End the Opioid Epidemic

End the Opioid Epidemic

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Julian Craig started this petition to U.S. Senate and

More than 130 people overdose from opioids every single day. Half of these cases involve fentanyl. The United States is in a serious opioid crisis.

It’s no secret that the War on Drugs has proven thus far, unsuccessful. In fact, things have only gotten worse. Pharmaceutical companies are selling death and addiction to the American people for profit. In addition to this, when people can no longer afford these prescription opioids, they turn to deadly alternatives such as fentanyl. To top it off, these addicts are being funneled into our for-profit prison systems that do not offer proper medical treatment.

Opioid addiction is not a criminal issue. It’s a health issue. The only criminals here are those who have caused this epidemic. Something needs to be done in order to stop this national crisis.

I propose the following three actions:

1. Assign severe criminal penalties, such as lifetime sentences, for those responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of opioids with reckless disregard for the health and lives of millions of Americans.

2. Offer nationwide government harm reduction programs for those affected by the crisis to help these victims once again become productive members of society.

3. Enact sweeping national policies that treat drug addiction like the health issue that is rather than the excuse to incarcerate millions of people in the for-profit prison system.

Sign now to let your representatives know that letting CEOs walk free for causing a national crisis is inexcusable. Sign now to let them know that the war on drugs has failed. Sign now to let them know that people suffering and dying from addiction are not criminals, but rather sick people who need proper medical care. Sign now. Thank you for your consideration.

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