Addiction is a rampant problem in the United States, and in 1995 it was shown in the National Comorbidity Survey that 51% of individuals used drugs at some time in their lives, and 15.4% did so in the last 12 months. These drugs included the list 'marijuana/hashish, cocaine/crack, heroin, hallucinogens), nonmedical prescription psychotropic drugs (sedatives, tranquilizers, stimulants, analgesics), and inhalants'. Certainly there must be enough research to halt the impact of illicit drugs on American people. This would be one advisable path to restore the budget deficits across the 50 states as well as reducing the risk of the mentally ill affecting personal and national security. If nothing else, consuming alternative compounds would reduce the morbidity experienced by family members dealing with the progression of the addiction in loved ones.