AMERICA’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION
CDC: NOW FASTEST GROWING DRUG PROBLEM
BREAKING NEWS FROM TODAY’S LONDON DAILY MAIL
…. Experts have warned legal substances caused more overdose deaths than heroine and cocaine combined during the past decade, according to the U.S. report.
…. In 2010 more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants were written for Americans.
…. 70 MILLION Americans are on mind-altering drugs: shock statistic which shows full extent of use of illegal and legal narcotics
…. One in Five adults take prescription psychiatric drugs
…. CDC: “Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States.’
…. 27,000 unintentional drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States
…. 10 per cent of high school pupils are prescribed drugs for ADHD
…. Anti-depressants have been linked to a series of school shootings
(You can see that data posted here: http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings/)
My Posted Comment to This Article
“For 25 years I have been screaming this warning of the prescription drug train wreck heading straight for America, but then extending worldwide. Most did not want to hear it. If mainstream media wanted to keep their advertising dollars – one of their main sources of revenue – they knew they had to keep quiet about it or even downplay what was happening before our eyes. So I documented school & workplace shootings, etc.
“My first book came in 1991, another in 1994, then 2000 Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare warned in even more detail the ravages of drugs acting upon serotonin – the antidepressants, antipsychotics, & pain killers. Serotonin is what LSD mimics. Increase the level gradually & the individual begins to appear as if they are becoming mentally ill. No one links it to the drug because it has been such a slow process. Sadly even the patient is convinced they are going insane due to his/her own drug-induced thoughts & actions & becomes a customer for life.”
If you are caught up in this new age drug nightmare and want off you need to know what you are doing and how to wean off safely. Make sure any doctor you go to for help knows about withdrawal because far too many do not know anything about it. Many patients will share with their doctors the CD mentioned below on safe and successful withdrawal as it explains why there is a need for such a slow, gradual withdrawal with serotonergic medications. Withdrawal can be one of the most dangerous periods of taking an antidepressant if you do not know what you are doing! (See FDA withdrawal warning below)
WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.
WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”