Drugs—It’s All About the Money!
Drug dealers cause so much suffering and despair. They feed the habits of addicts who are trapped with the uncontrollable cravings of addiction. They create new drug habits in those who are not informed about the terrible dangers of illicit drugs. They do it solely for the money—an income from the devastation of a life. They may see the horrors they cause, but push off the guilt when they hold cash in their hands.
A drug dealer can make over $800,000 a year, selling to individual users. The best customer to have is a wealthy professional who is a hard-core addict because they always pay. Other dealers only sell in bulk to dealers lower on the totem pole, and they make a little less. No matter the level of the dealer, it is obvious the money is good—but at what cost? Some who become aware of the havoc they cause in addicted lives want to change. The realization of the destroyed lives they have caused finally comes to haunt them.
An ex-drug dealer was interviewed and talks about how it is all about the money. He went from selling drugs and being addicted to living a sober life.
He says, “It’s all about the money. I got into the drug biz because the money was good. I justified whatever I had to do to get the money. God made weed and cocaine, and it’s my job to move it. Sooner or later though, I figured out that I’m killing all my friends.
“If I front somebody a little bit of dope and he don't have the money—what am I going to do? Let him go? No, I’m comin’ to collect! Then I figured out when he leaves town with his wife and kids, I’m responsible for that. That’s when the game starts to change. When I realize—you know what? I’m not such a good guy. So the place that I went to in order to balance the scales was Narconon.”
At Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs around the world, addiction is addressed with a combination of nutrition, a thorough detox and life-skills training. Each recovering addict is assisted and guided through the process of rebuilding his or her life, repairing damaged relationships, and preparing to take a place among those living sober, productive lives.