It's No Surprise That Our Kids Need Addiction Help
If anyone’s wondering how the great America could have possibly gotten itself into the current mess, you might have a look at the amount of pharmaceutical drugs being taken. How can a country expect to be otherwise healthy when a huge percentage of the population is taking antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, ‘study drugs’, painkillers, and on and on and on?
How are people supposed to make sane choices about their lives, their families, their money, who to vote for, etc., when they’re not even in a condition to drive or operate machinery? How alert can they be? How can they think? Half of them probably need addiction help.
And things don’t look much better for the future – Americans give their kids 300% more drugs than Europeans. We start our kids off teaching them that life is better with drugs – how are they supposed to think any differently as adults?
And we wonder why our kids are raiding our medicine cabinets and popping pills. It’s a no brainer.
Perhaps things will change when big pharma is no longer allowed direct to consumer advertising as if drugs were breakfast cereal.
I don’t know what it’s going to take for that to happen but, in the meantime, Americans are going to have to change their own personal attitude about living with chemicals.