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Here’s the big problem with Trump’s plan to fight drugs

Doc Thompson

President Donald Trump spoke Monday in New Hampshire to share his ideas for battling opioid addiction. One of his proposed solutions is a new and improved "War on Drugs"-like campaign with bigger and better anti-drug PSAs.

Drug overdoses are the No. 1 cause of death for Americans under 50, and the CDC estimates that 64,000 Americans died from overdoses in 2016.

On today's show, Doc talked about the problems with Trump's PSA idea and revisited some of the anti-drug slogans he grew up with. We've all heard "this is your brain on drugs," right? So why is Trump pushing for taxpayers to cover more anti-drug ads when they clearly didn't work?

"Your plan is to do something that has not worked," Doc said. “You know how I know they don’t work? Because it’s 2018 and we’re talking about addiction."

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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