The Cult of ‘Big Pharma’

don’t forget to take your pills

Have a headache, take a pill.

Stomach hurts, take a pill.

Job giving you anxiety, take a pill.

Having a bad day, take a pill.

Does this give anyone else the creeps?

We’ve become a society of automatons, mindlessly consuming massive quantities of pharmaceutical drugs to make our lives just a little bit more bearable. From birth, we’re conditioned to survive through drugs. Put a child in front of the tv and they’re hit with hours of “ask your doctor if such and such a drug is right for you.” As the mind fills with static, the eyes glaze over.

Arthritis keeping you in bed, take a pill.

Addicted to social media, take a pill.

Had a fight with your wife, take a pill.

Can’t sleep, take a pill.

As the young grow up in our society, the pharmaceutical companies have the opportunity to groom their new “customers” the exact way they want, each step of the way. By bombarding children with the constant idea that it’s completely “normal” to take a drug for virtually every situation that comes up in life, they can pretty much count their profits before they roll in. Because once the antidepressants stop working and the liquor isn’t quicker, they’re going to become addicts. Addiction starts with the idea that a drug is a solution to a problem and how easy it is to turn people into addicts after convincing them of that their whole lives. But don’t worry, there’s drugs to fix that.

Addicted to oxys, take heroin.

Addicted to heroin, take methadone.

Addicted to methadone, take Suboxone.

Addicted to Suboxone, take Vivitrol.

Take Xanax, take Trazodone, take Buspar, take Depakote, Abilify, and Zoloft. The more addicted you are, the more drugs you seem to get.

It’s not surprising that addiction is as widespread as it is. This is what Big Pharma wanted. Starting at birth and all the way through adulthood we’re conditioned, like lab rats, to handle our problems in a very specific way. Take a pill. It’s not a very complex thing. In fact, it’s quite simple. And the CEO’s of Big Pharma are sitting back and counting their profits made by the empire they created, built on the foundation of loss, heartache, sorrow, and despair. They’re creating customers, not cures and most of us are struggling to see it.

Some of us think the pills help. The scary thing is, we’re voluntarily participating in this. We line up at the pharmacy every month to get our refills. We wait impatiently every morning at the methadone clinic before work. And God forbid we run out early because when the withdrawals really kick in, the drug is our master.

It’s like some messed up follow-the-leader type game. Actually, it’s worse than that. It’s brainwashing on a massive scale. Each day, our society self-destructs just a little bit more and when things go from bad to worse, don’t worry, there’s going to be a drug to help us.


Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 years. Having been an addict himself he brings real-word experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Jason is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions. Jason is also the co-host of The Addiction Podcast—Point of No Return. You can follow Jason on Google+, Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.