Yesterday I dedicated a post towards prescription medication and some of the reasons I believe prescription drug abuse is at an all time high in the United States. Click here if you missed it.
Well, I noticed that I haven’t really talked about any personal experiences I have had when it comes to drug abuse and addiction and thought I would share a little story that I had that I think is probably more common of a problem than most people would like to believe.
The “Legal Gateways”
So if you remember, I had a post about marijuana being labeled so frequently as a “gateway drug.” This really got me thinking and you want to know what I think the biggest and most dangerous gateway drugs are these days?
You guessed it. Prescription medication and meet the most common dealers…
I don’t think a lot of people truly and fully understand what they are getting themselves into when they begin some prescriptions. I saw this happen first hand to a long time good friend of mine’s father. He worked in construction and hurt his back severely bad on a job one day and was prescribed Oxycontin from his doctor. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this drug, it is one of the most addictive pain killers in the world and is comparable to heroin.
Out of respect for my friend I will spare the details, but long story short his dad ended up in rehab 2 years later with a severe dependency and nearly lost his home, family, and life in the process.
I really hope we start seeing a change in our medical field and these doctors can stop filling out prescriptions like it’s nothing.
Thanks for listening and checking out my blog!