Which is Worse for you, Antidepressants or Street Drugs?
This week’s featured question is, “Which is worse for you, antidepressants or street drugs?”
Answer to this week’s question
It is all bad for you particularly if you are abusing your antidepressants. The health consequences are a high price to pay.
Same goes for street drugs plus add the fact that they are illegal to sell and purchase.
I’m not a fan of pharmaceutical companies but if I have to take any medication I want to know who to hold accountable. Therefore, if you think you need medication I advise you to see your doctor and get a prescription. Ask the doctor about known contraindications with other medication or foods.
If you are having trouble paying for your prescriptions you can get help from the Community Assistance Program by downloading a FREE prescription discount card.
Unlike with street drugs any prescription you take the pharmacist will include the information of ingredients which you can also research on Google or by contacting the pharmaceutical company. With your prescription will be instructions regarding contraindications regarding using your prescription with other medications and certain types of foods.
Dealers are cutting heroin with Fentynal, bad batches of the bath salts and other hallucinogens out there are being sold to our youth. Tainted marijuana and knockoff pills are being made. Anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications are also in some areas being home pressed.
You exchange cash or goods for drugs and that is all you will get. You put yourself at serious risk when you take street drugs.
There is always the risk of becoming dependent on any drug. When you become dependent on street drugs particularly the home pressed and tampered with type. Should somethng happen to you it would be hard for an emergency room team to give you adequate treatment not knowing ingredients of what you took.
Do you or someone you know have a problem with abusing medications or using street drugs? If so go to your local hospital or treatment program for help. Tell a close friend or family member who is not using and abusing to get support.
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