Over the years, the increase in opioid overdoses has risen significantly. Drug use in the minority communities has been a concern for a while, but recently the rise in overdoses and deaths caused by this substance abuse has brought more attention to this problem. This major health crisis does greatly affect black Americans and after years of mishandle of treatment for this problem, there’s higher alert of a new solution. They needed medical and mental health treatment, but instead have been incarcerated. Drug addiction treatment is something that still has room for improvement especially in the minority communities.