The fact is recreational drugs are rarely as bad as they're made out to be and psychiatric drugs are generally much more dangerous than anyone who is given them are ever told...psycho active drugs are psycho active drugs...and we live in a drug culture...so that both classes, recreational and prescribed are used far more often than is safe or sound.
This documentary film is a great intro to how pharma works for people who are not otherwise affected by its deviousness. This film documents what is an attempt to make EVERY woman feel like she is not enough and therefore needs a drug. This is done via disease mongering -- the creation of disease where there may not be one at all. It's something that happens in all of "medicine" for the express purpose of selling pharmaceuticals. It's rampant in psychiatry.