Premier Pony Mom wrote:I didn't know Bill Cooney, but over the years I have known many addicts. It doesn't matter to the brain whether you start with nicotine, cocaine, SSRI's or pain meds. Your brain chemistry changes drastically. The longer you use the drug, the more it will disrupt your life. Quitting is not simple and slip ups are the norm. It can take more than a year sober to even begin to feel normal. Most 'recovered' addicts usually swap out for another kind of addiction that is more socially acceptable.
No one will argue that Bill Cooney was a great instructor and horseman at the peak of his career. Lets remember him as he was at his best, which is, I'm sure, how we'd all like to be remembered as well. And for all of you divas who routinely ingest your Rx Vicodin or Percocet, your Ambien, your anti-depressants, your double martinis, or your cigarettes......give them up for a month or two (no cheating now) and see how well your 'demons' behave.
RIP Bill Cooney.
f*ck you, you f*cking c*ntbag. its because of twats like you that there are so many misconceptions regarding medically verified DISEASES - would you call cancer or diabetes meds "addictive" and that you should "quit"? to some people - pain medication and "SSRIs" ARE LIFE OR DEATH. how dare you compare them with illegal narcotics that serve NO FUNCTION OTHER THAN BEING HIGH. do you really want to shame someone who is clinically (or suicidally) depressed because they need medication to fix the chemical imbalance in their brain?
kindly f*ck right the f*ck off and go f*ck yourself with every f*cking cactus in the garden department of your nearest Wally World
Incognito, be assured, after your rant, that I would never suggest you give up your meds, whatever they are, although I do suggest an anger management class. I understand that there are many physically ill persons and their need for medication has never been in question. I also know that you can get pain meds for a minor injury and become dependent. I know most psychiatrists don't look for solutions to cure mental disorders. Rather, they prescribe whatever their sales force is pushing that month. If it doesn't work, they'll enhance it with a modifying drug, or keep changing meds in a vain effort to find a pill that works. Many mental and emotional issues can be hormonal in origin but shrinks rarely look for a cause or a cure.,,,,merely an effective bandaid.
I would never question a persons need for medication as long as they were fully informed of the long term consequences, but addiction is real, it affects a large segment of the population, and it is damn near impossible to disengage without a huge desire and an even larger base of support. If you suppose differently, then you're just plain ignorant. No profanity necessary.