PRESCRIPTION PILLS HAVE BEAT OUT CAR ACCIDENTS AS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER IN AMERICA TODAY. PILLS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A HEAVILY ABUSED DRUG BECAUSE OF THE EASY ACCESS AND THE FACT THAT THEY ARE TECHNICALLY LEGAL. HOWEVER, IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS THE EPIDEMIC HAS TRIPLED IN NUMBERS AND IS SILENTLY KILLING MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY, MAINLY TEENAGERS. AS A RECOVERING ADDICT MYSELF, I FIND IT FASCINATING THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE HOOKED ON THESE DRUGS.
It would not surprise me if an undercover investigation was to somehow find the Government behind some of this mess. I remember back in my high school days the drug of choice was marijuana. Marijuana was not only readily available, but it was relatively safe as it has not been found to be a direct cause of death. However, pills are killing thousands! Hundreds of Thousands.
The craziest part of this epidemic is that most of these drugs, when used properly, are totally healing and helpful. However, these pills that decrease pain, help mental status and relieve anxiety and stress are SO HIGHLY addictive. If one finds themselves on the cusp of addiction to pills, they might as well expect a trip to rehab. That’s just how it is. Stay tuned…I will have a follow up post on this phenomenon and will learn more about the subject.