"Legal" drugs many times are our go-to solutions for many things. But sometimes they break more than they fix. Sometimes they break it forever and you can't really fix it again. And no, Folks, sadly I am not talking about going on a racist-ass rant on Twitter. I am talking about, you accidentally overdose and die. I know, that's grim. But what do you want me to say? Sadly it happens a lot. Legal drug-related deaths rival the illegal ones and the list of dangerous side effects goes on forever, with symptoms such as impaired judgement, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, internal bleeding and death. Yes. Death. When taking drugs like anxiety meds or sleeping pills sometimes they seem to not work, the patient amps the dose, the drugs kick in and the patient kicks the bucket. This happens ALL. THE. DAMN. TIME. Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger are famous cases.
In a past article, I spoke about maybe switching some of those legal drugs with a ton of side-effects for a healthier alternative that can't realistically kill you unless you wrap it into a compact 1 ton bale and drop it on your head. So maybe, for your consideration, why not research these alternatives and see if they're right for you:
1. Vicodin (painkillers)
Multiple studies have determined that marijuana is an effective treatment option for people suffering from chronic pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44 Americans die each day from painkiller overdose.
2. Xanax (anti-anxiety medication)
Not everyone can treat their anxiety with cannabis. For some, smoking pot causes acute anxiety and paranoia, but that effect is often connected with the type of marijuana that the user consumes. Whereas sativas, which are associated with cerebral highs, can sometimes induce anxiety (especially for infrequent users), indica strains of marijuana have been shown to reduce anxiety.
3. Adderall (stimulants)
Just as people who suffer from anxiety should be wary of using certain strains of cannabis to treat their disorder, people who want to replace their prescription stimulant with marijuana should be aware that sativas (as opposed to indicas) are more effective at treating ADHD and ADD.
4. Ambien (sleep aids)
Using marijuana to treat sleeping problems is one of the most common applications. Studies and anecdotal reports suggest that it is safer and similarly effective at treating insomnia than prescription drugs such as Ambien, for example.
5. Zoloft (antidepressants)
Many medical marijuana patients (and several studies) have found that cannabis serves as an effective treatment option for depression. While it might not be right for everyone, research has shown that smoking pot has less serious side effects than those that have been attributed to taking anti-depressants.
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Are these some of the drugs YOU use to cope with a condition that makes your life miserable? Let us know in the comments down below.
Meanwhile, I am not going to tell you to do anything. What you do with the information presented above, for your consideration is your own responsibility and I recommend you to do your own research and read more about it, depending on your condition and the laws in your state or country.
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