The myriads of those seeking relief from the curse of ...

New York Sun

The myriads of those seeking relief from the curse of alcoholism need go no farther than to the nearest Christian Science practitioner. Faith is not even necessary, beyond the amount required to ask the practitioner for help. It seems pitiful that this fact should not be widely known.

I am a member of an orthodox church and have never joined the ranks of the Christian Scientists, but for several years I have known of wonderful cures made by these earnest and spiritual people. There has never yet, to my knowledge, been a case of alcoholism not permanently cured when the person has asked in the proper spirit for help, and has at the same time tried to assist the Scientist by an ordinary amount of self-control.

The desire to reform must be there, and if then the subject will put himself unreservedly in the hands of the Scientist the appetite will disappear. There will be a moral regeneration, a physical betterment, and life will put on a new aspect. To those who say they have no faith in it I will urge that no faith is required beyond the amount necessary to make one seek a practitioner.

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