|Clinton: “America popping too many pills!”|
Deadly Dose: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports debuts Sunday, Nov. 18, 8:00pm ET & PT
“Every 19 minutes, someone dies of a drug overdose in America. That U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistic refers to legal and illegal drug use, but most of those overdose deaths are due to legal prescription drugs.”
I feel blessed and lucky to be alive when waking up to a new day… At age 66 looking back at my ignorance while drinking alcohol and popping pills hits me like a baseball bat. It was just stupid, really stupid. I am a successfully retired IT executive, college graduate, and now author, dedicating my time to charity causes. At a painful time in my past, however, like countless others in the world, I took pain killers, sleeping pills, anti depressants and drank alcohol to self medicate and/or treat symptoms of depression and anxiety. I remember one time accepting a “pill” from my older brother to help me sleep after a night of too much drinking. It was a terrible night, and clearly not a good choice. Taking another pill did not help me prepare for a big day with customers the following morning. I could have stopped breathing!
Of course, now the subject of “brain chemistry” and the consequences of mixing alcohol with prescription drugs is a big part of my story of healing. It is simple, DO NOT do it! You could kill yourself!
Even worse, if you don’t kill yourself, you often behave like a maniac with this dangerous cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol. My marriage came very close to going right down the tube some 12 years ago. Relationships with family members and loved ones was far more challenging and destructive at the time. It was a struggle to maintain my balance and focus while working. It was clearly a path of self destruction!
DON’T DO IT!!!
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