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Although I was lovingly raised in Christian Science...

From the March 1988 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Although I was lovingly raised in Christian Science by my spiritually dedicated parents, my adherence to Science was rather sporadic. I turned to Christian Science to resolve an inharmonious marriage and difficult business problems, but for years I drifted in and out of any serious study of these teachings.

While employed in film production and traveling worldwide, I began to practice personal habits not in accord with the teachings of Christian Science. I developed a serious problem with alcohol, eventually drinking to excess three or four times a week. At first it had little effect on my business and personal life because I drank so secretly that no one was aware of my addiction.

I could stop drinking for a month or two through human willpower, but I always returned to the habit. I became more and more depressed; my business suffered, and most of my social life and friendships were unfulfilling. I felt I could not discuss this problem with any one, as I was ashamed of the control alcohol seemed to have over me. The seeds of Christian Science had been planted when I was a child, however, and I attempted, in my own way, to understand and practice this Science.

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