There are many concerns about the numbers of people who have a drug dependent life, and there are three types of drugs of dependency – illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over the counter drugs. A drug dependency either feeds the Pharmaceutical companies or the drug Lords. There are many modern day illnesses that need drug therapy to retain reasonable and acceptable health; however we should not stop medical research to cure these illnesses because while medication is good to maintain health, cure is better.
The dependency on drug therapy should not be the end of medical research.
The illegal drugs need strong management from rehabilitation, law enforcement, and community profile.
The over the counter drugs need strong management and it seems that via long community information campaign.
Greater capacity to see a GP on short notice will assist in reducing self-medication via over the counter drugs.
Music and festivals need to assure a zero drug policy or not be able to get permits to put on such events.
Stronger border protection to prevent the importation of illegal drugs.