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Drug Addiction inside America

Drug Addiction
Posted: March 17, 2017 at 2:23 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

For years the United States government has tackled illegal drugs by using Law Enforcement and the War on Drugs Policy to defeat drug use among the population.

Some experts believe the War on Drug policy has been a failure to stopping illegal drug use among the population. Some say America has a consumption problem and others say if we had more Law Enforcement and stronger drug laws it should reduce drug use among the population.

Both sides might have a valid point about their argument, but there is a new issue arising in America about legal drug use of pharmaceutical drugs. Legal drugs have become the new choice for drug applications. Pharmaceutical drugs are starting to destroy America and society.

According to foxnews.com, which cites a UN report showed in 2011 that the United States consumes 75 percent of the world prescription drugs. The United States population is only 5 percent. This high level of drug use is alarming. This means Americans are consuming drugs for medical reasons, but also getting addicted to certain kinds of drugs.

The most common drugs Americans get addicted to is Opioids, Morphine Derivatives, Depressants, and Stimulants according to drugabuse.gov. Each of these drugs fall into different categories:

1. Stimulants belong to the category of Methylphenidate and Amphetamines.
2. Depressants belong to the group of Sleep medications, Barbiturates, and Benzodiazepines.
3. Opioids & Morphine Derivatives belong to the class of Fentanyl and analogs, Morphine, Codeine, Methadone, Propoxyphene, Oxymorphone,
Oxycodone HCL, and Propoxyphene.

According to webmd.com, which cites a study from National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that 48 million Americans have been abusing drugs. These drugs are not used for medical reasons. The population of America is 320 million; it shows at least 20 percent of the populations are addicted.

According to Statistics.com in 2015 pharmaceutical companies were worth 413 billion dollars. These high profits come from American citizens buying high levels of prescription drugs. Just like illegal drugs pharmaceutical drugs are destroying America. These companies’ drugs are affecting the population by trying to make high profit.

The perfect example, most pharmaceutical companies lobby politicians to pass laws that go into their favor. This powerful industry is design not to protect your health, but get you addicted to drugs, more symptoms means more drugs to fix your health, which means more profit because it doesn’t help you heal. This also includes the colleges that pharmaceutical lobby to brainwash the education system to establish their doctrine of education according to globalresearch.ca.

The best way to protect yourself and family is not to become trapped in the pharmaceutical company’s web of lies. It is best to educate yourself on natural medicine to get the best reliever for your health. Use common sense about your health. The three things you need to do is mate on a regular basis, eat healthy food, and drink healthy water.

This information might be hard to find in America because most natural medicine is hard to find. Pharmaceutical companies lobby to bring natural medicine out of business or ban the practice altogether, so you buy pharmaceutical drugs. It is important that you go online and find healthy ways to heal yourself, so you don’t fall into the system of symptoms. Going back to the question does America have a consumption problem or a Law enforcement problem?

The answer to the question, America has a consumption problem. It’s not more Law Enforcement or stronger enforcement of the War on Drugs policy. It’s the government along with pharmaceutical companies and propaganda, which are destroying your health and families health. Let’s hope that current and future leaders can stand up to these pharmaceutical companies and bring the entire industry down.

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1.http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/01/31/prescription-thugs-new-documentary-looks-at-americas-legal-drug-abuse-problem.html
2. https://www.statista.com/topics/1719/pharmaceutical-industry/
3.https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/rx_drugs_placemat_508c_10052011.pdf
4.http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/abuse-of-prescription-drugs#1
5.http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-evils-of-big-pharma-exposed/5425382