SUPERMOM’S SECRET ADDICTION: STEPPING OUT OF ADDERALL’S SHADOW TO BUILD SUSTAINABLE FAMILIES IN COMMUNITY
To save her family, Betsy Degree had to give up adderall and a habit towards nasty drugs as well as having to redefine expectations of what a good parent means. Photo ABC.
Yesterday I made a comment about “over prozaced-face” thievary clubs in banking driven politics, that aren’t always considering the needs of the entire community of citizens. I’ve also blogged about community leaders DUI politics (that can befall even the best people, addicted to long hours workaholism).
So many decision makers (or ‘stars’ in the world) are not only addicted to fame, yet they take so many pills. They are not conscious of the decisions they make, what state they’re in to make the decisions they do. They are addicted to being in the spotlight and taking a pill, to get them into the next moment of pressure. It’s an unnatural world, yet social media culture, has made this the norm perhaps more than what is healthy for many individuals in the ‘fame game’.
Addicts come in all forms and indeed addiction clusters often go together (though not always). The world can’t afford to always speed along in a reckless manner, that’s at times making Pharmaceutical and advertising companies so wealthy, leaving a wake in their path that is not good for the world or people either. People “are the gristle” in the billionaire’s games and wheels.
Perhaps that’s why I appreciated Nadine Chalmers Ross‘ news pick today, about one honest US mothers public battle with battling pharmaceuticals drug addiction. She got addicted for all the right reasons, “being a good mom,” yet she almost lost it all.
Betsy’s story as promo-ed by Dan Hill, goes like this: “All over America there are moms in the shadows drowning in their daily responsibilities and turning to the prescription drug Adderall for relief.”
[I think we shouldn't judge people addicted to drugs. I think leaders making important decisions should be aware of the side affects of these when in decision making roles. I think shareholders and other people, should perhaps be aware of their prescription pills useage, so the business world is more informed about who's doing what, under what effects, to their potential investments' future]. We just live in that age, we’re honesty, without judgement, would be a wiser norm in the world.
Perhaps because I lived in the USA, I’m accutely aware of whose using Pharmaceutical prescriptions at high levels and who is not. Indeed Americans not only consume the drugs made in the US, but also Puerto Rico’s (now a drug farm for the US) and a bulk share of Canada’s too – and still many Americans can’t get enough. It also has lead to Trade Deal negotiators paying 30 odd Senators via BigPharma, to argue strongly that nations trading with the USA, agree to take drugs in the trade deals, that those countries don’t even need in the quantities that the USA assumes they do. So, drug addiction has jacked policies, affecting trade away from the US too.
It’s written in their faces posture, an arrogant numb attitude at times, and is often marked by actions that have zero empathy towards majorities of many people in conditions of suffering. We have drug addiction, to thank for that! Click on Betsy’s picture above to see her brave story to slow the world down, keep families in tact, and build stronger more considered communities.
Honesty is always the best policy, why I love her story.
Many babies are being born in the world today, with drugs in their system thanks to BigPharma. We excuse it, because it has a corporate face, yet the affects of this to society in the future has not been factored into budgets. Pharmaceutical companies can be (if not checked and monitored within the chain of the health system) harmful, yet if they return to a purpose of what medicine is really for, (health), than the potential of medicine and BigPharma companies has an opportunity to create life-giving medicines for the good, not the harmful side, we’re seeing in the world.
Whose cool? People who are aiming to live more addiction free. My coffee intake is always way too high! So we’re all dealing with addictions of all kinds. My blog is my no.1 addiction. Although, when the job market is so slack (indeed job interviews haven’t proved successful for me, neither has anyone offered me a job since being back in NZ either) a blog is a good temporary job to have, to help contribute to the good of society more and the world of news, biz, entertainment too. Hopefully, the addiction of blogging, like Pharmaceutical drug addiction for others finds a happy balance in my life in future years of embracing and balancing ‘real’ life with a love of ‘surreal’ life too.
Peace! Let’s go drug-addiction free American in making a stand to not be BigPharma’s puppets if living addicted lives that are robbing happiness.
Anyone who doesn’t hide their addictions is kinda a hero to me. I see myself in them and their stories. There’s the right forum to express addictions though, as some people don’t have any, and they shouldn’t be subjected to listening to an over-emphasise of addiction stories if they don’t want to.
My Maori tribe (one of them) discussed developing celebrity rehab centers and rehab programmes using Maori philosophical approaches and biopharmaceuticals too from our ocean, right next door to our ancestral whenua (rohe). Betsy’s story is a reminder that too, needs to happen, quicker to give BigPharma a run for their often unethical buck that hides behind political ambassadors flogging their products!.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.6.12~