Feeling on edge? Here have a Xanax, why don't you. Can't sleep cause you spent too much time on the laptop? Pop a Klonopin - go ahead, it will knock you right out.
Xanax and Klonopin belong to the group of drugs called "Benzos".
Benzos are still the top selling drugs.
Unfortunately they are incredibly addictive. In fact, research has shown they are just as addictive as hard drugs like cocaine.
In addition they disrupt gut health and damage the lining causing leaky gut.
Not to mention they actually have shown to prevent us from reaching those deep layers of REM sleep we need to repair and heal at a cell-level.
Ironic, isn't it, that drugs often prescribed to over-stressed people, actually worsen the very biochemical cause after the masking of the symptom wears off.
And what's the solution? to pop another. An addict is made - often i the name of "health care". It is an embarrassment, that we call this health care, when we are responsible for quite a few addicts out there, because drug companies are paying practitioners to write prescriptions out like candy. All that money, so tempting. Yet it leaves such a bad aftertaste, when we sell out like that.
And then we are left with gut issues and new addictions to deal with, as if we weren't already stressed out enough.
For recovering addicts, taking benzos like Xanax and Klonopin, spells out disaster for proper healing in recovery.
In recovery it is essential for our transition into THRIVING beyond recovery that we are mindful of not substituting. We do not want to fall into the tempting trap of substituting one addiction with another.
That's just a yo-yo addiction.
Instead, we want to embrace the pain and emotional turmoil that inevitable is part of recovery.
We want to break free, break open, break apart...
This in order to come back together whole. Before something great happens, everything falls apart. The longer we resist change, the longer transformation will take.
The more we surrender, the quicker the process of complete change.
And we can breathe again.
There is life on the other side. No more walking dead. No more popping pills for every discomfort and emotional challenge.