Sunday, August 21, 2005

The War on Drugs

If you click on the title above you will be taken to an interesting article. The title of the article is ,"Losing War on Drugs, Survey Says." I don't really have much to say about this article because I didn't even read it. Maybe you will and you can give me an update.

The reason I didn't read it is because I couldn't get my mind past the title. My assumption was that the article was about how drug use is on the rise again in our country. This is no surprise to me and so I decided not to read further. How can our illegal drug use not be on the rise when we are telling every age group in our society that they need some "legal" form of narcotic or other mood altering type medication just to deal with life ?

We have children being prescribed ADD and ADHD drugs that haven't been tested on children. We are telling adults between 20-50 that they should take medication for any pain, ache or anxiety that makes them feel less than youthful (physically and sexually) or supremely confident.

Finally, to top it off we put our elderly on an ever increasing number of medications until their health decreases to such a non-functional level that they head for the grave.

What kind of message are we sending to society, and more importantly our children, when the solution to many of life's' issues is to pop a "drug" ?


At 3:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right in your assumption! Drugs are on the rise again. Suprise? The article stesses that parental involvement is imparative.
Suprise again?

As to your comments about subscription drug use: we live in such a fast pace society and being used to having everything "instantly" that it is no wonder we deal with our ailments in the same fashion.

You are right by saying, "what kind of example are we showing our children".

There has to be a better way!!!


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