Fentanyl Is A Dangerous Drug, But Not Just For The People Who Take It, Here’s Why

Fentanyl is responsible for 70,000 or more drug-related deaths each year which leaves families grieving.

By Trista Sobeck | Updated


The fentanyl crisis is at an all-time high. The drug added to prescription pills is incredibly deadly. But what can the government do about it? There are some vaccines and antidotes on the horizon, but those don’t stop the root cause–the drugs and cartels. Those are indeed the Mexican government’s issues. But are they too weak to control them? Experts warn that it is plausible that we could soon be activating a war on drugs that is actually a war about drugs. The scenario seems unlikely, but Mexico has admitted it cannot win against the cartels.

According to NPR, President Biden has promised to have a bipartisan agreement when it comes to drugs at the border. However, experts say whatever Biden plans to do, it will not work. Many experts are taking the stance that it is impossible to stop fentanyl from entering the US. In fact, there have been recent reports of pigeons being trained to enter prisons to deliver drugs. The lengths that folks will go to keep the drug trade in business so they can make money is astounding. 

Last week, Biden announced that he wants to launch a major surge to stop the production of fentanyl in Mexico. The drug is responsible for 70,000 drug-related deaths each year. Although representatives of both sides of the political aisle are fervent that the illegal drug traffic needs to stop, there seem to be highly doubtful voices saying it will never stop. 

To fuel the fentanyl fire, the drug became politically polarized last year, as it is linked to undocumented folks trying to get into the US. At the same time, the head of the DEA is putting together a task force to dismantle the two large cartels and one of the main drug suppliers to the US. But drug experts have said that this will likely fail. 

Not many organizations in Mexico will go up against the powerful cartels because they are too dangerous. And when fentanyl does cross into the US, it is very challenging to find it. The drug is so powerful that it can be moved in tiny amounts without going noticed. 

Unfortunately, drugs move around the country and world in various ways. Recently, large amounts of cocaine were found floating in the Pacific Ocean. Because experts found it in the drug trade, they were able to track from where it came and take down a major syndicate.

Recently in Colorado, meth was found in local libraries. The library is not known to have drugs or drug-related activity, but recently, homeless folks had been using the library as a shelter. And, according to reports, had brought meth in with them. 

So, it is not just fentanyl at the border. It is cocaine in the oceans and meth in safe neighborhoods. Drugs are everywhere. And according to some, there is no way to stop them — not by saying no and not by cracking down on illegal activity. It certainly is a grim outlook.