Dilbert Comic strip creator and podcaster Scott Adams complained the U.S. was not taking the opioid epidemic seriously in his latest episode of “Real Coffee” Friday as he shared his own traumatic experience losing his stepson to fentanyl.
“We’ve got a fentanyl crisis at the border that’s worse than ever,” Adams said, as fentanyl seizures reach new heights amid a surge of migrants bringing the lethal drug across the border carrying supplies from China. “This isn’t political at all. We’re at war.”
America is losing that war as more than 88,000 deaths were reported from drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending in October last year, according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number is up 19,000 from the same 12-month period before.
“I lost my stepson, 19-years-old to fentanyl,” Adams explained. “There were other drugs in his system but it was probably the fentanyl that did him.”
Adams gave an emotional