It is thirteen years since Christian Science found me in...

It is thirteen years since Christian Science found me in my extremity. From earliest childhood my life was singularly unhappy and unfortunate. According to the medical profession I had inherited a nasal trouble which prevented me from breathing through my nose, and in addition subjected me to frequent colds and bronchial catarrh. Operations were performed without success; rather were the symptoms thereby aggravated. Eventually a doctor prescribed a solution containing a considerable percentage of cocaine as a means of affording temporary relief, which I was told to use only on occasions of great distress. For two years I used this remedy, at first as prescribed, but the habit of resorting to and relying upon this drug for relief grew until the effect of the drug became noticeable to my relatives. Every effort was then made to induce me to break away from it, but without success. Each effort and condemnation served only to accentuate the craving.

To counteract the effects of the drug I was driven to stimulants in large quantities; and to obtain sleep I used veronal and morphia. For fourteen years this awful habit of drug-taking held me. I could get no work; I lost all my friends; and I was a physical and moral wreck. The doctors who were called in pronounced my case hopeless. During all this torturing period I was struggling, and praying as earnestly as I knew how, that God would help me to overcome this cruel and relentless taskmaster. But no answer seemed vouchsafed, until finally the healing and saving power of Christian Science came to me. It is with an overwhelming sense of gratitude that I am able to testify to having now, and for several years, been healed of the drug and alcohol habits.

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