No good reason…

There’s a lot in life I’ll never understand. Quantum physics, the McDonald’s lobster roll, common core math…just to name a few. 

The one thing that truly baffles me, aside from fast food mystery meat, is my generations obsession with sharing and posting about their drug usage online. 

I’m not even talking about weed. Though I think you should keep your smoking habits to a minimum for your online audience, that’s not my concern.

What really makes my blood boil is my generations obsession with taking Xanax and other very similar pills. 

I just don’t understand the fad. I don’t understand why you need to flaunt the fact that you’re recreationally taking drugs. I don’t understand why you would want to take these pills. Is it to make you seem cooler than you actually are, or is it because everyone else is doing it? Or is it because the songs you listen to tell you it’s alright?

In less than 5 years, I have taken Prozac, Zoloft, Trazodone, and more recently, Xanax. My doctors prescribed me these medications in hopes that I would become more mentally stable. I’ll be the first to say that they are quite possibly the worst things on this planet.

I hate talking them. I hate remembering to take them. I hate the fact that I need them to feel somewhat normal. I hate how people look at me once they find out I’m on them. I hate the stigma around it. I hate that how after awhile, they don’t do much anyway. They’re quick to turn me from a normal, functioning individual into a straight zombie. 

And yet, despite knowing how dangerous it is to consume them, and how addictive they may become- people choose to take them anyway.  Perfectly healthy people take these pills for fun and I have yet to figure out why. What does it do for them that it doesn’t do for me? 

I usually end on a cheerful, positive note- but I can’t this time. There is nothing positive to say.

I would do anything in my power to never be prescribed any of these medications again. There’s not much I wouldn’t do to never feel anxiety again. I can’t fathom, from a healthy perspective, why anyone would want to poison their body with these drugs. There’s no good reason on Earth. 

Stop being a fucking fool. Worship your body. You only get one. 

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