posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 12:32 AM
a reply to: BeefNoMeat
What I am suggesting is there are the pharmaceutical industrial complex doctors telling people they need to be on certain prescriptions, in the
particular case of my mother, the benzos. Keeping them on them beyond any healthy amount of time. With the goal of profit margins and not an actual
sense of care for the health of their patients. Either because they are scumbags or were trained in their fields by the pharmaceutical industrial
complex. I suppose I can say "fair enough" to your misuse = abuse, since after all my mother is an adult as are countless others on medications.
However their is a certain amount of trust that goes with the territory. When I say she didn't misuse them, I mean to say she never took more than her
prescription, never wanted to be on them to begin with.. etc. Abuse in my opinion would be using recreational. There was no addiction in my anecdote.
The abuse took place on the part of all the doctors that told my mom she was going to be on them for years. The doctors who dropped her as a patient
because she expressed concerns about what she was taking and the long term effects.
I hear what you're saying. In my view my mother was a victim of the manipulative "health" care system we have to deal with. Yes, absolutely my mother
could have and probably should have done more research on her own, sooner.
Education is key.
I don't know that opiates can kill you going cold turkey. Not that it would surprise me. I think it's hard to say whether the benzo are worst than the
opiates. I do agree that opiates currently have a larger reaching effect on society than benzos. I have never heard of anyone doing benzos for fun. I
have however known people to abuse opiates like Oxicontin. A stepping stone to heroin usage.
edit on 10-25-2017 by WakeUpBeer because: (no reason given)