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Does the Use of Pain Medication Contribute to the "Overmedication" of Our Society?

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I think to say that we're an over-medicated society is too simple. I think that generally speaking we do have to look at different strategies, not just the medication to treat pain or to treat any condition actually within our health. If we have pain, the most simple solution is to actually treat the cause of the pain most straightforward and the most effective solution, but if that's not possible and the medication can allow people to function better or to accomplish their goals it's very reasonable to do so there's no reason to avoid something that would have a very positive effect on you just because of the medication, but I do agree that there is no simple medication that will correct the entire situation better look at things from a larger perspective, take a more wholistic approach or multi-disciplinary approach.