posted on May, 11 2013 @ 09:43 PM
I'm thankful medications are available for anyone who's suffering from ANY condition. They should be available when needed and without persecution
from society. However, some medications are overly prescribed and used as a crutch, rather than how they were intended when initially developed.
It's not uncommon for patients to rely solely on a miracle drug, as opposed to a combination with therapy, for their condition. Often times the
medicine is prescribed for a "break through" effect and only short term, assuming the patient is undergoing additional treatment.
Unfortunately, depending on the healthcare plan, continual therapy is more expensive than a month's worth of pills. Also, let's not forget, therapy
is a difficult and painful process, in which most are apprehensive to even begin, much less continue long term. Taking a pill is easy and, with the
exception of side effects, painless.
We have a very obvious problem in America. Big Pharma is only partially to blame, as well as the prescribers. Accountability for one's own health has
become lost somewhere in the mix. I feel it should be up to the individual to do what's in their best interest, rather than falling victim to an
endless cycle of medicinal overkill.
Additionally, I feel it's the responsibility of our loved ones and communities to provide a stronger support system for those in need, rather than
shaming them and perpetuating stigmas.
Coincidentally, the medical field is booming while humanity further declines.