Disrupt Prescription Antidepressant Supplies – “Zombie Apocalypse?”

Photo: "Warm Bodies," courtesy Summit Entertainment
Photo: “Warm Bodies,” courtesy Summit Entertainment

Someone mocked the “Zombie Apocalypse” premise recently. But what if economic collapse or if – even briefly – a natural disaster (Like the “Big One” in L.A.) were to interrupt access to addictive medications? In some cases mere hours can be psychological disaster.

A “Policy” of a favorite 12-Step group that I was blessed to attend years ago in Santa Monica was to use “Nothing that affects us from the neck up.” There is deep wisdom here.

Sobriety is being free of dependance. Yet nearly every secular “Recovery” practice embraces Psychiatric therapies involving extremely dangerous substances.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorazepam

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escitalopram

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paroxetine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sertraline

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoxetine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venlafaxine

An article in Scientific American says:

The Rise of All-Purpose Antidepressants”
Doctors are increasingly prescribing SSRIs to treat more than just depression
By Julia Calderone | Oct 16, 2014

Antidepressant use among Americans is skyrocketing. Adults in the U.S. consumed four times more antidepressants in the late 2000s than they did in the early 1990s. As the third most frequently taken medication in the U.S., researchers estimate that 8 to 10 percent of the population is taking an antidepressant. But this spike does not necessarily signify a depression epidemic.

Zombie Apocalypse?  Seems like it’s quietly come upon us. I’m not the first to notice, obviously.

The book “Prozac Nation” was turned into a movie in 2001. (Link here.)

And more philosophically “Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution.” A book published in 2002 by Francis Fukuyama. In it he discusses the potential threat to liberal democracy that use of new and emerging biotechnologies for trans-humanist ends poses.

So what happens when the supply of drugs people depend on is interrupted. Well, what happens when an addict can’t get their fix?

Any calamity that might occur that would interrupt access to to the substances we “depend on” would precipitate a kind of “Zombie Apocalypse.”

Being clean and sober, should perhaps include being free of the prescription medication we’ve grown to expect.  But be careful! Self-managed withdrawal can be dangerous! LetgoletGod absolutely does not advocate unsupervised withdrawal.

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