The second issue is how to keep the momentum going in addressing such a complex problem. In my experiences, drugs and addiction does not have boundaries when it comes to demographics. I dealt with this while in command at Fort Meade seeing that drugs and addiction showed no prejudices when it came to race, color, creed, age, wealth, education-level, etc. How to message such a wide audience that can become vulnerable to this evil. Couple that with the "stigma" still associated with drugs and addiction. I compare the stigma with other stigmas that we had to overcome such as lung cancer and PTSD. Two examples where it was often thought of a "self-induced" problem. We have come a long way with addressing these concerns having to minimize the stigma first and then putting appropriate resources — time, people and money — toward coming up with the best solutions.