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Alcohol ~ The Most Dangerous Drug

Published February 10, 2019 by tindertender

Alcohol ~ it’s legal to sell over-the-counter. They’ll even serve you drink after drink, all night long should one choose to ‘go out on the town’. It isn’t talked about as other drugs are, in fact many people invite each other to participate in its use, openly, freely. The percentages of people harmed or killed because of alcohol outweighs any other drug.

According to sources:

* Six people die every day from alcohol poisoning.

* There are 100,000 people who die every year, (or another way to say this is): 273.97 people die every day, as a result of drinking and driving, other accidents such as falls, fires, suicides, and homicides related to alcohol consumption.

* Alcoholism is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the United States.

* As many as 40 percent of all hospital beds across the country are used to treat health conditions that develop from alcoholism.

* According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving more than 4,700 people die every year as a result of teenage alcohol use.

*In the United States of America victims believed their partners to be drinking prior to assault in 55% of cases.

*Let us not forget the millions of dollars generated my ‘treatment’ programs.

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** On average 130 Americans die per day due to opioid overdose.

** Less than 42,000 people per year die from drug overdose.

It has seemed clear to me since a very young age the substance which most greatly causes so much pain in a household, in the mind, and in the life is alcohol. The affects from its use reverberate like rings of water from a drop fallen upon it, and influence every life contact with the user.

It is legal, it is pushed onto the public via commercials and other advertisement, it is glorified by those who give it press. It is served at many locations, knowing full well their patrons will most likely get in their cars and drive after ‘a few’. Most are not caught, unless they make error.

People who choose other substances are arrested, imprisoned, and labeled as criminal should they be ‘caught’. It seems there is a desire to have folks choose booze over anything else.

The System will do what it will regardless of the statistics which are plain. There is simply too much money being generated by the current methods and allowances. Stepping back it is easy to see that people are steered into this which feels good and allowed, and that which feels good and is not allowed.

They will fight their “War on Drugs” without ever including the one which causes more death and harm than any other … because the profits from it fill their pockets. Too many people are getting rich off the misery of this countries people. They perpetuate misery, allow alcohol, deny cannabis, and then take your money when they arrest you … all for trying to ease the pain a corrupt system is causing, by legal means. They allow its use, and then punish its use.

By making alcohol legal and punishing all other drug use so strictly (such as cannabis still is in certain states) people who seek relief are forced to use alcohol, the legal substance, to numb their pain and bring on a smile, often followed by tragedy.

Numbers don’t lie. Although alcohol causes more death, illness, and destruction requiring 40% and more of all hospital beds … it’s a business. And those making profit will never allow it to crumble … not if they can help it. It seems until people wake up the ‘intentional leading’ by corporate law makers, the same will continue.

Sources:

https://www.alcohol.org/statistics-information/

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/index.html

https://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/world_report/factsheets/fs_intimate.pdf

Addictions and Habits

Published February 9, 2019 by tindertender

I got sucked in to the idea that the internet is addictive. Yes, I believe it is, but no more than the precursor called television and movies. I kicked myself a bit this morning for spending so much time surfing and watching different news from regular people all over the internet. I could hardly tear myself away from it! I decided to watch a movie on the TV instead.

Here it is 2.5 hours later, my movie is over. While it was quite entertaining, I learned nothing new from it. There were people pretending to be someone else, bad guys, good guys, and of course the good guys won.

At least with the internet and the news posted by various every day joes and joesets, I get to choose to watch what I feel benefits my life and adds to my knowledge. I care to learn different techniques on how to use medicinal herbs, absorb ideas and ways to survive should it be necessary, and of course, the real news about what is going on around the world and in government. Yes, the same news that so many desire to label as crap and conspiracy.

Currently I am considering a shift in thought about the World Wide Web being a ‘waste’ of time. It certainly is a better way, when used constructively, to spend ones time than watching preprogrammed movies, one after the other … or in playing some sort of video game hour after hour, day after day.

I would like to see people put the phone in pocket while walking and pay close attention to who is around them, doing what, or plotting what. The reasoning behind my desire to see people with heads UP when they are out and about is that people are easy targets when they are not in tune with their surroundings.

So …

Continue your research, by all means, but please be aware of the shadows where sleaze and slime lurk intending harm. And do not listen to anyone attempting to convince you that getting your news and info from the Web is any more addictive or harmful than the mind numbing programming being constantly streamed into nearly every household, or the video war games and survival games that seem to be so popular.

In fact … don’t take on others judgments about anything as your own. Let them keep that business for themselves. If what you are doing does not cause harm to others or self, then whatever it takes … keep on being you.

Maybe get outside once in awhile and take a good look at what is around you. It will be uncomfortable at first if you haven’t done it in awhile. You may feel silly just doing nothing, especially if you notice people noticing you there. Sit still anyway, look at the same things over and over again. You will start to see things you didn’t notice originally, details that were looked over when first viewed, unnoticed as your eyes took in the scene and noted (or not) by the brain.

There is snow outside and it is beautiful. I will not be going anywhere today, although I have a hankering to buy a big crystal pendant or some sort of wonderful polished stone. Being snowed in is most likely a great benefit to me today.

Perhaps I’ll do something I never do and watch movies all day. I do not feel like baking, or reading, or doing laundry. Watching movies, streaming the news, pretty much putting my brain into fog zone may not be so bad after all … just for today.

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