Most gay men I have known use prescription drugs...
It's true. I'm talking about antidepressants. That said, I'm sure there are even more heterosexual Americans who use anti-depressants. And you bet your life, I think they are over-prescribed - much like antibiotics have been.
I know someone who has been weaning himself off anti-depressants for the past several months. It is frightening. Over the years doctors added on new drugs to what he was already taking. A doctor once told me, "We never take away, we just add to make it work better." I hope he was kidding, but I'm not so sure.
We go in for a cold and come out with a prescription for antibiotics.
We go in because we've been sad that we are not as good looking as Bradley Cooper, and come out with Zoloft.
We go in because we get really anxious that something bad might happen, or someone is dissing us in their private emails, and we leave with Alprazolam - take 3 times a day as needed.
We can't fall asleep right away so we go in and get a prescription for Trazodone.
We go in because we're worried about - everything, and if you were a vice-president like my friend - you left with Valium.
Damn! I could never get that one.
Anyway. Be really careful about your drug-use-dependence. Anti-depressants can be abused to help people feel good about themselves.
Have a holly-jolly Christmas! Drink!
"Every time a bell rings another angel gets his wings."