Understanding the Fentanyl Crisis


Michael K. Reyes (Editor)

Series: Law, Crime and Law Enforcement

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids have devastated communities all over the United States, fueling the worst drug crisis in American history. Over 150 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl. America’s drug crisis is so severe compared to other countries because of its position in drug supply chains. Mexican cartels import synthetic chemicals from China and make synthetic drugs like fentanyl at very low cost, which are then smuggled through the southern border. Every day, transnational criminal organizations use America’s complex highway systems to smuggle illicit drugs, such as deadly fentanyl, into our country. These criminal organizations pose an enormous threat to the United States, as they undermine public safety and flood the streets with drugs.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Fentanyl Crisis in America: Inaction Is No Longer an Option
Committee on the Judiciary

Chapter 2. Protecting the U.S. Homeland: Fighting the Flow of Fentanyl from the Southwest Border
Committee on Homeland Security

Chapter 3. The Silent Epidemic: Fentanyl and Older Americans
U.S. Senate Committee on Aging


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