One question that many concerned individuals may have for those who become addicted to illicit substances is how the drugs were obtained in the first place. The sad truth is that there are vast networks in place to ensure these dangerous goods reach addicts and potential new customers. Drug trafficking and the trade of illegal substances not only ensnare individuals in the trap of addiction (more often than not requiring a stint in drug rehab to achieve full recovery)—it also fuels other criminal activities. Here’s a look at some of the numbers behind the drug trafficking epidemic and its devastating effects.
According to results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 20.4 million adults aged 18 years or older needed substance use