Good morning this is Dr. Rob with your weekly health blog. This week is DARE week: Drug Awareness/Drug Prevention. It’s a great program, that allows the kids to become more aware and help prevent the unnecessary deaths from drugs. According to The Journal of American Medical Association, street drugs kill approximately 10,000 people per year. 10, 000 preventable deaths. It’s great to have this program.
Since it is Drug Week, I was reading another article in Newsweek (April 27th, 1998) that stated that properly prescribed legal drugs from a Medical Doctor kill approximately 106,000 – 190,000 people per year. That’s huge! They calculated it as being the 4th leading cause of death in the United States.
So, drugs are a huge problem: we have a drug culture! We have to really look to see what’s happening at home and what we’re really teaching our kids, what we’re teaching ourselves, and what we truly believe. One way to look at it is to see when we you use drugs. Is it for a First Aid situation, when you should use them? Or is it in every day use when you get the first pain that comes up?
Investigate it, take a look at how many drugs you have in your cupboard, do you really need all of them? And what are you actually showing your kids?
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