Drug addiction is a real and dangerous threat, not only to the people afflicted but to society as a whole. In a country where the healthcare and judicial systems are often overburdened, people with addiction problems are being swept under the rug or being lost in the shuffle, leaving them with little help beyond trying to quit on their own or to keep using.
Coastal cities seem to be getting the brunt of these problems. Miami, where there is a long history of drugs being trafficked into the city, is a particularly hot spot. Being an international hub for shipping makes the area a prime target for smugglers, both by sea and by air, with drug cartels moving products in and out of both the seaports and airports on a regular basis.