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Testimonies of Healing

Freed from addictions

From the April 2019 issue of The Christian Science Journal

After graduating from college with a degree in education, I didn’t seek a teaching position or apply what I’d learned. For two years I was jobless because I spent my time hanging out with friends and relatives and going to social functions and drinking. Sometimes I didn’t come home for several days. This lifestyle seemed so satisfying.

Although I had started going to a Christian Science Sunday School in college, when I started drinking I rarely went to classes.

One day, it occurred to me to apply to the local police academy. I was accepted, despite my drinking, and after graduating from training, I joined the police force. But about two years later I started to gamble, and my drinking habit worsened. Sometimes I neglected my police work. Pleasure in matter was paramount to me at that time, and I didn’t place much importance on my duties. 

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