To me it is so amazing how easily these meds. are prescribed by doctors. We are living in a society where it is like the song "In the year 25 25". I happen to know someone who is addicted to xanax and claims to have been on it for 10 years. Yes, 10 years. This is a drug that is only recommended for use by the FDA for 8 weeks. Where do all these doctors get their training in drugs? They should get as much schooling in drugs as a pharmacist. And you can bet your local pharmacist knows more about the drugs you are taking than your family doctor. What a sad fact, when they are the ones who decide how these drugs are to be used. Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem, and I just do not understand why no one demands that Doctors become more accountable for the medicines that they prescribe. If people demanded this the way they are demanding immigration reform, I believe we would get somewhere. The drug companies have such a hold on our government.
The person I know has lost their children, is paranoid, lies to get drugs, see's things that are not there, falls asleep driving, his wife died of an overdose from his pills, and the doctor continues to give him this medicine.