More people die from prescription drugs, especially combined with alcohol, than from illegal drugs or “improper use” of legal drugs. From the health effects of nicotine consumption. From the use of recovery drugs such as Methadone and Suboxone. From the death of spirit and personal understanding and the severe impairment of ambition and personal expression from the widespread use of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic drugs. From the spiritual death at a young age with the giving of prescription drugs to pre-adolescents as both their brain development and personal growth enters the crucial period of adolescence.
And the absolute killer for me is that the most physically and mentally destructive drugs are legal. And the illegal ones will soon be legal too. The drugged population is by definition and intent the one which is the easiest to control, and is most unlikely to stop the Ruling Order from doing as they please.
Living consciously is real life. Being unconscious from your drug of choice brings to mind the words of Bob Dylan, “those that are not busy being born, are busy dying.”
The War on Drugs is not over.