Addiction to… Medicine?!?

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Prescription opioids – drugs that work similarly to opium, including OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and others – are the number-one cause of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. That includes overdoses from illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine. In 2010, prescription opioids accounted for 44 percent of all U.S. overdose deaths. It’s a huge problem and drug companies are turning to a solution through chemically altering the drugs so that drug abusers can’t crush to a powder to snort or inject. [1]

Despite what will finally happen with painkillers, the main problem is our addition to medicine it self.

For everything that happens to us, we immediatelly turn to medicine in order to find the suitable drug. But our life is not just the chemistry in our bodies. As soon as we realize that, the less we will feel the urge to use medicine every time we cough…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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