Is Drug Dealing a Religious Right?
Drug dealing, say some, is a religious right. Others adamantly disagree. One Rastafarian minister claims that he’s the doing the world a service by honoring his own religious rights by peddling pot to locals. The parolee had a medical marijuana card when he was picked up with 161 grams of pot, a digital scale, 45 plastic bags, and nearly a grand in cash in 2011.
His claim was that his business was a subsidiary of his church. He also noted that he smoked a good majority of his profit. If he avoids prison time, he say he’s going to run for Governor of California. His lofty claims are contingent on the chance that he avoids a felony.
Delusion Under the Guise of Religion
Drug addicts like the Rastafarian minister go to great lengths to justify their addiction. They come up with outlandish claims as to why they can’t change and what makes them do the things that they do. They’re so used to abusing themselves that they don’t realize that they are hurting the people around them.
Drug dealers enable drug addicts to continue on a downward spiral. They enable your family member’s addiction by making drugs easily accessible at all hours of the day and night. They do it because it’s easy money, because many abuse drugs themselves, they see nothing wrong with it.
Treatment Options That Treat Addicts with Respect
People become addicted to drugs for different reasons. They rationalize their addiction in a number of different ways. Some justify their wrongdoing by making light of their behavior. A Rastafarian minister has no more right to deal drugs than anyone else. In fact, it seems counter to the claim of most religions to bolster the family, given that drug use and abuse has been shown time and again to do nothing damage familial connections.
Drug rehabilitation services deal with the underlying causes of addiction. They help your family member come to terms with her drug problem. Treatment programs like Orchid Recovery Center give women a safe place to get clean. The trained professionals teach your loved one how to swap bad habits for good habits while working through underlying trauma.
Here at Orchid, we offer:
- Individualized care based on your family member’s needs
- Ongoing support
- Group therapy which prepares the patient for social situations
- Counseling to deal with depression and other issues behind drug addiction
- Confidentiality and a safe place to detox
Get Your Loved One the Help She Needs So Desperately
Make no more excuses for your loved one. Contact us today to learn more about treatment options. Your family member deserves the opportunity to get clean. Be the voice of reason in her life and contact us today.