This may come as a shocker to those who know me, but back in 2004, I really wanted to become a DEA agent. I started aggressively researching it, but finally decided against it when I found out I would definitely have to relocate and the extensive traveling would have made it impossible considering I was a single mother of a 5-year-old at that time.
I know what you’re thinking. Why in the HELL would a 26-year old single mom with no military or police background decide to suddenly look into becoming a DEA agent? Well, I had recently healed my body through juicing and eating a raw food diet. I had also cut out all chemicals, prescription drugs, and even stopped consuming over-the-counter medications. I had never felt so alive in all my life, and I wanted to shout it from the rooftops! My aversion to anything and everything drug-related was going into overdrive. I was starting to wake up and see the zombie-like state that most people were living in.
Being young and naive, my knee-jerk reaction was to join an agency I thought was doing something to fight the drug epidemic in America. Thankfully my circumstances did NOT allow me to pursue that role. In the years since I’ve been able to educate myself on the reality of the drug situation in this country, and I can assure you the DEA is a big part of the problem…
Back in 1973, when the DEA was established by Richard Nixon, their budget was $75 million(1). Today, it’s annual budget is a whopping $2.03 BILLION(2), but the drug problem is at an all-time high, so what exactly are they doing with all of that money??(3) The reality is that the DEA is a booming business filled with big salaries, payoffs, bribes, and corruption. That being said, it wouldn’t be very economical for them to STOP the war on drugs, would it?
I’m not writing this blog to pinpoint all of the corruption that has been proven to be taking place inside the DEA, but rather I’m simply pointing out that we have to join forces together on a civilian level if we want to make a difference. We have to stop supporting the industries that are only about profits and not about people. This includes the DEA and also Big Pharma, who makes about $300 billion per year, and spends about $3 billion of that on consumer-directed ad campaigns. How does this make sense? I don’t remember ever seeing a commercial for a prescription drug when I was a kid, but now you can’t turn on the T.V. without getting bombarded with ads that glamorize prescription drugs to the non-medical masses.
The scary truth is that prescription drugs are now killing far more people than illegal drugs, and while most major causes of preventable deaths are declining, those from prescription drug use are increasing, an analysis of recently released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the Los Angeles Times revealed.(4)
So what can we do to put a STOP to all of this?
I really don’t know the answer to that, but I can tell you two places where I think you can start:
Your BRAIN and your WALLET.
Knowledge is power, and the more research you do on your ailments, your body, your medications, and your lifestyle, you will be able to make more conscious decisions about where to spend your money. Being informed is essential nowadays; we are being saturated with pesticides, herbicides, fluoride, mercury, vaccinations, pollution, plastics, and radiation. We are exposed to these things from the moment of conception, through our mother’s umbilical cord, then injected with vaccines, given antibiotics, and then filled with sugar, chemicals, and genetically modified foods. We are disconnected from the earth and we are buried in our computers. We spend a dangerous amount of time sitting down. We are chemically dependent, nutrient deficient, and highly acidic.
If you start to look into those things, and make changes in your life you will find out that the need for prescription drugs could slowly start to diminish. You will start spending more of your money on organic, non-GMO foods and plant-based medicines, and less of your money will go to lining the pockets of corrupt politicians, Big Pharma, and the massive food corporations. You will not only be supporting a cleaner and healthier body, you will be supporting a cleaner and healthier earth.
Lastly, if you are dependent on any kind of drugs, legal or not, please consider getting help TODAY. You deserve to live the best life ever and it won’t start until you are able to unclog your mind and body. If you don’t know where to turn, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember what I said in the beginning of this article: I actually considered becoming a DEA agent because I was on a mission to help stop the drug epidemic in this country. I am still on that mission. I’m here to help anyone I can, whether it be with a natural alternative to the drugs they are taking, or helping them find a support group. We are all in this together.
Many Blessings on your personal road to recovery and enlightenment!
President, Be Trū Wellness™