Drug Use
Drug abusers' cash funds Central America violence

To the editor: If it's correct that "drug cartels and gangs are at the root of the increased violence" in Central America, then buyers of illegal drugs are partly to blame for the current crisis at our border. ("Explaining the crisis on the Southwest border as children seek refuge," June 21) Those who feel entitled to get high using illicit drugs should understand that their actions are jeopardizing the lives and well-being of people in other countries and at our border, and are fueling gang violence in the U.S. In addition, the impact of their drug use is reflected in our over-burdened justice system, a strained healthcare system and lost productivity. And many will die an unnecessary...