“I heard Wiccans use drugs,” Sandy said.
“Yes and no,” I replied.
True, many Wiccans use wine in our the Cakes and Wine ceremony. Alcohol is a drug.
Not all Wiccans use alcohol in the Cakes and Wine ceremony. Some substitute grape juice or another fruit juice. Some completely abstain from all drugs like alcohol and caffeine. Yes, even some teas are off the list.
We can’t throw all Wiccans into any rigid category. Some use other natural drugs to combat ailments such as depression symptoms, arthritis, and other sources of pain. Some imbibe marijuana, for example.
It is truly up to the individual practitioner to choose what may help for medical reasons or improved quality of life.
I know some Wiccans who aim to stay away from manufactured, pharmaceutical drugs. Some Wiccans choose to imbibe natural drugs like caffeine, alcohol or marijuana.
Many Wiccans live in states where marijuana use is illegal, and they abide by local laws. They do not break the rules of the place they live in.
I take medications that help me with an occasional migraine headache and for working with my depression symptoms. I do consult my doctor and monitor the effects of the drugs. Yes, do consult a physician about the use or non-use of drugs.
I invite you to pay close attention to how you do or do not use drugs. What results are you getting? What might you want to change for the better?
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2 thoughts on “Wiccans and Drugs”
Hi, I find it challenging to be open about using medication. Although I have reduced my medication by half, because I chose to, I see a lot of judgement around this issue. I’ve had very severe chronic pain for 20yrs. I am managing it the very best I can. As is everyone with ANY medical condition. Not sure why we feel we must judge others so harshly. I also am a herbalist and use herbs and supplements, and did for many yrs prior to medication use. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to to live a full, quality filled life. My wish is for more acceptance for those , who through no fault of their own must either on a regular basis, or from time to time rely on medications in order to function At Their best. Blessings!
Yes, I have heard judgments about using nontraditional medicine. But I have asthma and I NEED my inhalers as well as my antidepressants. I also need other prescribed medications to live a more fulfilling life. For me it can be a life or death situation.
Sometimes, some people can’t understand because they are not personally dealing with issues as another person is. It makes it hard.
Thank you for your comment and providing more details for this conversation.