We live under the illusion that all problems can be dealt with through force.
The drugs stemming from the opium poppy have sparked wars, been used as a painkiller the world over and currently a prescription abuse epidemic in the U.S.
Territory battles between gangs over new customers attracted by cheap heroin have resulted in terrible consequences for those caught in the crossfire.
Jack Fishman's widow is fighting for policy changes that will help treat America's growing opioid problem.
The United Nations estimates that $28 billion worth of heroin and opium is trafficked from Afghanistan to Western Europe each year.
Deaths from the synthetic opiate look like early signs of a lethal new chapter in the U.S.'s surging addiction crisis.
More people in the U.S. died from opioid overdoses than car accidents in 2014.
The city has been devastated by the quick collapse of its one-time monopoly on East Coast casino gambling.
With Chapo behind bars, it falls to Zambada to maintain the Sinaloa Cartel's ranking as the world's largest.
Mexican authorities have formally begun extraditing the cartel leader to the U.S.
Overdose deaths were up 14% in 2014 compared to 2013.
The plan will focus on treating addicts rather than punishing them and targeting high-level suppliers for arrest.
Study finds that cortisol, produced by body in response to stress, cut cravings by 25 percent.
Authorities found 154 pounds of heroin.
Despite billions of dollars on counternarcotics program, poppy cultivation is growing.
Authorities recently started seeing Mexican meth alongside heroin in local drug takedowns.