More Americans than ever are overdosing on anxiety drugs, researchers reported Thursday — and it’s not clear why.
The new study finds not only that more Americans are taking the drugs, which include brand names such as Valium and Xanax, but that they’re taking more of them.
But while the quantity of prescriptions filled tripled between 1996 and 2013, the number of overdoses quadrupled during the same period, the team reported in the American Journal of Public Health.
“We found that the death rate from overdoses involving benzodiazepines, also known as ‘benzos,’ has increased more than four-fold since 1996 — a public health problem that has gone under the radar,” said Dr. Marcus Bachhuber of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, who helped lead the study.
“Overdoses from benzodiazepines have increased at a much faster rate than prescriptions for the drugs, indicating that people have been taking them in a riskier way over time.”
Benzodiazepines are extremely popular drugs in the U.S. Read more
Why the increase in depression? Glad you asked.
The reason is simple. The increase in consumption of the internet and television. Particularly, reality television, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook are the direct result of an increase in depression. I also observed that people work hard and become good at what they do only out of mutual envy. This too is pointless, just wind chasing (Ecclesiastes 4:4). Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall (Proverbs 16:18). Everyone puts their best foot forward in their vacation pictures, their homes, their outings, and all these so called beautiful women that are made perfect through technology (makeup, plastic surgery) and you soaked this in and feel bad about your ability not to do the same thing. Trolling has become a thing. Why? Envy and jealousy of perceived success.
People have been filling their time looking at what others are doing and how they appear to be thriving and you look at your life and think to yourself, my life would be better if. You constantly put an if in your life. If I had this or that person my life would be better, but this is Satan’s lie. He used the same trick on Eve in the garden. If I eat this fruit, my life would be even better.
The secret of happiness is not looking at others in selfish lust. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it (1 Timothy 6:6-7). Happy is the man who has faith in the Lord, and does not give honour to the men of pride or to those who are turned away to deceit (Psalm 40:4).
Pride and selfishness will destroy you. It will eat on you like cancer until you cannot get out of bed consumed by statements of if. Happiness is very close to everyone. It is found in being content with what God has created and setting your affections on Him. If you have a problem with envy and jealousy, then you must cease with reality television, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook and your joy will return and your requirement for depression pills will be lessoned. That evil spirit still remains in you. Here is a prayer for you. You must believe when you pray and you may need to pray it several times until you believe it. A lightness should come over you when you are delivered from that evil spirit of depression. Remember, evil spirits come through the eye gate that means Instagram, Pinterest are windows into your soul.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me for being jealous and envious of others. Forgive me for being selfish and only concerned with my own needs and desires. Disconnect me from the evil spirit of depression and infirmity. Bind the strong man and spoil his house in Jesus name. I take authority by the blood of Jesus over depression and any other darkness that is residing on the inside of me. Cleanse me Lord and make me whiter than snow. Deliver me. Now you evil spirit of depression GO IN JESUS NAME. Your authority has been stripped as I have been forgiven and now it is time for you to leave. Go exactly where Jesus wants you to go and go there right now. In Jesus name. Go evil spirit of infirmity and every poison that has been introduced into my body because of alchemy. Go right now in Jesus name. Angels remove this evil spirit from my body in Jesus name. Go. In Jesus name. Now, You strong man. Go In Jesus name. Pull every dark evil spirit from me and send them straight into the pit. In Jesus name. Every chain has been broken and generational curses and I am free because of the blood of Jesus. Released and free. Thank you Jesus for making me free. In Jesus name.
P.S. Don’t be alarmed if you start coughing keep praying until you experience freedom.