Looking back 100 years


Most of us were not around 100 years ago… but it is very interesting how things have changed in our country over the last 100 years …

100 years ago, our country was in what is now known as our “Prohibitionist Period ”

1913 was the first Federal Income Tax

1914 The Harrison Narcotic Act was passed and opiate addiction was determined to be a CRIME – creating a huge black market for opiates & MJ

1920 The 18th Amendment was passed that started alcohol prohibition – which created a huge black market for alcohol – which was repealed in 1933 with the 21st Amendment.

1920  The 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote

1929  The first modern group health insurance plan was formed.

100 years ago… the average life expectancy was in the mid-late 50’s.. there were no antibiotics… no vaccines… no Medicare…. no Medicaid

There is been much progress over the last 100 yrs in regards to the health and healthcare of those in our society… with seemingly the exception of those with mental health issues particularly those with addictive personalities… for those people.. our healthcare seems to still be working on the collective mindset of 100 yrs ago.. and of course… all those hundreds of millions of chronic pain pts that are being denied care because of our society’s early 20th century mindset about opiates..


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