Drug cartels would not exist if there was no market in the United States. We will never win the war on drugs by pandering to and subsidizing drug addiction. Build the war (correctly), legalize drugs (which will minimize profits) and let the chips fall. That means drug testing to receive any government benefits, no government paid “recovery” programs and faith. Faith to let communities help members recover if they want to have help.
I understand that this means the death of many people who have succumbed to drug addiction. I also understand that we have lost this “war” a long time ago. Stop funding the cartels with crime to buy drugs and government assisted suicide with the help of China.