Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Why Do We Now Have a Prescription Drug Abuse Problem?

The Huffington Post, May 30, 2011

"Everybody's talking about it -- the fastest-growing drugs of abuse are prescribed painkillers, synthetic opiates like OxyContin.
There's nothing surprising about these drugs' ascendance. Painkillers have always been Americans' number-one drug attraction, in direct descent from morphine to heroin to Demerol to Percodan to... the present.
The best painkillers provide a sense of detachment from stress and emotional incontinence; that's why soldiers in Vietnam loved the heroin there so much, although most overcame their addictions (even including those who sampled narcotics stateside) once they got home." Read More

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