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 illegal 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, a cure is better and should be the end goal.
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 is best managed via long community information campaign.
Greater capacity to see a GP on short notice will assist in reducing unhealthy self-medication via over the counter drugs.
- GPs and specialists need to establish a stronger view on full recovery from an illness and not being satisfied with maintaining poor health via drug theraphy but rather consider the use of natural products and remidies.
- 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.