“Au Natural” my arse!
It simply amazes me at time the level of “hatred” some people can generate for an addict. These haters scream, “Your kids chose to use drugs and this is natures way of weaning out the weak.”
I don’t dispute the fact that our children chose to use drugs at a very early age. We took them to D.A.R.E., educated them about the dangers of drug use,and even ate dinner with them every night ( For some reason experts in the North East think if we eat dinner w/ our young children every night they are less likely to become addicted).
Our precious babies chose to take a risk. (I am allowed to be facetious here )
I will agree to the choice factor. However how rational decision is it?
They are often young teens (13, 14 years old) when they make that fateful decision. It is a decision that somehow flips a switch in them. That decision at 14 years old changes the rest of their lives, and the lives of the family that loves them.
The haters rant about how they should be left to die and how we didn’t parent them correctly. If that is truly the case than society is in deep trouble. Our alleged parenting skills have decayed rapidly since the mid 1990s. However I read other places that a billion dollar pharmaceutical company mismarketed a pain pill right about the same time as our parenting skills decayed. Since the mid 90s addiction issues have soared across the US!
Kids with the normal underdeveloped cerebral cortex and limbric issues have always made risky decisions. By nature teens begin to disobey and take risks, it is what they are supposed to do. The difference in this generation of parenting is the Pharmageddon factor.
Kids in the 1970s did not have Oxycontin on their risk taking menu. Kids today have a “pain killer” smorgasbord from which to choose.
Opiate addiction was made less scary as these pills hit the street. Needle free, purity up a straw, insanity . Our kids watched people snort cocaine in the movies, how different could this new shit really be? They soon found out! Straws quickly escalated to track marks and teardrops. A generation of opiate addicts was born and the families were swaddled in the chaos of addiction! Hearts were broken, courtrooms and jail cells reached capacity.
So for those who think this is Nature’s way of weaning out the weak I am pretty sure companies like Purdue Pharma were not found it the Garden of Eden and are anything but “natural”.
Pure (as in inhale ) but definitely not natural. There is nothing natural about a billion dollar company making profits at the expense of the American Family unit!
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