I would like to suggest that the root of this opioid epidemic lies far deeper than “physicians overprescribing.” The problem is that we are now a society of adults who have no coping skills. No ability to deal with the curves that life throws us. Everyone is looking for a quick fix. We have taught our children that they should never have to feel any sort of discomfort whether emotional or physical.
Source: Physicians are being murdered for not prescribing opioids
I’ve been concerned about the lack of coping skills for quite some time.
Then I read this:
The number of Americans who say they’ve taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds.
Source: Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
This is depressing.