[Fourty years ago the pharmacology instructor opened his discussion on the opioids with the statement: "In every society with an organized religion, morphine has been banned. Because once you have morphine, you don't need God!" He may have been on to something because in 1941 Americans didn't have much to ease their emotional distress, to give them a little rest and respite from reality other than alcohol and maybe some peyote from the native Indians. So when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor one December morning, hordes of young men flocked to their local military recruiters, lining up for blocks around their locations, to volunteer for military service. In 2001, after the events of 9/11, with a plethora of chemicals readily available to ease people's emotional pain, blur their thought processes, and alter their perception of reality, people burned candle in Central Park instead. Seven years later they elected as president an unknown, with suspected Muslim affiliations, who promised to surrender to the enemy that had recentlty attacked them as expeditiously as possible. "In War; Resolution: In Defeat; Defiance" - Winston Churchill, who later added that any nation that could not, or would not, abide by those terms wouldn't have to worry about their freedom either, for they were sure to lose it. But today its "Don't worry! Be Happy!", just take your pill and forgeddaboudid.] "The Salt Lake City woman who allegedly broke her husband's legs while chasing him with her SUV and crashing into an office building says an anti-anxiety drug is to blame for her actions. In a dramatic and public incident, all captured on surveillance video, Brenda White, 36, allegedly chased her husband, Jon White, through a parking garage in her Ford Explorer, plowed into a Salt Lake County office building and then crashed the vehicle into him. "This SUV just drove into our building," a caller told a 911 dispatcher April 26, 2006. "[The driver is] chasing some guy down. The car is all the way inside the building. [The driver] went through, going like 70 miles an hour." At the time, Jon White was dodging his estranged wife, with whom he was in the middle of what police describe as an "ugly divorce." In the end, he needed 63 stitches over his legs, arms and face. Brenda was arrested and charged with attempted murder. She was later released on $500,000 bail. Taking the witness stand Thursday in her own defense, Brenda White told the court that she had taken a handful of Xanax before heading to the Woodland Towers office building, and had heard her husband on his phone in the parking garage telling someone else that he loved her, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. A witness said in an interview, "We heard a crashing sound. And a guy came running by with an SUV following right behind him." After Brenda White allegedly crashed into the Woodland Towers building, her husband's legs were broken. She told the court Thursday that the last thing she remembers is hearing her husband on the phone and, after that, being inside an office building,..." Xanax Defense: Utah Woman Who Allegedly Mowed Down Husband With SUV Claims Drug Led to Attack - Yahoo!