Heath Ledger, star of “Brokeback Mountain”, died February 2008 of a prescription cocktail of anti-anxiety medications, pain killers and an antihistamine. ABC News states, “According to the medical examiner’s office, Ledger took “prescribed therapeutic doses … or less” of each medication he ingested…” The cocktail consisted of:
Oxycodone – Pain Medication
Hydrocodone – Pain Medication
Diazepam (Valium) – Anti-Anxiety Medication
Alprazolam (Xanax and Niravam) – Anti-Anxiety Medication
Doxylamine – Antihistamine
Heath is just another product of this country’s psychiatric medication failures. When one is on such drugs one cannot think straight enough to judge what they should or should not take. As such, Heath ingested medications together that were lethal. When will we learn that anti-anxiety medications and the like are not the answer. There are so many alternatives out there. People just have to look. If a life means anything to anyone, we need to stop putting these toxic medication into our bodies. Why does our government even allow it?
Below you will find the side effects and withdrawal symptoms of the anti-anxiety medications, links to watch the FOX NEWS video on Ledger and at home program for tapering off Alprazolam (Xanax and Niravam) and Doxylamine (Valium). Read the rest of this entry »