According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, nearly 70% of the guns recovered from violent Mexican crime scenes, often involving drug cartels, originated in the United States.
Addictions grow slowly and elusively, and it is hard to spot one growing in someone, at least initially. Then problems begin to start, and get worse, and the addiction starts to take over the life of the addict.
According to the official autopsy report, painter Thomas Kinkade died of acute alcohol and Diazepam intoxication. His brother had reported his long battle with alcoholism, including a relapse before his death.