Trump announced the September month struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction

Donald Trump

US President, Donald trump declared September the month of the fight against alcoholism in the United States. This was reported on the official White house website.

According to trump, from addiction to alcohol and various drugs, including medicinal opioids, affects more than 20 million Americans. To combat this problem has already allocated more than $ 500 million.

“My administration is determined to rid our country of these tragic realities,” reads the statement of the head of state.

In August it was reported that trump intends to introduce in the U.S. a state of emergency because of the “opioid epidemic”, which, according to him, has reached national proportions.

Trump has repeatedly said in an interview that had never used alcohol and did not smoke, in addition, it avoids coffee. The reason for this abstinence was the death of his elder brother Frederick from alcoholism.