While living in today’s over paced world, too often are we taught temporary solutions to our bigger problems. If the pieces are breaking apart- throw duct tape on it. If the relationship is struggling- by your significant other a gift. If there’s a little bit of discomfort- take a pill. Our world today has seemingly at times evolved much too quickly for its own good. Modern medicine was not supposed to look the way it does now.
In reference to the title, the sad truth is that the truth is often sad. Addiction is awoken for so many addicts around the country that have their pain taken advantage by all sorts of doctors. Even worse is it’s not necessarily just the MD’s handing out the ugly scribbled signatures for prescriptions. The pharmaceutical companies like to push it to the limit- and not in a good way like the 80’s song by Paul Engemann.
This opioid crisis is due to the prescription opiate boundaries being pushed. Addiction numbers are rising and the pharma conglomerates are meeting the demand. In turn, the following results aren’t pretty, but nor have they been for a while. Opioids of any sort will take over a person’s mind, body, and soul- leaving them to fend for themselves as addiction becomes prevalent and all is destroyed. With a never-ending demand of chemicals constantly arriving, this epidemic won’t be stopped with a final solution. It’s going to take a lot of little ideas padded together. CVS currently holds the torch.
There’s going to be a lot more bad before any good begins to make a difference. In the last decade, the world has been devastated by an opioid epidemic that has cost the lives of unexpected thousands. However, the United States sits shackled to opioid prescriptions almost more than any other country. The citizens of the U.S. live in a country that rests its laurels entirely on making things as easy as possible.
This nation stands out because it is one that follows the agenda of money over all other principles, unfortunately. On one hand, you have the pharmaceutical companies at the top that are working with our government graciously handing prescriptions pills out left and right. Then, on the other hand, you have the DEA, another extension of the government, stating that the production of opioids will be cut on their own accord while regulations will be passed for 2017 and 2018. So on two different heads of the same seven headed dragon we have different motives being pushed that leaves behind a trail of destruction in its wake. Some of the more familiar faces we see in the opioid driven tabloids include:
Some are stronger than others, but the alcoholic thinking that takes hold is all the same. It is this specific alcoholic thinking that the pharmaceutical companies literally pray off of. Numbing the pain for a little bit will only make it worse once we finally feel it. This fight is going to take everybody pushing together before this chemical crisis loses its pull.
Our government works for the government and not necessarily for the people. So when we really focus on the opioid epidemic at hand, there is no amount of lives that equal the billions of USD being brought in through chemical consumerism. The pharmaceutical companies are banking off of fear, but not everybody is ready to sit by idly while innocent life all around begins to extinguish.
CVS, one the top pharmacies in the country with nearly 9,600 stores spread across, has finally stepped up the courage to combat the epidemic in their own way. CVS has announced that they will be dropping the quantity of opiates allowed to be prescribed to 7 pills for the majority of their patients. Clearly, a nationwide conglomerate like this has analyzed the pros and cons to such a severe change. The best part about it is that CVS is willing to lose money and capital gain to fight the epidemic controlling the people of the pill ridden 50 states.
Prescriptions Under the Microscope
The opioid corruption that has taken over is driving multiple states to sue the pharmaceutical companies responsible. The corruption is causing the government to change pain distribution laws and driving pharmacies to change their policies that have been laid in stone for years. There is a blessing hidden through all this death and light at the end of the tunnel if we can feel our way there. CVS is even committing to donate $2 million in funds for different health clinics and addiction services. We are all in the gauntlet together as we push any and all ideas forward that don’t condone the legal death occurring in front of our eyes.
According to the President’s opioid commission, there are roughly 142 Americans that die from opiate-related substance abuse every single day. Every 3 weeks of that added together equals the amount of death seen on September 11th, 2001. Numbers that high are alarming whether you’re an addict or not. This country needs big whig corporations and celebrities to speak up about how the crisis has affected them. Nothing changes if nothing changes and right now we need everybody to stand united for change. With CVS leading the troops, maybe some other pharmacies and medical establishments will follow suit. There is change on the horizon, the question is: at what costs will it come?
It doesn’t matter the form, opiates will wreak havoc in every life they touch. Whether you suffer from physical or mental pain, at the end of the day it’ll still exist until proper treatment. Don’t spend your every last dollar and bit of happiness on these oblong shaped chemicals. If you or your loved one is ready to leave substance dependency behind and start this way of life, please call 1-800-982-5530 or visit www.restoredtx.wpengine.com. Our teams of specialists are waiting by to help figure out what treatment and detox options are best for sending your life is a comfortable direction that you can proudly stand behind.