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Opioid Addiction in Dearborn’s Muslim Community

Opioid Addiction in Dearborn’s Muslim Community


-Opioid epidemic is pretty bad
in the city of Dearborn — also, all over
the state of Michigan. -Opioid-related deaths here
in Michigan are soaring. -The counties with the highest
reported number of deaths are Wayne County… -I was shocked to realize
that the opioid epidemic had reached
the Muslim community. This is a new crisis. -In the Muslim community, people were trying
to treat addiction at home. -My parents were denying
that I had a drug problem. It was obvious that I was doing
something wrong. -Unfortunately within
our community the failure of the child is automatically taken
as failure of the family. -Drug addiction
has destroyed my family. Here, every parent’s
in denial — like, the amount of ODs
that’s been going on since 2016. -We just got a spike in calls
for narcotic overdoses, mainly in the Muslim community. We might have families tell us
it might be a diabetic issue when it 100 percent
it’s a drug overdose. -These are the last two
I will ever allow to put on my body ever again. -The biggest anger
with the issue was people pretending
it wasn’t an issue at all. -There are many Muslims
that never seek help, and then ultimately end up dying
because of the shame and guilt. ♪♪ [ Radio chatter ] [ Faint siren ] -Here. Let’s get you up,
let’s — let’s get you going. Come on. [ Man groaning ] Now, you lift, okay?
We’ll take it with us. ♪♪ ♪♪ -What’s goin’ on, guys? My name is Rabih Darwish. I’m a grateful
recovering addict. I also am a part of the SAFE
Substance Abuse Coalition. I receive about two
to 10 phone calls a day. It was very surprising to me
to find out that I wasn’t alone in the Muslim community
struggling with drug addiction, because the Muslim community did a really good job
of hiding. The opioid epidemic affected
Dearborn greatly. Crime rate went up,
the death rate went up. The guilt and the stigma has delayed a lot of people coming out, seek help. And that’s very dangerous. ♪♪ -My name is Arash,
I’m 27 years old. I’m currently recovering
from heroin and crystal meth. I started using when I was
15 years old. When I was using,
I didn’t have anxiety. I finally realized that I was
doing something wrong when I saw myself in the mirror
with track marks on my arms. My parents were denying
that I had a drug problem because it was embarrassing to
the family and it was a, uh, you know, bad look. My family viewed addiction as
the devil — and it is the devil, but it’s
a sickness at the same time. You know?
I was sick. [ Man chanting ] -My parents sent me
to Iran because they felt like
they had no more options. I was in a rehab facility there where they don’t give you
very much food, they beat people a lot,
they don’t give you medications. It was like a jail. I was very traumatized
by that experience and I did not stay
clean afterwards. It happens a lot in
the community that they send their children to
the home country. And it usually doesn’t work. ♪♪ -Last year was a terrible year. We lost about eight or nine
from this community alone. Islam prohibits
any intoxication. What led me to realize
that we have a crisis was, suddenly,
these families coming in and bringing a son or a daughter
in a totally disoriented state, and expecting me to recite
the prayer and fix things. With Middle Eastern culture, the Imam is the one
that they expect to deal with all the crises. The church
or the synagogue has a number of peripheral
institutions that work with it. This shame is something
that comes from the culture that religion plays
a role in, where daughters
want to get married, nobody would come forward. They want to get a job — probably, it has ramifications
as far as their job. In some cases families have
to literally move the city and go somewhere else
and start fresh because of one child
becoming an addict. For many years we were
somehow excluded from it. If the Caucasian society
took them 20 years to get to this,
we are starting little bit late. ♪♪ -The safe house
is a three-quarter house, it’s sober living. The only way to get
into the house is by coming
from a treatment center. Right now we have about
seven living in the house. Five of the seven are Muslim. Usually the Muslims
that are entering treatment are basically
at the end of the road. When our Arash came to us
he was going through withdrawal. -You know, got to wake up. -You really couldn’t say
much to him. He would have
one word responses. We had our work cut out for us. And I remember speaking
to Arash and I said, look, man, you’re gonna die if
you don’t really get this help. This young man
really surrendered and he did exactly
what we asked of him. He’s truly a walking miracle. [ Telephone ringing ] Christie, it’s Rabih Darwish.
How are you? I need some help. -How soon
is he gonna wanna come in? I do have
a little bit of a wait. We’re kind of full. -Okay, but as soon
as possible please. -Okay, what’s he usin’? -It’s opiates. -Call me in the morning and
we’ll see what we got for, um, Hassan, okay?
-All right, thank you. Basically I was just trying
to help Hassan get into treatment
as quickly as possible. The longer we wait, the less likely
he might go to treatment. They said you’re going
to have to wait at least 24 to 48 hours. You think you can
hold off till then? -I’ve been ready for a while. So many things held me back when I should have
never let it held me back. But there’s no excuses anymore. -Is your family being supportive
in this decision. -Not one bit. -Really?!
-Yeah. Not one bit. -Okay. You’re gonna have my
support, that’s for sure. There’s meetings here five days
a week, so we have your back. Yeah, it’s gonna be all right. ♪♪ -All right guys, notebooks. -Good morning everyone.
-Morning, Rabih. -Okay, thank you, everyone,
for coming today. And thank you for having
the willingness and courage to do this meeting. I am grateful that today
we can get together as Muslims, because about 10 years ago
when I attempted to come into recovery,
it felt very lonely. -I was addicted for so long
and my family didn’t even want
to reach out to help. And around the whole Arabic
community everybody shamed me. How do you get out of that? Addiction overall is tough
on any human being. I really believe,
in our culture, it’s so much harder — they need
to stop being ashamed and just come out
and say [foreign]. “My son needs,
my daughter needs help.” So, hopefully we’ll get there. -I’m very blessed to go
to Hajj this year. Okay, this is
my third time going to Hajj, and Arash is going to be coming.
Congratulations, man. In our program,
if you have a year more, we have a very generous
community of people that go to Hajj and that sponsor
others that go to Hajj. Hajj is a pilgrimage, it’s one
of the pillars of Islam. We visit the city of Mecca
which is the holiest site in all of Islam. For someone
in recovery to go to Hajj, it’s very powerful because
it symbolizes a sense of hope. It kind of, I feel,
solidifies one’s recovery. So about six months
of clean time for Arash, I told him that we’ll
go to Hajj. And when I said that to him,
his eyes lit up. Arash’s faith is very, very
important to him. You know what?
You earned it, man. You earned it, you know?
I’m very proud of you, man. You understand,
you come along long way. -See, I think it’s on the full
grace of God that I’m sober right now and I’m, you know, getting my
life back together because I was probably
going to die. -Three years ago Ali and I did
an intervention for Hass’s brother, and that was
our first intervention. And so now
we’re helping out Hass. I think he’s ready to go. -I’m on the way to recovery. And today we’ll be
starting my day one. It’s a 21 day program. Before I left my house today, I actually said
goodbye to my sister. She cried and hugged me.
I love her to death. I said goodbye to my mom and dad and I told ’em
how much I love them. And I told them how much
I appreciate everything they’ve ever done for me. I’m going to get through it. It happened to me. I’m not proud of it. There could be an end —
this could stop. Our community is afraid
to say something. ♪♪ -How are you?
What are you doing? -I’m at the skate park. -You’re leaving
in two days, right? -Yeah. -Wow. I’m very excited for you. -Thank you. -Are you ready? -Yeah, I’m ready. -You take care of
yourself, okay? -Okay.
-I pray for you. -All right.
-Be safe, listen… Listen to [indistinct],
what he says, you know? -Yeah. -[Foreign] I love you so much.
-Yeah, I love you too, bye-bye. -I love you, bye-bye. ♪♪ -When I found out that
that was a possibility to go to Hajj, I was really
committed to staying clean. ♪♪ We’re going to
Detroit Metropolitan Airport for my flight to Lebanon,
then to Mecca. -We’re going to miss you, Arash. You’re… You’re like
our mascot at the house. -Thank you. ♪♪ -All right…
-All right. -Be safe out there.
-I will. -Bring me back something cool.
-All right, I got you. I never imagined
I would be free from addiction. This trip is important to me
because it’s part of a new beginning,
a new life, new chapter. ♪♪ I’ve chosen to share my story
and be seen because I want people
to get help… And not be afraid
and not be embarrassed. ♪♪ ♪♪ -We can’t eat this back home
because it’s not halal. Thank you so much.
-Boom! You’re welcome, brother. -Oh, ooh-ooh! This is halal, man.
[ Laughter ] ♪♪ ♪♪ -We can’t eat this back home
because it’s not halal. So we get the opportunity
to eat it here. We got you a Big Mac and a
six-piece Chicken McNuggets. -Thank you so much.
-Boom! You’re welcome, brother. Oh, ooh-ooh! -This is halal, man.
[ Laughter ]

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  1. Best recover is Hajj MashAllah

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    My fellow American brothers and sisters, Lord be with us. –
    If governments sold Safe opiates, "yes there is a such thing", that
    were regulated by government, as long as they were cheaper – than heroin,
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    that government cooked up; that are from "3 to 5,000" times stronger
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    wrong. In order to create a safe environment for "all" with-out the
    discrimination – of any culture – is the answer – to solving the opioid
    epidemic.  God created the poppy with 20
    alkaloids, but when chemist started extracting morphine and the other separate
    alkaloids, you have a problem. The government has around 65 synthetic opioid's
    that are "schedule 1", and over 20 that are "schedule 2"
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    dealers. Most heroin dealers that push their product on the streets, are basically
    selling to pay for their own habit. If Safe opiates where cheap, then current
    addicts wouldn't have to deal heroin to pay for their habit. The government is
    the biggest drug dealer there is, and Purdue Pharma's top executives; the
    company that invented OxyContin, First lied, and said that it wasn't as
    addictive as morphine or other types of narcotic pain medications, but the side
    effects of oxycontin are the same as heroin, and within the first 4 years of
    OxyContin's release. 200,000 people that were legally prescribed had died from
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    then. They only passed "The Harrison Narcotic Tax Act in 1914", which
    only tells you one thing. The people running the government during this time
    were passing bills, left and right, and amending the constitution in order to
    increase revenue, to increase government power, and control over the economy.
    1913 is also the same year the Federal Reserve was created. Which is the
    governments BANK. Government is supposed to only regulate. How can you regulate
    something that is out-right prohibited? because obviously the current agenda by
    our policy makers aren't working. Secondly, Drugs are materials which are
    "possessed and owned", which is classified as property. Which is a
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    between individuals or groups. So, in a since, Heroin dealing – would be
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    for heroin addict, which seems to be the bias attitude in society. Their
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  3. The reason is that a lot of Muslims are doctors! So they prescribe easily if they’re friends or family

  4. This is not a Muslim community it's a SHIA community which has no association to ISLAM, please get your facts right before postinga video

  5. I'm not Muslim or Arabic but I know just how very important this is. When your coming to the point of realizing you have a problem and your not in control, it's extremely imperative to see your other peers that can relate and to heal together as a community. I hope more things like this will continue to be produced. I'm actually really grateful for the show intervention, it helped me to come to honest terms about me. This things are life saving.

  6. Addiction has nothing to do with religion. Drugs don't discriminate. I hope who ever is struggling with drugs or alcohol they get some help.

  7. Seems like he filled an opioid addiction with an eating addiction

  8. Question: Why the fuck have you let so many of these Muslims in? What grounds did they get a visa to come in?

  9. Here in the UK, the Somali community in Leicester has the same problem but they are too afraid to seek help.

  10. Addiction is a disease that can affect any person irrespective of race or religion, so whats so special about addiction in U.S. Muslim communities.

  11. TRY KRATOM!!! KRATOM WORKS!!!

  12. I grew up in Brightmoor Detroit Michigan and I'm here to let every American know that your government push this on you American people and told your Witch Doctor the lie to you all to benefit their own pocketbooks

  13. EXCEPT THEY NEVER HELP U THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO COULD SUE BIG PHARMA AND CLAIM THEY GONNA OPEN UP CLINICS TO HELP GET PPL OFF BUT THEY DONT HELP AT ALL JUST THEIR TO COLLECT 💰💴💵💷💶💳💸 AND THATS IT WELCOME TO HELL UNTIL WE TAKE BACK OUR GOVT FROM THESE WICKED TYRANNICAL GOVT OFFICALS TO THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP

  14. hate to say it but that government Black Box they have you all worship is nothing but the synagogue of Satan the heavenly father said let no man on Earth to Seaview and worship no false idols or graven images anything you make with your hands that you can put into a square that you will go into a worship that you can put writing on that you can idolize is blasphemous to the one who created you see governments worldwide make religion a thing to divide us slaves and to keep us fighting each other about whose God is better when the gods they got you all worshipping are not the one that created you and then till you slaves realize you have to throw the slave master's in prison for your life to get better I don't know about y'all but I don't like being a Slave I used to talk to Americans nice and see and I happened to be born here I had to stop talking to people nice cuz I've been telling people for 20 years that we have a corrupt corporation government that is not working for the American people we are being enslaved by our tax dollars that these government officials are stealing from us

  15. Just say no! Boy, as sad as this is? Its everyone else's turn to get bent

  16. lol thats one way to get rid of them

  17. Ud need 2 be a crackhead to follow Islam!

  18. The False Gospel of Islam is one of the reasons Muslims are getting addicted to drugs. Give your hearts to the true God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and allow Him to erase your addictions while giving you eternal life in heaven. John 3: 16.

  19. KARMAS A BITCH HUH MOOSELAMBS?!

  20. ALL THE PROPHETS WERE HIGH ON DRUGS!
    Check it out!

  21. Addiction in the Asian communities too. Addiction is colorblind. Addiction will ruin anyone.

  22. Dude in the beginning said it finally came to the Muslim community. Dude Heroin comes from the Afghan poppy fields which are the heart of Muslim community. But good old China is taking over with their "clandestine" fentanyl labs.

  23. Those are NOT muslims, this is SHIA religion….

  24. this Shia are daviated sect

  25. I actually know that guy Hassan we graduated from high school and still talk to this day !!

  26. Shia they are not Muslim… is normals they are addict to drugs

  27. Racists. It hit OUR community so we must do something. Why not before?

  28. They sell shit loads here in the UK and get young white girls hooked

  29. On Wednesday morning Nov 6th 2013 I left my hometown to seek help for opiate addiction. I have been moving forward in sobriety for 6 years 1 month and 30 days.
    2251 days.
    321 weeks 4 days.

    Keep on keepin' on!! ☮️💙

  30. Muslims ain’t even opppresessed mormon are the real oppressed people

  31. Are Jews just white Muslims?

  32. Opioid addiction in North America is not a Muslim or a Christian issue. Every family regardless race or religion is affected by this horrible drug .
    The best thing to do is put aside any kind of differences and work as one community , start talking from children to adults about the issue in schools community centers relentlessly .

  33. Alhamdulillah ❤️

  34. I personally no a lot of Muslim women ( in my family also ) who are addicted to Opioids , it’s Scary Sad & Disappointing.

  35. Good
    Islam has no place in America

  36. Those brows tho… ooF!!

  37. holy shit theese guys are pretty conservative, so to say

  38. They should be ashamed who hasn't known the dangers of opiates? You only get taught about them in 7th grade Health class. There has only been epidemic in the country for 20 years. Can't anyone learn from anyone else's mistakes?

  39. Seek Jesus Christ call upon Him and He will answer you.He will heal you body mind and soul.

  40. It's the only assimilating they do.!

  41. Opioids are a god send to tame these quranimals.

  42. Addiction is not a sickness is not a disease.
    One has no control over a sickness or a disease.
    I am tired of people using that excuse as a crutch.
    I was addicted to pills to cocaine come off of it it's not a disease and it's not a sickness.
    You will never completely get over it if you think it's a sickness

  43. mukhammed was not a pedophile, he married that cross-eyed six-year-old

  44. Vice stop dividing people on religion that's the main problem of the world now we don't need any religion anymore the heads of the religion for their selfish gains have made religion into a cult please see humans as humans#saynotoreligion

  45. Bacon is haram but heroin is halal 🤣🤣

  46. These r shia not muslims

  47. Same in the Bay Ridge muslim community unfortunately.

  48. Aka Terrorist Community.

  49. 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  50. What's that stone/plaque on his prayer mat? 2:40

  51. Damn I went to school with Hassan 🙏🏽

  52. I don’t get it opioids don’t even feel good what the hell got these guys geekin on this makes no sense to me

  53. مواظب خودت باش .stay clean bro 👊🏼

  54. *Muslims on Opioids?*

    Most non Muslim Arab Americans would not think this is happening in such a strict strict strict religion such as Islam.

    Thank you Vibe for such excellent investigative report. 🙏

  55. I worked with that guy Hassan, damn this shit crazy

  56. I want to tell you this episode is the heart felt, deep love and sincere to anyone in the family. Because God never give up loving each and everyone of us. And I want to give a million thanks for the producer who plan and execute this video. U team are angels. No words can express how thankful I m. I just pray for more brothers and sisters access to help and don't wait. Because rehab take time. One need to start and commit to the journey, it will build inner strength for long long time. God bless all

  57. Kratom is a plant that helps people to quit drugs and it has also a pain killing effect. It saved many lifes

  58. Zero f😁cks given

  59. It's kinda weird how they are addicted to drugs but can't eat something from McDonald's cus it's not halal.🤔🤔🤔

  60. Man these people need to get shipped back home trump2020 baby get out we dont want you or your toxic backwords culture

  61. donald trump should just disappear and usa would be divided.

  62. addiction don't care about race or religion Im from Iraq and my city has meth addiction crisis

  63. How’s believing in Allah going for your people? 😂😂😂

  64. Don’t use drugs. Simple

  65. This is a message for all the parents of opiate addicts. You need to watch the interview with Johan Hare on the Joe Rogan Experience. Seriously this guy knows what to do to in order for you to help your loved ones. America & The War On Drugs is so wrong. How is it the the pharmaceutical companies that make the opiate based drugs are the same companies that make Narcan the drug that counteracts the opiates reversing overdose? I hope someone out there reads this, watches that interview & spreads the word, I live in NZ & drug addicts here are treated with kindness, love & respect, all health care is free, rehab is free, counseling is free, medication that's free too!

  66. Blame Shame Guilt = Mental Prison

  67. Muslims have no business in Christian America.

  68. I really find it comical people discussing opioid epidemic‘s I was a Child in the city of Detroit during the crack era and they’re only response was “just say no” or shoot first and ask questions later or lock them up.

    Lost one of my best friends in the third grade when he was chased home by two crackheads and was hit by a car I must say I don’t really give a shit interesting to watch though

  69. Your so-called blessed Prophet prohibits intoxicants such as alcohol and drugs not to mention an actual drug / alcohol dependency. Evidently the followers of that orthodoxy are not as pious as they often claim.

  70. Lol send a bunch of heroin heads to the middle east not a trigger at all

  71. Why is this supposed to be so surprising? Addiction doesn't discriminate. It effects all races, ethnicities, religion (or lack of religion), genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic statuses, etc. I guess some communities talk about it less than others but if you know anything at all about addiction, it shouldn't be a surprise that addiction can occur anywhere.

  72. I just want to mention that if you struggle with addiction & you feel like AA or NA isn't working for you? There other community based support groups out there & you can attend more than one thing:
    1)LifeRing Secular Recovery (an abstinence based secular meeting)
    2) SMART Recovery- based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy
    3) Refuge Recovery- based on the principles of Buddhism
    4) Women for Sobriety- is an all female group which focuses on rebuilding self esteem & remaining abstinent from drugs/alcohol
    5) Secular Organization for Sobriety- (which is what I attend) is similar to the LifeRing model of recovery. The meetings tend to be reasonably small which I appreciated. I found it easier to open up there. It is a secular meeting but people of all helief systems are welcome. I have almost 5 years clean and I give a lot of the credit to SOS.
    6)Soberistas- is an online recovery group which is great option if you struggle with social anxiety or if you live in the middle of nowhere. There are a bunch of other online groups. This is just the one I'm familiar with.
    7) Soberocity (is a mix of the in person and online meetings)
    8) She Recovers (includes meetings, retreats, & coaching for women to help kick addictive behaviors)
    9) Celebrate Recovery- is a Christianity specific recovery group.
    10) "Christians in Recovery" is a similar Christian recovery group but unlike Celebrate Recovery which uses the 12 steps, Christians in Recovery publishes a number of unique books & workbooks.
    11) There may also be non-affiliated group therapy meetings in your area. You can speak to your therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist if you are interested in this and they can probably steer you in the right direction. Or the SAMHSA hotline may be able to help. 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

  73. It's same in UK Germany etc Allah help us

  74. Keep up the good work Michigan.

  75. You see, not so perfect and pure after all are they. Bloody hypocrites.

  76. They should cut their head off. It is written that alcohol and drug is forbidden in islam.

  77. this is new for the muslim community??! no its not its u lot selling it!!!!!

  78. @4:10 Pray for the adict. Knowing that someone cares will help in their recovery. Then refer the addict to a program that helps them stop using drugs. Medication, counselling and spirituality will help an addict get healthy and stay clean.

  79. Homies brows are on fleek

  80. Anno yeah without the support of my wonderful family well my mam & dad, my sister & antys, uncles can go fuck them selfs I probably wouldn't be here, Muslim parents if you read this from someone who has been their your children need your support

  81. 10:50 That Arash when he found out he was going to Mecca he was committed to stay clean WTF that's the wrong reason

  82. I live in Westland Michigan smh this is crazy.

  83. Start by understanding, the universe is not a religion.

  84. Much love im still battling addiction and it must be so much harder for these guys. so much respect.

  85. either opioids will take down terrorists or gov agencies will

  86. No matter what god you pray to, we're all human.

  87. Kratom has saved many lives from opioid/opiate addiction!!

  88. 200% up from 2016, this is misleading . how many od in 2016 give number of deaths. I am British Muslim and this all sounds like dog shit.

  89. One day hopefully heroin and morphine will be legal and regulated ʾIn shāʾ Allāh. I have been a responsible opiophile for over a decade now. Having access to pharmacy grade dia-morphine would save so so many lives. That fent is just so much cheaper then dope (so much less euphoric tho) and an addict is gonna get high by any means. I consider myself lucky that I have the willpower to stay a once sometimes twice a week recreational enthusiast. It gets easier and easier with age tho.

  90. My prayers to the Muslim community from a Christian. This is a universal problem and the devil is attacking all of us not just Christians.

  91. It seems in the US everything is segregated according to ethnicity, culture and religion? Americans have no common ground and common values?

  92. Gods common grace is openly given to all, but salvation comes from Jesus and Him alone. God bless these young men on their continued recovery.

  93. do they serves pork in MC'D ? particularly US mcds..

  94. That’s not a Muslim community that’s a Shia community which are non Muslims by the consensus of the majority

  95. @3:33 IRAN ?
    really? its full of addicts too !

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