Many Americans too drugged-out to work

(AXIOS) — A slew of reports finds a fresh reason for the chronic inability of American companies to fill skilled jobs: not a lack of skills, and hence a training-and-education crisis, but a surfeit of drug abuse. Simply put, prime-working age Americans without a college diploma are often too drugged-out to get the best jobs. Opioids remain at high levels, but the surge in drug use is now heroin and the powerful contaminant fentanyl.

The reports suggest a circularity to the crisis in America’s rust and manufacturing belts: the loss of jobs and wage stagnation has led to widespread disaffection, alienation and drug abuse; and drug abuse has led to joblessness, hopelessness and disaffection.

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    Lisah C. Nease is a Public Affairs Consultant of Ezzen Mobil. She has a passion in books, dogs, public relations, history, society, and politics. She had her bachelor’s degree in Political Science in the prestigious University of Texas at Dallas. She provide clients with political and public policy advice that has been gained through personal contacts, political intelligence and from a wide range of media sources.

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