Saw this comment on another blog. Presented (almost) without comment:
cases of 'addiction' are actually attempts to replace what is naturally
missing in their bodies. In the case of opiate addiction, some, not
all, are using it for legitimate mental health treatment. While I do not
advocate taking illicit substances to solve this, there exists a
growing mountain of evidence supporting the notion that a lack of
endogenous opioids inside of our bodies can lead to many illnesses,
including depression. While not necessarily the case and knowing nothing
of your situation, if your child has been suffering from depression for
some time it may be worth looking in to."
"...using it for legitimate mental health treatment"???????????
Wow. Um, yeah, opiates work for depression because they get you high as shit. Are these people serious?
This is probably one of the more insane things I've ever read in my life,
but I guess we shouldn't be surprised that doctors are now telling you
that our brains actually need prescription opiates organically or constitutionally. Okay
folks, I think it may be time to pack it in, as it is now commonly
accepted that more opiates serve as a legitimate mental health treatment strategy for
people addicted to opiates. What an absolute travesty that this is what
we've been reduced to in the nanny state of America.
God, please help us...