Originally Posted by Mynder
The trouble with pills is, they numb everything, not just the bad bits. For some people, this allows them to tone things down to a more manageable level, and then sort things out.
The goal shouldn't normally be to stay in that place though, but to really work with yourself and be able to get back off the meds at some point.
I've witnessed, and actually done this myself for a short spell - where the person just settles for that numb no-feeling state, or they become addicted to feeling-less-ness. It's possible. Humans can be addicted to anything. That's why I say "purity" is a viral memetic injected into society by religious institutions to stunt personal development.
I'm just saying.