I'm curious as to everyone else's opinion on why drug use has gotten so bad in the past few decades. Pot, heroin, peragoric, crystal meth, and LSD were all legal back in the old days. Codeine and laudunim were over the counter when our great grandparents lived. But, there weren't high rates of drug addiction back then. I'm trying to figure out why. Maybe it's because many people lived on farms back then and couldn't get to an area where they could have purchased drugs. I think it's also because people were tougher back in the old days and knew how to suffer. People knew that pain and hardship were part of life and they handled it well. I also think it could be due to the incease in mental illness.