Tuesday, February 14, 2012

America’s Quick Fix With Prescription Drugs

“The United States is 5% of the world’s population but we consume 50% of the world’s prescriptions and 80% of the world’s narcotic prescriptions such as Prozac and Xanax,” Gilabert said.
Dr. Howard Wetsman, chief medical officer at the Lafayette-based recovery system Townsend, said benzodiazepines such as Xanax are essentially "minor tranquilizers" that can work well for people who are not biologically pre-disposed to addiction.
"They will fix just about anything. They will chill you out. The reason people use them is that it really doesn't matter what's the matter, they are going to be symptomatically better for a short period of time," Wetsman said.

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