Don't be fooled. You don't need what they are telling you to buy. Desire and attachment can be the cause of great suffering. The people who run large corporations truly understand this concept. They create desire, create suffering, and sell relief. However the relief is only momentary and soon you'll be back on the streets looking for your next fix.
There has been a lot of talk about the opioid crisis recently. While it's nice that the problem is finally getting some attention, I am worried that it will soon turn into another Reagan/Bush style War On Drugs. Trump and his administration seem to be addressing the problem by encouraging arrests and getting tough on crime. But the criminals are not street pushers or addicts, they are the corporations that manufacture and market these dangerous drugs. None of this is going to get any better unless we hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for their actions. We can start by demanding that these companies fund treatment centers for people addicted to opioids.