Health – Drug Dependency

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.

Policy:

  • 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.



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