Sorry, but the term “miracle drug” is an oxymoron when it comes to treating drug addiction. Drugs, including methadone, suboxone, ibogaine, LSD and other such garbage, are incompatible with miracles, and thus ‘miracle’ shouldn’t be in the same sentence as ‘drug’, as miracles only occur in the absence of drugs. I hate to burst your bubble, but based on the nature of miracles, that is just the truth as we know it. But don’t worry because this is great news!
Why, Charlie? How could that possibly be great news?!
Because if we are forced to look at ourselves scathingly, become accountable, put our spiritual growth above all else, and give everything that we have within us towards changing, maturing, serving, recovering and becoming other-centered, then we are FAR better people than the sober addict who remains lost in self-absorption and depression, unable to stop thinking about himself and his feelings for but a moment. Sober addicts are still drowning in the spiritual poisons of self-seeking, selfishness, dishonesty and fear. They are empty and without purpose.
As I’ve said before, drugs and alcohol are truly the least of our problems. Achieving physical sobriety is about .01% of the ballgame. As the Big Book teaches us, “We feel that elimination of our drinking is but a beginning. A much more important demonstration of our principles lies before us in our respective homes, occupations and affairs.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p.19)
So please, have a look at this older post, Ways of Telling if Your Addict is Recovered, which is brief, and answer these questions for yourself or for your addict. If you get any “no’s”, than you shouldn’t trust anything an addict says or does. We are by far the most manipulative people on earth. In fact, the way in which we can lie and deceive could be considered brilliant if it wasn’t so destructive, and is certainly on par with the just about everyone in the current administration, the congress, the senate, the media, the federal reserve, and their criminal primary dealers.
At any rate, according to the primary search result on google, a miracle refers to “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of divine agency.” Taken as such, it isn’t possible for drugs to have any hand in producing a miracle, as miracles are reserved for the work of God. Inducing changes with a drug is an act of self-will whereas miracles are performed by God and God alone.
So to state the obvious, when it comes to addiction and a loss of power, drugs and drug use of any sort have nothing to do with God or His will. Does this not make sense?
God, please show me Your will for me and give me the power to carry it out…