Thursday, December 6, 2012


You want to feel better, take a pill. You want to get better, you face the truth.
Therapist from Numb3rs

I've seen too many people who turn to drugs first when they have a problem. Overweight? Weight loss pills. Can't pay attention? Ritalin. Depressed? Anti-depressants. Can't fall asleep? Sleeping pills.

I was raised Christian Scientist, and even though I don't subscribe to that religion anymore, the part about not turning to meds at the first sign of trouble sticks with me. I don't sign off of meds entirely, I do take what is necessary.

But I look at the problem before I jump to the conclusion of "meds will fix this."