Its an interesting theory. However, while I cannot endorse all forms of recovery..they are in fact forms of recovery. Also NONE of them, build a reliance on GOD. In fact, when I got clean..my higher power was my Grandmother, a person I drew great strength from as a child.
The second step is a common misconception and ultimately leads to a great misunderstanding and in some cases I am sure relapse.
If one takes the time to comprehend the steps, Step 2 is much more about understanding that you do not make the correct decisions and turning your will over to something larger than your self that can help you do so. It does not have to be God..or for that matter Mohammad. It has to be something that while you are weak (in your first days before a sponsor) you can turn to for some strength. Thats it.
Many do turn to religion, however much later and I might add that most successful addicts ( with years and years of clean time) do have some sort of organization they rely on for support. To Most of them it is a church, but they learn keeping busy and involvement keeps their minds off even the most random thoughts of using. Being surrounded by the right people is much better than being surrounded by non-supportive people or worse yet, alone.
It is a little more complicated than we chose or we lean. It is a disease, an illness. To get better, we try to help others and stay with people that will support our recovery. As an addict with double digits of clean years who works with dozens of addicts that use and some that also have clean time, try to understand your topic first, please.
When you write an article, from a certain perspective, try not to be judgmental. Also give research or at least a reason why you feel the way you do. What have you observed that makes you feel how you feel? Please are willing to listen to your opinion if you have some sort of reason for it.
Religion and addiction are two separate things. Your piece is confusing to me, are you for or against religion? Do you feel it has some impact on the addict or in people in general?
Your opening paragraph setting the tone, is about religion, but your closing argument is about the religion of drug abuse. Which is ridiculous. You provide no basis to substantiate such a theory, but a interesting opinion, nonetheless.
You wrote this very well, but you showed great bias. Try next time to write something you in which your apathy wont show as much.