I have been thinking a lot about drug culture lately and how many medical communities’ and societal groups’ abuse of the “quick fix” solution for everything creates fear and sickness in so many people. I think of how it fits in with the fast paced, competitive capitalist culture many of us live in, resulting in more time for working to get more or to survive and little time to heal oneself. As many readers know, one of the first solutions to many health issues we are offered is medication. We are bombarded with medication ads on television, in waiting rooms of doctors offices, and often from the doctors themselves (at least in the U.S. where I live). However, it is not simply the advertising that factors in. It is the fear. A culture of fear that teaches us if we stray from the mainstream medical solutions for all illnesses- drugs and expensive procedures- at best it will not work and at worst we will get far worse and die. This is not reality.