Therapy and the American Culture

I am so sick of the ads that are being run on television sets across this country for drugs. During one show that I was watching last night, there were six ads for various drugs from bladder problems to not sleeping. Have we become so dependent on a little pill to cure "everything" that ails us, that it is now profitable for the "drug dealers"........I mean drug companies, to infringe on my time of movie watching?

I am no Conspiracy Theorist by any stretch of the imagination. Heck, there may have been a second shooter on the grassy knoll. I don't know? But what I do know is this. Ten years ago we did not see an advertisement for Zoloft or "the little purple pill" Nexium while watching our favorite television shows. I am fully convinced that the drug industry is making major profits from their ads. People are watching this propaganda and thinking that they might have a symptom that was mentioned and then runs to their doctor for the pill.

The side effects to these drugs appear to be worse than what you are already experiencing. Problem: Not sleeping. Side effects to drug: Headaches, diarrhea, nausea, liver damage, loss of appetite, possible heat failure, erectile dysfunction in men, and the list could go on . Call me stupid.........But I would rather just stay up all night!! We have gotton to the place that we have been trained to treat the symptom and not the source. We are looking for the "quick fix." After all, we have been conditioned to want everything "yesterday."

In the last few months, I have taken more over-the-counter medication, than I have my entire life. And I have felt worse than I ever have. I would take things for a headache or backache (symptoms) and not think about what the source was that was contributing to the pain. Medication has a way of reducing our ability to think critically and creatively. Two things that God gave us all the ability to do. Continually taking medication, alters the person that God created us to be.

More to come.............

Peace Out.....................................