Wow, lots going on this morning! Chrissy, I agree with you about pot and drugs/alcohol in general. It's why I rarely drink alcohol (maybe a couple times a year, tops). I just don't like to lose control of myself.
I did take anti-depressants for about 18 months but I feel the same way you guys said, that I wanted to use it as a tool to get me through a situation and learn to cope. I just don't think it's healthy to be dependent.
My parents have never used drugs, but my grandmother suffered from dementia and chronic pain and according to one nurse had become addicted to prescription morphine. It really contributed to her decline and she died in her 60's. My mother doesn't have those issues but she is the type of person who takes an OTC pill for everything, and I mean everything. I will mention I have a headache or a slight cough and she asks if I want to go to the emergency room. For a headache, seriously. I just hate that about her and that's part of the reason I really prefer not to take anything at all unless I know for a fact it's needed.
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