(Prescription) Crack is Wack!

I once had a friend who I strongly suspected had a real, scary addiction to prescription drugs.
I know all of the media coverage on MJ is becoming tiresome for folks, but his death has gotten people thinking/talking about prescription drug abuse - which is a good thing. I didn't hang out with him or his coroner, so I don't know the real. All I'm saying is that the discussion is there...and important.

See, my friend - I loved her like family. Once I started seeing signs of what I felt was a red flag - I got scared. When she asked me to purchase pills from Mexico for her online, I knew my suspicions were real. Then I got really scared.
I was completely distraught. To this day, my decision was one of the hardest I've ever had to make in my entire life. I knew about addicts and I knew that if I refused there'd be a good chance she'd feel betrayed/judged/outed etc. and never speak to me again. I made the choice not to do it. And as I anticipated, I never heard from her again. It's sad because I truly felt like we were sisters. ...But I guess I'd rather have an estranged sister than a dead one.

I think about some of these celebrities who've passed under similar circumstances as MJ, and I always wonder - where were their people? Who let this happen? But I get it. No ONE person let it happen. Several did. And you know, I don't have any answers really.
I'm a grown up, and I don't care how many people tell me that deep fried pickles are bad for me. (And many do, btw) I don't care if restaurants stop selling them because of the fat/cholesterol... I'm gonna find a way to get them. SOMEBODY is gonna serve them, and if I'm broke I am going to find a way to buy them! Stupid example, but same point. People are going to do what they want to do, and if there's a demand... well...
But MAYBE if the horrible fat-mongering person was held accountable for serving such an unhealthy (but greasy and delicious) delicacy, MAYBE it'd make people (and by people, I mean me) think twice. Same thing w/ the over-prescribing docs. But until that's reality, maybe it at least starts with people in our lives loving us enough to say no. Maybe we have to make the tough decisions that doctors who make too much money to won't...

But what do I know? sigh. All this sad talk is making me feen for a bottle of wine and a deep fried pickle!

love,
me

3 comments

  • marcia
    marcia
    :agree::agree::agree: good job. sad but good job

    agreeagreeagree

    good job. sad but good job

  • P
    P
    U are right. I dont know if he could have been saved but if there werent so many peple around trying to stay on the payroll maybe it would not have been so easy.

    U are right. I dont know if he could have been saved but if there werent so many peple around trying to stay on the payroll maybe it would not have been so easy.

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    DEEP FRIED PICKLES? YOU ARE DISGUSTING! Cute, but DISGUSTING!:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    DEEP FRIED PICKLES? YOU ARE DISGUSTING! Cute, but DISGUSTING!laughlaughlaughlaugh

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