Without question children, teenagers, even adult politicians should not smoke marijuana or do cocaine. Olympic and professional athletes should not build their bodies up with steroids. Young people should not prepare for exams by taking uppers to stay awake and downers to fall asleep. The fact is we should all be saying no to all sorts of drugs. Western culture has become the most drugged culture in history. How can we expect young people to say no to drugs while the rest of us keep saying yes?
From birth until death, we are on medication. If we want to have a child, we take a drug.
To prevent conception, we take a drug.
If we do have a child and there is pain during labor, there is a drug.
When the child goes to school if he does not pay attention or conform to policy, there is a drug.
Today, thousands of children in Australia take stimulant medication for hyperactivity and inattentiveness. What would happen if Edison, Einstein or Beethoven who were known for being poor students had been on Ritalin? Their great minds would have been destroyed at a young age and we never would have experienced the product of their genius.
If your child is female, we can give a drug for menstrual cramps.
Is your son or daughter depressed or anxious? There is a Prozac for that.
What if they suffer any ache or pain? Then there is a drug for that too.
High blood pressure? High cholesterol?
Diet and exercise may bring them down, but why bother when you can take a drug?
Before you take the next pill in your medicine cabinet, take a look at your child who is standing there watching you.
Dad taking pills for the tension of the day, mum taking assorted pills to lose weight or fall asleep, and filling the kids full of antibiotics and cold relievers whenever they get a common cold or flu, both which the body heals just fine on its own.
What messages are you imparting to your children – that drugs are an important, normal part of our daily lives? Can we expect our children to say NO to drugs, when we ourselves have a medicine cabinet full of them?
How might you be able to solve your problem without using that pill? By getting Chiropractic Adjustments, eating well, exercise, rest and maintaining a positive mental attitude… THAT’S HOW!