That’s what Big Phama (who’s super rich off their drug sales) wants you to think. That’s even what many medical doctors think, knowing full well that they have to carefully monitor the amount of prescription they sign out for their patients, because just a little too much will kill the person. In fact, in 2008 over 36,000 people died drug overdose, most of them from prescription and over the counter drugs.
Did you know that nearly three out of four drug overdoses are caused by prescription painkillers—also called opioid pain relievers. These drugs lock into opioid receptors in the brain, blocking pain signals, and slowing a person’s breathing. As the effectiveness of the pain killers reduces while more receptors are being set up in the brain and/or addiction has occurred, more of the drug is usually taken, causing the person’s breathing to slow enough that the person dies.
Two other categories of prescription drugs often abused are: Bezodiazepines, central nervous system depressants used for sleep, anti-anxiety, and to prevent seizures; and amphetamine-like drugs, central nervous system stimulants used to treat hyperactivity and ADHD.
According to the CDC of the US Government: “The unprecedented rise in overdose deaths in the US parallels a 300% increase since 1999 in the sale of these strong pain killers. The misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers was also responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009.
“These prescription pain killer drugs were involved in 14,800 overdose deaths in 2008 – more deaths than from cocaine and heroin combined!”
Utah has one of the highest pain-killer prescription drug overdose/death rates in the country, along with Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Alaska, Louisiana, Florida, West Virginia, New York, and a few other states.
Anyone who thinks that prescription drugs are safe, because they are through a medical doctor, or drugs from over-the-counter-sales, is either mis-informed, or fooling themselves.
The rate of death from all prescription drugs is so alarming, there are campaigns out now to get people to throw out their unused prescription drugs.
The CDC states: “Almost all prescription drugs involved in overdoses come from prescriptions originally; very few come from pharmacy theft... More than three out of four people who misuse prescription painkillers use drugs prescribed to someone else.” *
Drugs are poison – to everyone!
And the list of side effects are horrendous – why someone would listen to the list and still take them is beyond me. For example, an anti-depressant drug commonly advertised on tv states that side effects for stopping the feelings of depression include: nausea, lack of sex drive, thoughts of suicide, headaches, memory loss, sleep disturbances, and more! They don’t even mention that people on them report having no emotions at all – no happiness, joy, pleasure, as well as negative emotions. Getting off these psychotic drugs is extremely dangerous and difficult to do. Starting on them in the first place is a huge mistake!
There are natural ways to
Watch my upcoming blogs for: Ways you can relieve pain without prescription drugs using:
Meditation for stress reduction
Stretching of sore, overworked muscles
Proper balance of electrolytes (alkaline minerals) ingested
Rest after hard workouts
Adequatel hydration with good water
Topical aids to pained areas, such as menthol, ice, heat, massage
Proper healthy diet