In the last couple of years, some shocking statistics have revealed the level to which parts of society are addicted to prescription drugs, usually painkillers. It’s a silent kind of addiction, and not as well-known as some of the other addictions to substances like methadone or heroin. Still, it’s a huge problem, and in order to deal with it, we must consider ways of educating people as to the truth behind these statistics. With all public problems are their concurrent myths; this article aims to bust each and every one associated with prescription drug addiction.
- It’s Not Indulgence
All addictions should be seen as a disease and not the hedonistic overindulgence of an individual on a drug, The same and more can be applied to those addicted to prescription drugs; the majority of these individuals were not seeking pleasure, they were seeking (and were granted by practitioners) relief from extreme pain. The word ‘addiction’ is dirty and taboo in our society. We have to accept that it’s a problem that isn’t going away. [Read more…]