It is obvious that illegal drugs have become a major cause for concern in North America. It is becoming increasingly difficult to fight the war on drugs since many substances are readily available to anyone who can afford them. According to the PFDA, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the average age teens first use inhalants is thirteen. This statistic is mind-boggling and surely something must be done. Since Canada tends to follow America’s example, the drug problem in the United States affects Canadians as well. What is the clean-cut solution? There are many advocates for drug legalization and many people feel that legalization will end all drug-related crimes. Yet, this issue has been debated to death and there is no need to beat a dead horse. Instead, it is more advantageous to examine the many other viable options, rather than looking at the old argument of drug “legalization.” Therefore, the real question is – “What steps should America take to fix its growing drug problem?” and there are actually five main areas to consider – adolescent drug use, drug offenses/crimes, the drug laws themselves, foreign drug trade, and drug abuse.