How many more deaths must occur before people, and government decides to address the issue of prescription drugs related deaths?
Whitney Houston follows Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Brittany Murphey and Heath Ledger (to name but a few) as the latest casualty related to prescription drugs.
Whitney Houston was found dead on the weekend allegedly due to overdosing on prescription drugs. Police found a multitude of medication such as Xanax, Valium, Lorazepam and other medications in Whitney Houston’s hotel room.
Xanax is a very popular prescription drug indicated to calm anxiety
Despite its intended use, Xanax can causes people to feel dizzy and to faint; to become agitated, manic and to experience tremors and twitching. Other problems associated with Xanax include hostility, rage, aggression, coma and ultimately death.
It has been reported that Whitney Houston was displaying some of these symptoms at a pre-Grammy party last Thursday. She appeared to be irritable and “wasted” at the event. She apparently even swore at security guards when she left the club. People who use prescription- and recreational drugs behave in this way. Some people even use a combination of these drugs and also behave in a similar way.
Thousands of less famous people die every year due to the same cause: prescription drugs
In fact, 200 000 people die each year simply for taking these drugs as they have been prescribed. It is pointless taking tablets to calm down when they induce such symptoms and lead to death.
There are many other ways to deal with stress and anxiety rather than using prescription drugs
- You should always look at what is causing the anxiety in the first place and address that issue. If necessary, find someone to talk to about your situation.
- Change your routine, start a new hobby or begin exercising. Anything that will take your mind off of your situation will be a step in the right direction. You cannot change your past, but you can change your future.
- Write a list of all the things that you are grateful for. By doing this, you will begin to shift how you feel towards feeling less anxious and happier about your life.
- Good nutrition helps to restore hormonal imbalances which can cause physical and psychological stress – two of the causes of anxiety which lead to people taking prescription drugs.
You should also watch your self-talk as this can make or break you in life. The bottom line is to take responsibility for your own life and not wait for someone else to do something. By adopting these and other strategies you will be able to improve your situation naturally (without prescription drugs) and still be alive to tell the story.
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