Funding Cartels: Why America Is Losing the Fentanyl Fight | CBS Reports

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Amid a deadly fentanyl crisis and a U.S. government campaign to crack down on supply chains, CBS Reports goes into a cartel stronghold in Mexico to uncover what’s behind the surge in fentanyl trafficking and why America is failing to stop it. Watch more CBS Reports documentaries that dive into the key issues driving the national and global conversation at
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@amsf1 2 aylar önce
This will never stop. You have to have complicit partners on every level from the bottom to the top in every participating country. It is impossible to traffic drugs internationally without it. You can't ship metric tons without someone knowing.. And as long as the demand from here and the uk fuels it, the money will be too tempting and now more countries are involved. Such as China, India, and some places in Africa. It is truly a global enterprise.
@GiantMiddleFinger 2 aylar önce
More top than bottom.
@crocodileshears 2 aylar önce
Safe supply and lowering barriers of entry for maintenance therapies are the only way to combat this issue. You have to deal with the demand, if you don’t there will always be someone willing to supply it.
@stefanjohansson2373 2 aylar önce
The easy solution is to not use it. The failing parents are one part of the problem. My kids will never use or die of any drug because I have fulfilled my role and always been a role model. Junkies are losers.
@jayisola6787 Aylar önce
So heartbreaking. It's not a Mexico problem. It's a huge problem within our own communities across anywhere USA. Heartbreaking!
@stanknasty456 2 aylar önce
My heart goes out to all the victims and their families. 🖤
@mervinavila888 2 aylar önce
Nobody told them to buy you know how many decisions you have to make to get ahold of a drug it starts from getting the money out of the ATM and they could choose not to do them but let's blame somebody else for our problems haha good luck
@manolodequeretaro 2 aylar önce
You mean the ones in Mexico right???
@Sp1r1t00 2 aylar önce
your heart going out to families does nothing to help. good job.
@mervinavila888 2 aylar önce
@@manolodequeretaro the junkies here un the us
@EddieHowes Aylar önce
Fentanyl addiction actually destroyed my life for over 6 years.also suffered severe depression and mental disorder. Not until my wife recommended me to psilocybin mushrooms treatment. Psilocybin treatment saved my life honestly. 2 years totally clean. Never thought I would be saying this about mushrooms.
@AloisCtirad Aylar önce
Amen God bless people. Save your health save your mind. Life is better without fentanyl, cocaine,alcohol and cigarettes. And you have more money in your pocket. God bless everyone who has rejected the devils intentions to be addicted to fentanyl, alcohol and cigarettes etc which can cause so much damage to health.
@AzubuikeOriaku Aylar önce
I've been looking to try shrooms for depression, just very difficult to get a reliable source here in Switzerland. Really need!
@AngelesGomez-mp8sk Aylar önce
Hey! Yes very sure of Dr.benshrooms. a single dose of shrooms saved me from Alcohol addiction. 6 years clean. no cravings. this doesn't sound weird to me in any way shape or form.
@WilliamsMartinez-hk4zn Aylar önce
I hate that psilocybin gets grouped with drugs like cocaine and heroin. Mushrooms are a remedy, not a vice!
@gefferystones2814 Aylar önce
How do I reach out to him? Is he on insta
@carlosa2995 2 aylar önce
This issue is very complex. It seems to me that in large part the demand is due to a society decay. Also due to a failed health system. This documentary talks about the traffickers on the Mexican side, but it does not talk about the traffickers who distribute it within the United States from coast to coast.
@edwigcarol4888 Aylar önce
Demand due to society decay
@Allhoney33 5 gün önce
@beverlygarten-johnson2744 2 aylar önce
My daughter died from fentanyl overdose October 2022. I still can't go to her grave. Something has got to be done. I don't want anyone to feel this pain.
@jimmydean358 2 aylar önce
I'm sorry for your lose my friend died by a heroin overdose.
@jimmydean358 2 aylar önce
@bcole4156 2 aylar önce
Im very sorry to hear that and I feel your pain because I have a niece I could imagine a daughter
@stevec310 2 aylar önce
I lost my bro to the blue 30 fakes . I was addicted for a few years myself . I personally had to go to jail, treatment, and AA to overcome.
@lxmedianetwork2782 2 aylar önce
This problem will never go away especially with SO MANY producers, enablers, dealers and buyers world wide. It’s truly sad.
@anon681 2 aylar önce
Open a methadone clinic brother
@primitxve8076 2 aylar önce
There will always be a dealer and a user. The cycle is never ending. Humans can no longer cope with life sober
@zzzz-sf5lr 2 aylar önce
The government needs to help these sick individuals. There is no hiding it. America is addicted to drugs that are extremely dangerous
@nickdotson21 2 aylar önce
@@zzzz-sf5lrwhy not help yourself instead of goin to gov. That’s something people need to fix themselves
@izdotcarter 2 aylar önce
AA aside, Al-anon is an excellent program for the families affected by addiction.
@truthhurts3524 2 aylar önce
Glad I got out before this fentanyl disaster. I would only use pills, which at the time I thought was better then a little baggie of random powder. Granted I only had two suppliers of the hydromorphone I was injecting, and they were elderly women that resorted to selling them to have extra income. Seeing these printed pills laced with fentanyl, I feel lucky I was pulled out when I was. Anyone reading this that got out, you’re doing fantastic! Keep it up! Anyone reading this in active addiction, you can get out, yes it sucks balls at first, but you CAN do it and you’re worth it!!
@josephmaina-vm1lc 2 aylar önce
Woow God protect you 🙏
@chickeninabread7168 Aylar önce
You know you wanna get high 😂
@LaughingblueSu 3 gün önce
​@chickeninabread7168 not smart
@marymalkus7522 2 aylar önce
The drug epidemic is enhanced by growing suppliers but the core problem lies in the demand. Easier said than done, but people need to live smarter and realize the consequences of taking any pills. Instead of falling victim to these pills, we as a society need to take responsibility starting from an individual level while the government can provide aid through assisting for mental health and enhanced living standards rather than pouring more money towards the drug affairs. Life is simple but as humans we make it complicated. If we just stick to the core essentials of life, people will be happier and more grateful rather than looking for means of escape.
@The_Caucasian_Sensation 2 aylar önce
I can’t believe American citizens still have a speck of confidence in their government.
@fastcrxzc 2 aylar önce
Not all Americans do. I know I sure as hell don't!
@Phaybaby1 2 aylar önce
Not me!! They want to be the solution to problems they have had a hand in or created AHHHTTT AHHTTT HAVE A SEAT!!
@epickicker1018 2 aylar önce
I almost died my first time I took a whole blue and woke up in the hospital. Luckily my parents found me before major brain damage could occur but it was a big slap in the face. Mentally coming back from that was one of the hardest challenges I’ve ever faced and the shame. I pray that we can make an impact and we can change the attitude of our country to fight this in a personal level.
@markbrown8097 2 aylar önce
Legalization and regulation of recreational drugs is the only sustainable answer.
@DebNKY 2 aylar önce
​@@markbrown8097you are correct.
@deecawford 2 aylar önce
I’m so glad you have survived this horrible time in your life. So many don’t get a second chance my friend. People have no way of knowing what they are taking, the illegal looks just as good as the legal.
@DebNKY 2 aylar önce
@@deecawford and sometimes we're dosed by a guy we used to trust.
@WaismannMethod 2 aylar önce
It's so frustrating and sad that fentanyl keeps pouring through our borders with NO real efforts to stop it. This is a preventable tragedy that is being ignored. Lives are at stake, and we're losing too many people to this deadly drug! We desperately need action now to keep communities safe! 😢💔 #StopFentanylCrisis
@MrThejoshman 2 aylar önce
always amazes me how media houses can find the cartel but the police cant....
@michaelscottmorris 2 aylar önce
@lsrose 2 aylar önce
Interesting isn’t it?
@MightyR1000 2 aylar önce
Let's us know who is helping this along.
@heidicat45 2 aylar önce
​@@MightyR1000just who do you think?
@kimlarso6363 2 aylar önce
@@heidicat45first of all, some of our Marines from 29 Palms/Camp Pendleton 😢
@darranx 2 aylar önce
As others said, we should do an investigation on why people are abusing/feel the need to abuse drugs and how to overcome the desire to abuse drugs
@abdulrahmanraheem423 2 aylar önce
Exactly! Where is that investigation?
@l3gendarylag805 2 aylar önce
They abuse them bcuz they're addicted, prolly started by wanting to get high just like people who start smokin tree..
@jimmyboe25 2 aylar önce
That is a massive myriad of points of interest for your question. I personally took a few Vicodin that ended 10 years later with me stopping because of pricing. But I did lose friends that continued after me 😞
@NewMusicRapHipHop 2 aylar önce
Interesting point
@user-ys5ns4mu6o 2 aylar önce
My heart goes out to all the victims in Mexico. Our Demand needs to be addressed.
@charlesgale4257 2 aylar önce
yeah they need to legalize it to end all these innocent deaths
@whocares__mrhjb9703 2 aylar önce
No. Your attitude is wonderful. But prohibition is a failure. And we need standards in all drugs. Prohibition has failed.
@susansalinas4522 Aylar önce
Thank you! They always talk about American victims but no one talks about the thousands of Mexican people who have died thanks to American weapons being smuggled into Mexico every single day.
@ikarljoseph 2 aylar önce
God Bless the lady who lost her child and may the girl Rest In Peace. A new plan must be put in place or a better one and I hope it will be.
@Mimicry161 2 aylar önce
Great investigative journalism! Don't see it too often with mainstream media.
@annemarie1507 2 aylar önce
Actually, great investigative journalism takes a lot of time and work. That's why you don't see it constantly. What you do see every day is the mainstream media producing a news product designed to draw viewers to get the funding that eventually pays for the less frequent great investigative journalism. That daily product tends to be sensationalistic and play on emotions because that's what works. Don't like it? Don't watch and they'll stop. Hasn't happened yet. A lot of complaining about what the mainstream media serves up, just like there's a lot of complaining about what the drug traffickers serve up, like fentanyl. But in both cases the market is driving the product.
@mr-iz8cx 2 aylar önce
​@@annemarie1507and what of the concept of 'manufacturing consent'? Do you believe that manipulation is not a tool used to persuade the public?
@dubinatub1 Aylar önce
Respect for the reporter and blessings to the mother, I know her pain
@johnturner9855 2 aylar önce
I lost my first cousin, 3 of my best friends and countless others I knew and loved to the soul snatching drug!!! They have got to get this under control
@Noisefreaak 2 aylar önce
Sorry man but L you know that’s there fault they should have been smarter and not picked it up and should have been raised correctly
@lilied1 2 aylar önce
Why so many in your circle are addicted?
@toxicavenger7073 2 aylar önce
That will never happen as long as humans exist so will drugs sorry to burst your bubble but your not alone in losing people you love we all have I lost 75% of my high school class
@dlife7427 2 aylar önce
They won't get it under control until they allow access to safer alternatives. Aka- proper pharma pain killers. Instead of doing that they have doubled down on not allowing doctors to prescribe
@franklopez4908 2 aylar önce
Why don’t we ever talk about the behaviors we employ here in the US. There should be a huge motivation to get us Americans to act right.
@DebNKY 2 aylar önce
Oh, you must be joking. We're free to make bad choices in the US.
@chaddittman8053 2 aylar önce
Why as an adult not aloud to put what I want in my body. I could go to the corner store and die from alcohol poisoning. We have plenty of good DUI laws on the book to protect innocent people.
@budgiecat2885 2 aylar önce
@@chaddittman8053 how does it protect if it doesn't prevent
@luisjacome5359 2 aylar önce
Yeah. We love to blame others for our own problems.. we love drugs!!! High school and colleges are just full of them and then when you go out to work you find out people snorting coke and popping pills left to right 😅
@user-mj3vt5xu6v 2 aylar önce
Good video. 100 years and these clowns still don't understand that prohibition isn't the answer. The last 100 years have proven beyond a doubt that where there is a demand, there will always be a supply, no matter what laws and enforcement you impose.
@zach1morris10 2 aylar önce
Bro I don’t know why they think they’re helping when they’re making it worse
@metavatar 2 aylar önce
The answer is they don't want to solve it because it's making so many people and corporations so much money.
@nycoolj3 2 aylar önce
@@metavatareverything is always about money at the end of the day
@kimlarso6363 2 aylar önce
Oh they know!…
@jonatand2045 2 aylar önce
​@@metavatar As always someone makes money from the drug market. Time to admit prohibition is a costly failure.
@sabrina.natalie 2 aylar önce
Honestly, I never foresee this problem ever going away. It will impact every single one of us in someway, somehow, forever.
@kimlarso6363 2 aylar önce
@BoatLoadsofDope 23 gün önce
It will only become worse, when the economy really starts dipping. Rough times are ahead.
@caliboy3785 2 aylar önce
It's sad how many people overdosed and my heart goes out to the family's but everyone gotta stop putting the blame on the cartels...if all of us didnt want or need any kind of illegal drugs there wouldn't be a market for it in the states..good ol American consumers
@mrjuse5470 2 aylar önce
Big pharma started the current opioid epidemic with oxy. The same people who started this whole thing are still running the same companies and still contributing to the same politicians. Corporations run the US. Until this changes nothing will ever change. All politicians should have the same meager campaign budget provided by the government itself. No outside influence by corporations should be allowed and no outside donations of any kind. Even a small violation of these rules should be a minimum 7 year federal prison sentence. When common people from all financial backgrounds can realistically become senators and governors things will change. The people who currently hold these positions are almost always lawyers or super rich guys who are out of touch with the reality most people live in. Drugs are here to stay but we could do a way better job of cleaning up this mess and it starts with our elected officials.
@lorenzo2534 2 aylar önce
Thank you for sharing the Absolute truth About America 🇺🇸. Nobody speaks about this side of the addiction. Period
@Floatup 2 aylar önce
Crazy thing this isnt the first opioid epidemic society has dealt with before oxy it was heroin and before that it was opium that's why we should legalize all drugs because no matter how much laws you want to make people will still find a way to sell and buy what they want. If they legalized drugs and offered a safer alternative like controlled morphine people wouldn't be dying from fent
@dfoolz 2 aylar önce
Thank you, this is the correct response.
@JoseAvila4_20 2 aylar önce
As a matter a fact I dos everything I could to make her understand.. but I can promise you we already were talking about these same things but she's just getting más
@LiqqaRoni-cx3tx 2 aylar önce
You should do a news story on why the media rarely talks about it. We've been fighting a war against the cartels for generations!
@nelsonjjimenez3090 2 aylar önce
I'm sorry for your loss, sweetheart. But I don't think the current government is going to fix it because they don't care. Stay strong and our heavenly father will make sure it gets taken care of...
@damienholland8103 2 aylar önce
@@nelsonjjimenez3090 Well, how do you totally stop drugs? Even in countries that are super strict and with an easier time enforcing their borders it still gets in.
@TheViktorofgilead 2 aylar önce
It’s not a war on drugs, it’s a war on your personal freedom. Keep that in mind at all times. - Bill Hicks
@majorphenom1 2 aylar önce
Thanks for sharing 🙏🏾 Prayers out for those trying to recover from the passing of their loved ones 🕊️ Prayers out for those caught in drug addiction🕊️ Prayers out for those caught in the web of the cartels 🕊️ 2 aylar önce
It's all part of God's plan though....
@milescunha5286 2 aylar önce
It’s important to be open with your kids about drugs and don’t give them a reason to hide it from you. Government has nothing to do with the choices that people make. Change starts at home. And if someone is adamant about using drugs know that fetanyl is in everything. And only people who build a slow and strong tolerance can use and not die. Voting is key.
@natel4545 2 aylar önce
If we started focusing on re-industrializing and improving our public schools to better educate the youth, we can greatly reduce recreational drug use. In the Netherlands, the government focused on rehabilitating, employing, and connecting drug abusers within their communities. Since Japan has focused on investing into its country (by employing family owned businesses, education, and infrastructure) their economy has made great strides. While drug use is common throughout the world, America in particular has a more significant issue than others. Jobs going oversees and globalization have caused issues with high rates of unemployment. This issue is hardly scalable. Our youth eligibility and decrease in military enrollment can weaken our military standard that has ultimately kept world order and allowed economies to thrive through specialized global trade. When issues in the Pacific arise with China and Taiwan, countries may work to become more self-sufficient and rely on intercostal/continental neighboring countries to trade with. This would allow for larger shipments to bypass customs, and an influx of fentanyl.
@JSV11111 2 aylar önce
An an Indian I request all my fellow humans not to touch this or any dangerous drug substance 🙏🙏. Felt really sad 😢 for who passed away and what their family members might have gone through 💔.. God bless you and protect you in Jesus Name.
@pissiole5654 2 aylar önce
Whys the fact your indian relevant here?
@edgarsahagun6976 2 aylar önce
You should do a story of how much money politicians have made off the drug war . And how the us helped the sinaloa cartel
@kommetkhan2979 2 aylar önce
That part
@zazasnruntz7505 2 aylar önce
Do a story on how people want to get high
@user-mj9lq9vp3w Aylar önce
Dude, they're out in the open across California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas and many other places. Unless the cops are legally blind, they don't even have to search. The cartels may as well have a giant sign saying "we are the cartels" with how damn bold they've been nowadays.
@EarthWasHere 2 aylar önce
We blame drugs for deaths but not the people addicted to drugs. Drugs aren’t something that get into your system without physically consuming it by hand. Everyone and i mean everyone knows what drugs are and what the consequences can be. Addiction and death. They chose to gamble and try it. Everyone is responsible for their own actions. Just to make things simple, if people didnt want them their wouldn’t be a market. No matter how hard you try you can’t stop something people are looking for consistently.
@notexpatjoe 2 aylar önce
You get it but, it is not a popular opinion. It's much easier for people to blame the drugs than the reason they took it.
@cornell833 2 aylar önce
Fentanyl took my Dad Which is Something I Have to Live with the rest of My Life 😢 Every life lost to Fentanyl is a tragedy 🙏 For Us all #Nebraska
@stevec310 2 aylar önce
Got my bro to we from NE as well rip
@J3R1K4s 2 aylar önce
I am beyond grateful I'm sober and that I got sober before Fentanyl spiked. If i didn’t I know I wouldn't be here today. I thank my son- he gave me purpose in life. When he was born I knew I owed him my life to give him a greater life than I had. He deserved a better me. He deserved everything all my time love infatuation praise health and money well over any drug. To anyone struggling out there, it is never too late. You can do it! ❤
@keyurpatel1982 2 aylar önce
i get high when I win an argument on Twitter or the comments section of TRshow. Drugs have zero affect on my mental faculties. Absolutely zero.
@jimharding4716 2 aylar önce
good for you
@J3R1K4s Aylar önce
@@keyurpatel1982 okay? Lol
@basedgamerguy818 2 aylar önce
It's easy just decriminalize all drugs and have doctors prescribe pharmaceutical grade medication to those with addiction issues and wrap those services with rehab services. Also we can't let this narrative say that this drug epidemic is different every black family in the 80's that lost a family member to the cocaine epidemic felt the same pain as these families losing family members to fentanyl. This is truly an indictment of American capitalism which refuses to do what is right for those dealing with addiction
@gringoboy701 2 aylar önce
If America actually cared about the issues causing people to abuse drugs, then we'd make a lot more traction than simply attempting to chase after the endless drugs day in and day out
@richardalexander1036 2 aylar önce
Precisely. Address the root causes and not just the consequences...
@abdulrahmanraheem423 2 aylar önce
Exactly! There is a demand for it so the Mexicans are supplying it!
@wegrata 2 aylar önce
Yup need to make sales and distribution of opioids, amphetamines , and coke a capital offense with a death sentence.
@Tacticode 2 aylar önce
We need to push for the clinical trials and legalization of Ibogaine. As an addict (methadone maintenance thus I can't say "recovering") it's the ONLY proven cure to addiction and breaking that dependence/need for opiates.
@marycarol4342 2 aylar önce
What is Ibogaine? Please explain. How new is it?
@andrzejcelinski1 2 aylar önce
The war on drugs does not work at all! Safe supply, decriminalization and harm reduction, that's where our efforts must turn. ❤
@manolodequeretaro 2 aylar önce
My heart goes out to all the victims in Mexico
@Sp1r1t00 2 aylar önce
your heart going out to families does nothing to help. good job.
@briansanchez6699 2 aylar önce
@@Sp1r1t00 neither does your comment. congrats.
@rmf9567 2 aylar önce
Yeah, great job to all the toilet cleaners
@bigfishy7816 2 aylar önce
Danny Boy Delbert cleans toilets 🪠🚽 👍👍👍. Brother says to 👏👖
@RipPimpCScrewstonTX 2 aylar önce
My heart goes out to the families of users
@jordanedsill7900 2 aylar önce
The producers have a small fault in this, majority of the problem is the buyer. If there are no customers, there is no business. You would think the US gov would put an end to this, especially how "powerful" they are, but they don't want to. There's too much money involved for them to care.
@kamilkorus 2 aylar önce
we have had 40 years and trillions of dollars to prove to ourselves that unless you address the underlying socioeconomic issues you will continue to lose the war on drugs and all you'll get in return is a police state.
@kabirahmed5993 2 aylar önce
It is really painful for parents to lose their children to drugs. America is pervaded with drugs and the crisis doesn't seem to ebb one bit. I feel US should conduct educational programs in schools nationwide which dissuade the use of drugs and fentanyl to educate youngsters about the same. Children have impressionable minds and they need to be educated about drugs through creative and new initiatives. This would ensure that the "new crop" is strong and not weak to do drugs. Only a pan US program would ensure that every one participates to make it a grand success.
@kabirahmed5993 2 aylar önce
New ideas and new ways of doing things often makes a massive acceptance of an initiative.
J Z 2 aylar önce
Would be best to equally put the spotlight on the US Pharmaceutical Cartel too.
@lorenzo2534 2 aylar önce
@neal.karn-jones 2 aylar önce
And the Chinese supplying the fentanyl.
@anthonydanaher2146 2 aylar önce
@@neal.karn-jones not supplying only but showing cartels how to make it in the lab out of the raw chemicals so there independent and ccp has deniability
@dave9351 Aylar önce
I went to a cemetery in Buenos Aires years ago and it had some large, very ornate burial sites, but this cemetery is nothing short of amazing ! Well done video ! The Mexican Journalist is one brave man to do what he did ! Thank You for your knowledge and sharing it with CBS News. "This is where they dump the bodies.... you should turn off the cameras" (Oh heck, keep 'em running... what could possibly happen ?)
@haydendenard2693 2 aylar önce
as a former addict I cannot even begin to tell you how laughable it is that they think they will ever "win" the war on drugs for every 1,000 lbs they catch thousands more get by you have to go to full scale legalization and supply safe use centers and supply it would put them out of business overnight but they'll never do that because there is too much money I the police state and the prison industrial complex
@bigtimepimpin666 2 aylar önce
I'll never understand why Americans have this enthusiasm for narcotics. I was scared to even use my pain opioids like Percocet and Oxys due to the risk of getting hooked. Which I never did. But most Americans do these dangerous narcotics just for recreation. WTF? How hard is it to just say no??!
@user-nw1lb1vy2q 9 gün önce
I think you should check your facts, recreation? How can you even measure that.
@pantski1 2 aylar önce
Resolution: 1. Reduce demand (work/drug programs instead of jail time for users in secured area = labor would pay for themselves, Compensation to programs for success if users no longer are users) 2. Provide witness protection to Mexican criminals that help bring down production and distribution. 3. Increase jail time to distributors and offer name change and relocation for informants.
@JorgeHernandezGarcia1991 2 aylar önce
Now this is some good journalism! I liked that it doesn't make it look like a "Mexico" problem. Us mexicans we've been suffering the consequences of being neighbors with the largest illegal drug market in the world. The whole reason why our government has been completely corrupted by narcos is because the money that there is to make is insane! And now they have too much power, so much we can't even do anything about it without risking our lives. In fact, Mexico is the most dangerous contry to be a journalist. The solution has to be a joint effort from the US and Mexico. If the narcos had no access to assault weapons and you improved your healthcare system to help people with mental health and addiction we would see an improvement. I also think us mexicans need to give better oportunities to the poorest of our country, so that they wouldn't need to risk their lives by joining a cartel. If we made our country safer, we could attract more foreign investment and create more jobs for those people.
@rodrigotrejo9232 2 aylar önce
Bad journalism there’s a lot of wrong information on 15:45 they was armed cartel members
@user-zp7jp1vk2i 2 aylar önce
That's one reason I supported the Free Trade agreement in the early eighties: Canada, the USA , and Mexico and the movement of goods, services, AND PEOPLE as in Europe and it's union. Unfortunately, it's just too good a whipping boy for federal and state politicians to garner and preach to the converted. Housing? You'd think US politicos would want softwood (framing) lumber from Canada to come in big time at a low price. But they constantly engage in blockage and court fights (most of which they lose years later). |Meanwhile. tornados, storms, and other weather disasters make mince meat of poor house construction in the USA in bad weather areas. Citizens are the losers, their politicians get re-elected!
@jimharding4716 2 aylar önce
well said
@doomergateblazze5030 2 aylar önce
She's gotta learn to cope with the loose loss of a child that's devastating for anyone my heart goes out there you MoM
@Kacv-dc1tx Aylar önce
I had a botched operation when I was 21 & have been on morphine every day for the last 32 years, I raised my kids, had a career & put 2 thru college, i never once used street drugs or got arrested. My advantage was, I bought from my pharmacy and never got mixed up in the drug world. And I dont understand why the government wont just allow this to be legal for everyone like it is for me.
@user-mj7eb2nv8s 2 aylar önce
when we allowed doctors to prescribe pain meds the problem was NOWHERE near this bad. punishing people for doctor shopping led to our streets being overrun by a fentanyl epidemic.
@michaelg8642 2 aylar önce
true.. you can go in agonizing pain with a broken rib and they give you tylenol like wtf
@jaebae5706 2 aylar önce
@Deicide-xi5eo 2 aylar önce
as long as there is a demand it will never stop.
@samanthasimental3788 2 aylar önce
Im watching this on a week when a baby died and others survived in a daycare that hid fentanyl. Sad😢
@davidedi-osagie6806 2 aylar önce
that whole story is heartbreaking, God bless those babies souls 🕊️
@user-ib7cq4hj8r 2 aylar önce
This CBS series has been fire . Our Demand needs to be addressed.
@MickeyFickey661 2 aylar önce
It seems one solution is for the US Government to legalize drugs - and distribute them - via legitimate US "pharmacies" who will ensure that people who consume them are not dropping like flies. Use the profits to set up rehab centers, education. Meanwhile, this would cut demand from the cartels out and they would eventually go away.
@kkrollingskkrollings3173 2 aylar önce
Legalize and education is the only way to win this battle you are correct. British Columbia Canada just decriminalized drugs and all addicts have access to safe supply. Many are watching BC to see if fentanyl deaths will decline I suspect overdoses on fentanyl will decrease substantially for the first time in years instead of increasing.
@carriebonner-roushbonner-r7022 2 aylar önce
​@@kkrollingskkrollings3173 📣 NOT SURE☎️ CANADA IS A HOT MESS TOO, RIGHT NOW📜🇺🇲🦅🗽⏳
@RacerX1971 2 aylar önce
@mikecoffin9236 2 aylar önce
@@RacerX1971 what's your solution?
@lostridinfast7734 2 aylar önce
Quick and easy way to solve all of this, make it available legally from a store without a prescription and then the cartels have no way to profit. Someone is going to profit from drug abusers but our government chooses it be the cartels instead of local businesses.
@bradrook3919 2 aylar önce
Forget the Drug a story on the Banking Cartel that named themselves the "Federal Reserve" look like they are a government agency
@bbnashae3639 2 aylar önce
Sts 💯💯💯
@stephenescamilla2129 2 aylar önce
Well said, federal reserve is a racket
@dorianvedrashko9172 2 aylar önce
HSBC or HBC, most of the big banks launder their money. Cartels were originally a title for financial companies, especially banks.
@edziuhersthey2313 2 aylar önce
I lost two nieces to fentanyl overdoses one in 2012 and one in 2014.
@solange4746 2 aylar önce
Address the root cause, and ensure our very own USA citizens do not buy these products. Educate our US citizens and care for them, opiods lead to addiction. Let´s not blame it on the cartels only, or China only....
@alexcarter8807 2 aylar önce
That upper-middle-class lady in Prescott, Arizona.... I lived in the Prescott area for some years and it's a very right-wing, very "ve ist der master race" and "gott mit uns" (god is with us) and yet, in that culture, taking opiates is normalized. To me it's inconceivable to be educated, middle-class, having a car when you're still a teen and doubtless having your pick of colleges, and buying pills off of the street. It just does not compute to me. I grew up in a predominately Asian culture and if you're doing well (or even if you're not) it's considered hugely shameful to be a drug addict. Huge shame, to oneself and to one's family. But that's not a thing in white American culture where "if it feels good, do it" and where taking opiates is not only normalized but considered adventurous and cool. This goes back many decades if not centuries. So it's no mystery that Americans, and disproportionately white Americans who are "nice middle-class people" as I see so often in these documentaries, are dying from opiates.
@juliea8188 2 aylar önce
She lives in Prescott...and like anywhere else, it sadly happens. Doesn't make Prescott bad; it's a wonderful city!
@jackiewoolard8998 2 aylar önce
How do you know she's upper middle class?
@shopsshire9282 2 aylar önce
That's our culture last few years there's actually some people white Americans me and cluded who actually believe in morals and positive shame
@TheNaturalebeauty 2 aylar önce
Amen. You are right
@iam_donnab 2 aylar önce
As long as doctors make it so hard to get medicine for pain, this will continue. Telling people to take Aleve or Tylenol for severe pain is what fuels the search for pills outside the pharmacy. Rather than have people die when they take half a pill of something, just prescribe it. They can only get help for their addiction if they're alive.
@reginajohnson1818 2 aylar önce
@fixthat2240 2 aylar önce
They can’t even stop it from going into jails and prisons, that alone should show it’s a non winnable battle
@ahmedhassan-hl1qw 2 aylar önce
Never thought about that, that should be the first question.
@chichi3701 2 aylar önce
Good point. Even in smaller, more controlled settings like prisons, we have regular American citizens (not drug cartels) smuggling drugs in. So we can't put the blame solely on the cartels. We are a part of the problem.
@manuell4968 2 aylar önce
As long as there is a person willing to do it, there is going to be a person to sell it.
@surtrpicks 2 aylar önce
Drugs can be horrible, had problems with them in my family…ruined a family. Question I have is how do we fight drug usage when it’s been with humanity since the beginning. It’s something we seek and do….
@edwigcarol4888 Aylar önce
Research with labor mice shows, that they are too exposed to the risk of addiction. This is due to the universal reward system in the brain of each living mammalm
@thensaiswatchingtoo2977 2 aylar önce
The huge tomb mansions are insane. They are literally houses with electricity and A/C for a person in a casket.
@saudielbamber4227 2 aylar önce
what lots of money and not enough brain cells from doing too much drugs does to somebody
@jamesgilbert91 2 aylar önce
You mean "tiny homes" for the homeless to get high in?
@christopherjones7456 2 aylar önce
My deepest condolences 🙏🏾 for I have lost family an friends to fety as well😓
@harry8912 Aylar önce
I respect the former ambassador to Mexico’s honesty about it. He’s very truthful about it and I’m surprised he hasn’t been silenced for speaking the truth.
@righteousbyfaithinChrist 2 aylar önce
What hopelessness does to people...perhaps instead of treating them like "expendables", we offer them hope.
@ispazzed Aylar önce
currently struggling with fentanyl addiction and I'm thankful I'm still alive.
@mariovargas3874 2 aylar önce
Imagine having a drug problem and you blame it on Mexico and try to invade…. But you forget that Mexico is your biggest business partner in the world
@joeanderson8839 2 aylar önce
Part of the reason we are losing this fight is because we lack opportunities. If people had better things to do then fewer people would take drugs and fewer people would sell them. Our government needs to decriminalize drugs so that people have access to safer substances, better education, and access to rehabilitation services when they need it. We need to take the money out of the cartels. The only way to do this is by decriminalization.
@veramae4098 2 aylar önce
We need to take the money out of our military budget.
@carlosabrego7987 2 aylar önce
guns and weapons courtesy of the USA goverment
@rodrigotrejo9232 2 aylar önce
This is an excuse this is America a 1st world nation there’s opportunities everywhere if you pursuit but yet people love drugs here 3rd world nations that education is not guaranteed or forced by the government parents don’t know if they gonna have food or water on their table no internet but yet they don’t abuse drugs only America has that problem people use drugs because they want to get high that is it
@x-raymind7778 2 aylar önce
It is the only way but I don’t blame the ones who can’t visualize it
@chichi3701 2 aylar önce
What "opportunities" are lacking in wealthy, predominantly white neighborhoods where drug use is rampant in the young population?
@mogreen19 2 aylar önce
The US lacks a functioning healthcare system and does not have mental health care either. Only a functioning mental health care system can get the numbers of heavy depressions that lead to substance abuse and addictions go down. You need an army of doctors, not a militarized police. There was a shooting 3km from my house in the Netherlands with the involvement of a Mexican cartel. They do need to be arrested, but you only take their customer base with a lot of mental health programs.
@veramae4098 2 aylar önce
@happynclermont9678 2 aylar önce
@paulmckiernan9752 2 aylar önce
safe supply is the only thing that will reduce deaths. if ppl knew the potency and drug they were using, opioid overdoses would fall to early 2000s levels - a couple thousand a year instead of 100k
@veeser1 2 aylar önce
I feel for that mom. If i have a child addicted to fentynal i am packing up and moving to the U.P. of michigan and we are cp it out. I will give up everything i have to not be a parent in a situation like this. We all know from the past 4 yrs we cant count on our goverment for anything but collecting our taxes and distributing them to other causes thanare own. Its you and your close family and thats it. The only ones to count on until we see a huge change.
@GiantMiddleFinger 2 aylar önce
You can’t lose a fight you’re not fighting. It’s being “allowed” to happen to further destroy the American culture.
@Erica-cf1xb 2 aylar önce
Bingo...Nobody wants to believe this part tho.
@pasofino9583 2 aylar önce
That is your culture.
@Amy-vk9ov 2 aylar önce
@@pasofino9583no. It’s not. It’s the government, not the people.
@jacobblue1985 2 aylar önce
​@@Amy-vk9ovbut we vote for those. From the sheriffs to the city council, to the mayors, to the governors. You can't vote corrupt politicians and say it's their fault. They're decriminalizing drugs AND crimes in major cities. These major cities are.... democratic. Just facts
@davidkavetsky2377 2 aylar önce
Wide open border
@MightyR1000 2 aylar önce
When "war on drugs, campaign" started in the 80s, it came across as a major problem for our country. Here we are, 40 years later, still talking about how to stop it when it has gotten worse. With the massive money that it makes, is it really a mission anymore to stop it!?!? What's the plan on stopping it (that's if they want it stopped)? #snowballrollingdownhill
@williamwilson6499 2 aylar önce
Started in the 70s.
@melinabobina1503 2 aylar önce
Why don’t we start by regulating the pharmaceutical companies that give out the drug in the first place and then wonder why there is so much demand to get bootleg fentanyl 😡
@user-bo2yw4hy9m Aylar önce
This is a dumb statement. We have to have pain meds and one day you will need it and eat ur words. If they stopped making pain meds it would be a mess. Suffering . And the pharmaceutical companies didn’t start it. Sure they and doctors overwrote and overfilled a lot but the supply/demand is issues and the demand is the main issue. And drugs has been an issue for way longer than the last 5-10 years. Just because you haven’t had to use pain meds don’t be stupid and make comments you have no clue what your talking abt
@BaltimoresBerzerker 2 aylar önce
It's crazy when one can look back on heroin with nostalgia in comparison to fentanyls impact.
@henrysantos7160 2 aylar önce
This is really sad and heartbreaking,
@srami004 Aylar önce
Corruption on both sides has to be a large part.
@bgsonsthriving. 2 aylar önce
This is heartbreaking 💔
@angelarios2931 2 aylar önce
Look at how many people “drugs” employ… they don’t WANT to stop it. Sad but true
@starfox8006 2 aylar önce
I can't relate but hope those who are opioid addicts pull through. I just see zombies on the streets and that's scary enough.
@kristie3592 Aylar önce
Because of the epidemic, cancer patients are in agony a lot of the time. I was one. The opioid epidemic and the resulting crackdown has left millions of very ill Americans unable to get doctors to prescribe pain medications.
@Mental_Egg 2 aylar önce
America does a great job of well funding and well arming the drug cartels.
@kimlarso6363 2 aylar önce
It’s all just Business, man!🤪
@savannahshepherd2283 2 aylar önce
Mental health should be #1. #2 after care for people who are addicted. A lot of homeless people get stuck in survival mode so even after detox they end up back where they started.
@burntsincebirth702 2 aylar önce
I'm currently homeless and addicted to fentanyl. I have to agree with you 100%.
@LadiesMann024 2 aylar önce
This CBS series has been fire 🔥
@charlesgale4257 2 aylar önce
just like the drugs
@jacobthompson6265 2 aylar önce
My cousin passed away from fentanyl this year. It’s not worth it. Please get help.
@bonimessner6360 2 aylar önce
Our Demand needs to be addressed
@bonimessner6360 2 aylar önce
Nothing warrants killing in the name of profit but it's a way of life and leisure and control for others that have no councious.
@dlife7427 2 aylar önce
Exactly, the country is at fault because they won't allow doctors to prescribe proper pharma pain killers.
@emilyl6746 2 aylar önce
We're losing the fight due to the lack of discipline and impulse control on this side. It's not hard to figure out.
@edwigcarol4888 Aylar önce
"Discipline" also called having "good routines" and a "structured day" in psychology develops during the upbringing This is acquired through social environment. "Discipline" can also be the result of your own ability to repress yourself. Now if you have only to repress some unpleasant memories, you can succeed. But say the traumatic memory surge is so intense, you get so miserable... do you lack "discipline" ? "Discipline" is so blurred as a word and helps only few. Or may be "discipline" referring to the "executive functioning" ? Calling it by its proper name helps people to find how they can learn its practice. If its refers to repression, then only clinical psychology can help or trauma therapy Sure it is nothing for helping against Fentanyl. Impulse control is a matter of neurotransmitters, the amount of stress experienced in childhood weakening the frontal cortex (stress is poison), the background activity of the brain (traumatic pressure) And the health of the autonomic nervous system, which depends directly from the care and love you got as a new born (myelination of the Vagus Nerve after birth) Impulse control does not drop from the sky... Will and cognition are massively overrated and work only a short time. Far more powerful practices are Awareness instead of will Selfcare instead of repression Deep understanding along its emotional dimension without judgement instead of cognition
@emilyl6746 Aylar önce
@@edwigcarol4888 great. Can you next explain to me how these traits factor into the end users of drugs, namely inhabitants of the First World versus those in the developing world?
@chownful Aylar önce
Why do they never talk about how fentanyl was prescribed for years and years by doctors? It was even offered in a lollipop form - straight from the pharmacy and totally legal. They don't like to talk about that.
@SonOfPetro 2 aylar önce
The world should get together to save Mexico from the cartels. We need help!
@discoverymoi 2 aylar önce
As long as there are so many ppl willing to buy the product there’s no way to stop the entrance on the country, is that simple and that sad.
@jnutty4300 2 aylar önce
It blows my mind how someone can willingly give this drug to someone knowing the possible outcome is death.And as a drug dealer how are you able to make money if you're product is killing your customers.
@thomasmason6631 2 aylar önce
Drugs are such a complicated complex issue like people are always going use them and sell them and the government knows that just gotta figure out what to do with that
@heinzh5687 2 aylar önce
When i'm driving through town I see so many people on the street bent over like a zombie trying to touch their toes. Its so sad to see...all I can do is pray and not give them money when theyre asking for money for we know they wont use the money for food.
@Stevesingh23 2 aylar önce
Love how they can punish us for driving over the speed limit, etc. but these politicians that can stop this don’t get along punished for not doing there job
@joshmartin427 2 aylar önce
Legalize similar drugs that are proven safer for consumption with known doses and addicts would use those instead. Drug users are going to use drugs whether anyone likes it or not, give them a safer alternative. That's the only way you can help this issue.
@Falconryful 2 aylar önce
Our government cuts off Americans on pain meds and the cartels fill the void 😱 Seems to me big government shares in the responsibility 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️
@jonatand2045 2 aylar önce
The war on drugs failing like always.
@brittneytrine6325 13 gün önce
@tortillero3138 2 aylar önce
The problem is the United States appetite for drugs.
@lorenzo2534 2 aylar önce
Bingo. They can't admit that though. Gotta save face. 😢😮
@chichi3701 2 aylar önce
That's part of the equation. We demand the drugs and provide the weapons they use to maintain their control and terrorize locals. When that cartel general said he wasn't a terrorist, just a businessman, I laughed.
@lorenzo2534 2 aylar önce
@chichi3701 in Reality he's the one laughing but ok 👍 👌.
@chichi3701 2 aylar önce
@@lorenzo2534 Clearly he is. I laugh at his hypocrisy and he laughs because he doesn't care about the destruction he causes. So.....
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