I'm currently addicted to painkillers. I take four different types every day. I often try to get off of them but find the pain even worse than when I first started using them. My tolerance level to pain has severely diminished due to the need for these drugs that I've been taking for years. And the same goes for sleeping pills as well.
I was addicted to Zopliclone for almost 10 years. Even though I finally got off of them over a year ago, I still never sleep for more than an hour (at best) at a time if I'm lucky. My sleeping habits are now messed-up for life.
I’ve open my eyes to see that these huge conglomerates for what they really are - these massive pharmaceutical companies are in fact 'legal' drug dealers. They know how these drugs (that they create in their laboratories) will affect humans. They need us to be addicted to their products for repeat business!
It's the way to make money from us long-term. I even believe in my heart (even though this may seem paranoid), that these people create diseases as well as the antidotes, vaccines and treatments to profit 'big-time' from us over and over again. We all know that governments have secret underground labs for germ warfare! If they make germs that can kill us, then surely, they would make a vaccine for it as well!
We as humans, are addicted to TV programs, pornography, alcohol, gambling, certain genres of movies like horror, Sci-fi, virtual reality games and so the list goes on and is never-ending. It truly seems that there is a reason for this and I believe it's all to do with the pressure to 'survive'.
Apple bring out their latest iPhone and users flock to buy them. Then several months later, they update them and bring out a newer version with some new feature and so now people that own iPhones feel that their current phone is now obsolete. Creators of all these products do the same thing. They prey on our needs (which they actually create in us through advertising to us day and night).
Let’s face it, we can't answer our phones, switch on our TVs or radios without them advertising to us – they are brainwashing us and constantly telling us how we 'need' to buy their product and to make matters worse - they even create 'urgency' by adding countdown timers and limited-time offers as well!
All these kinds of businesses create these imaginary needs and thus prey on our addictive natures and personalities to buy their products. (Maybe that’s why they use the term, ‘goods’. To make us feel good?)