I think we all know by now that I support recreational drug use provided you’re a responsible adult and you don’t take anything that you can get addicted to, such as marijuana. I think everyone also knows by now that pot is not dangerous because the effects basically make you laugh, hungry and tired. Does that seem dangerous to you? However, alcohol on the other hand, can have some ugly consequences. After all, who hasn’t thrown up on Hollywood Boulevard at least once…or some other boulevard? Ecstasy on the other hand, isn’t addictive and I already told you my brilliant plan to drug the Middle East with it and calm those angry people down.
But prescription drugs are another thing altogether. Everyone has seen the endless commercials pushing drug after drug with the horrid side effects that sound worse than the ailment the drug is for. Sure, you might be bleeding out of your ass, but at least your Fibromyalgia isn’t flaring up today! I’m currently reading a book called Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher by Gwen Olsen. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years selling drugs, and the information about some of these drugs is staggering. I highly recommend it. The book that is, not the drugs.
My mom also forwarded me an article yesterday about how the number of babies born addicted to pain killers has tripled in the last ten years. Can someone explain to me why doctors are handing out prescription medication like candy? (here is the article if you’re interested: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-04-29/durg-addicted-painkller-babies/54646654/1)
If the government, pharmaceutical industry and doctors are all making money off the country’s drug addiction, and we know they are, could it be they have us right where they want us? If we’re in so much pain and so depressed, how the hell is anything going to get better, and if we’re all addicted to highly dangerous drugs, how could we possibly change anything? How many productive drug addicts do you know?
Of course, our taxes are paying for the care of these babies and their drug addicted mothers, and who takes our taxes? We all know the answer to that.
I understand that human beings will always want to change their state of consciousness because life sucks sometimes, hence the need and love of drugs and alcohol, but are we so miserable and unhappy with our lives that so many of us have become addicted to pain killers and anti-depressants? Not to mention that now these drugs are so easy to get, thanks to the doctors, and people are mixing the medications and dying. Just ask Heath Ledger or Whitney Houston.
Oh, oops, you can’t ask them, they’re dead.
I know that there are benefits that can come from taking some of these drugs for brief periods. I’ve taken vicodin and I loved how it took my pain away, so I can see how people could get addicted to the feeling, but isn’t anyone concerned with what these drugs do to your central nervous system? It’s bad news people, especially after you take them for awhile.
It’s something to think about. These drugs are not the innocent mother’s little helper of the 70s, We have a prescription drug epidemic, my friends, and it ain’t pretty. I also believe now more than ever that the drugs my dad took for his varied ailments after he retired played a huge part in his death. It started with an anti-depressant and snowballed into a whole bunch of other drugs until he was addicted, and over time, the drugs destroyed his body.
Oops, didn’t mean to get all dark on you, but I’m being honest. I think we are way too willing to pop a pill in lieu of figuring out the real cause of our problems. God forbid, we actually feel some pain and misery….or feel at all.
I could go on and on about the dangers of prescription drugs but I really have to get back to judging people on Facebook.
Just a thought; put down the pills, eat healthy food, exercise, get some therapy and smoke a joint….and have a great day! 😛
But watch this first: