Brain Prescription Drug Warnings
Without a healthy body-input, mental health is an impossible goal.
People tend be unrealistic about what substances they can safely ingest, inhale
and inject into their bodies. Small amounts of alcohol and other chemicals
easily and profoundly affect their mind. They believe that they are tougher than
they really are.
Dr Gislason stated: "I have progressed
from being an enthusiastic supporter of psychotropic drug research and the
therapeutic use of mind drugs 30 years ago, to a disenchanted skeptic who is
convinced that drug prescriptions to change mood, attitude, thinking and memory
are mostly ill-advised and may often be harmful.
I argue that responsible adults need to become better informed about
prescription drugs and exercise constraint when seeking and accepting
prescriptions that alter their brain function.
I also argue that prescriptions for psychotropic drugs for children
and the elderly are increasing unreasonably and need to be voluntarily
constrained by physicians, resisted by family members and controlled by
A drug is psychotropic when it enters the brain and alters brain function.
Chemicals that interact with the brain have been used by humans for thousands of
years. The deep question is why are humans so attracted to changing the way
their brain works? One answer is that humans try to alleviate their own
suffering and the suffering of others. Another answer is that altered contents
of consciousness are interesting and provide new perspectives on the nature of
the mind. Chemicals that induced a state of euphoria or altered
the contents of consciousness have always been highly prized.
Euphoria is described as a spiritual experience
and is goal of religious rituals and
practices. Plants, fungi and food fermentation have generously provided brain
chemicals and a few are derived from animals such as bufotonin, extracted from
toad skin. Only recently have humans manufactured mind-altering chemicals in
factories in large quantities, distributed worldwide. Some of these factories
are legal others are not.
Many, if not most, humans alter their consciousness and behavior by
deliberately consuming chemicals to alter the way their brain works. The general
principal is that materials that enter human noses and mouths play a role in
determining the nature and operation of their mind. We could think of this as
the local molecular flow through the brain that alters, expands or contracts the
contents of the mind. The brain, as the organ of mind, is the receiving set for
the wisdom of the universe. If the receiver is out of tune, not working
properly, the wisdom of the universe is either not received at all or the
message is garbled. Mind altering drugs that are used all over planet earth fall
into three categories:
1. Drugs that intoxicate and disconnect the user from his
or her daily routines and normal dysphoria (alcohol, opium, heroin).
2. Drugs that energize and excite participants to dance,
sing, make love or war (alcohol, caffeine, ephedra, amphetamines, cocaine).
3. Drugs that change the nature and operation of the mind
and cause novel experiences, sometimes awakening spiritual interest and insights
(peyote, magic mushrooms, mescaline, LSD and other ergot alkaloids).
The brain, as the organ of mind, is the receiving set for the wisdom of the
universe. If the receiver is out of tune, not working properly, the wisdom of
the universe is either not received at all or the message is garbled.
Drugs bought on the street and in pharmacies that target the brain are used
excessively and inappropriately adding to increasing numbers of disturbed
and dysfunctional people. Because some brain dysfunction compromises judgment,
learning and motivation, family members, friends and professional advisors often
have to initiate drug withdrawal and provide the right direction and support.
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