While some patients are being prescribing pain-killers (opiates like Oxycontin, hydrocodone) and anti-depressants like Xanax and even other medications like sleeping pills, some people are obviously finding these drugs on the street.
Just recently on Nashville’s streets, the bassist for rock band 3 Doors Down, Tom Harrell was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and was noted as saying he had taken Lortabs along with alcohol Police also found oxycodone and Xanax in his socks where apparently he hides these pills.
Are opiates and anti-anxiety drugs rampant in our society? What’s the deal?
If you read any self-help books, you’ll find that many “life coaches” are writing more and more about the pressures of modern society. And, perhaps men and women were not built to live in homes, pay utility bills and work in cubicles all day. All of wich, create stresses that the human body and mind were not actually built for. Are we mice in an experiemental maze looking for relief from society and our roller coaster economy? Just maybe we are.
The severe rise in opiate usage is why so many doctors are cutting back on prescribing them. Or, at least they say they are. Prescriptions for opiate-based drugs are at an all time high for pain relief, and for some, the relief of mental pressures from simple day to day living.
It’s not easy merely getting by in our society, is it? We have electric dog bone makers on TV that allow our pets to eat healthy snacks vs. store-bought bones. Is this really the type of things we “think we need to be happy?”
We’ll dive more into this in future articles. It’s becoming all to common that people are using opiates for mental relief and relaxation. Which begs the question – Is using opiates for bi-polar disorder a good or bad idea.