Your Brain on Prescription Drugs [infographic]

March 25, 2012 |  by  |  Health
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Prescription drugs are, in my opinion, one of contemporary America’s most pervasive evils. I hear people say things like “You know, there’s a pill for everything!” and my brain hurts. This is all-to-common of a statement.

This quick-fix attitude is EXTREMELY detrimental, and has been fostered passionately by the pharmaceutical industry as well as the advertisers that work with them.

These are legal substances that poison you. They come in many varieties. We’ve all seen the tweaked-out kid on adderall trying in vain to save their grade on test day, blindly led by the notion that such a pill had the power to make them successful at school.

Adderall is only the tip of the iceberg. As this infographic illustrates, the number of prescription drug overdose deaths has increased drastically in the past few years.

Please, if you are considering getting a prescription or taking any prescription drugs, familiarize yourself with this insidious killer. (via)

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  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/annelizhannan Anneliz Hannan

    Excellent infographic..would like to see on wall in classrooms and primary care offices!

  • http://www.heartratemonitorreviewstips.com/ Jakovspof

    My friend does ADERRALL every-single-day (prescription). It’s like chugging 20 coffees in 2 minutes.

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  • not a sceptic

    Are  you a physician? Are you a psychopharmacologist? Didn’t think so. Yes, prescriptions drugs can be abused and are abused. However, they also have saved many lives including mine. Generalizations often do more harm than good. 

  • Little Fern

    It might be more impressive if the author could spell and/or choose the correct homophobe. I’d recommend doing some research too, since while acetaminophen DOES result in many ER visits every year due to liver toxicity, that may be due to the fact that it is NOT a prescription drug and thus use is not regulated by pharmacists and physicians. Most people would recognize it as Tylenol. Also, the blanket ban on prescription drugs the author seems to be advocating seems remarkably short-sighted, considering the effects such a policy would have on deaths from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer that would be the immediate result. But I’m sure it would be worth it since the (rather smaller percentage of) people on psychogenics would finally be able to use their whole brains. You know, after getting healthy enough to want to.

  • Ksvaughan2

    Please correct the opoid spelling, correct information on tylenol.