The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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What needs to be stressed is that no one using can live their
life without the chemical. They are totally dependent on it giving them the "high" "motivation" "focus" whatever it may be.
They aren't repairing the underlying psychological, physical,
emotional trauma...they are MEDICATING. Majority of the
world lives without the medicating (you grow up and learn to
handle problems without chemicals, it's what adult humans do)
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