I attended a Christian Science Sunday School when I was a boy...

I attended a Christian Science Sunday School when I was a boy, but by the time I was in the eighth grade I had stopped attending Sunday School because of my lack of understanding of what they were trying to teach me.

Although I remembered some of the truths learned in Christian Science, I began experimenting with drugs at the age of seventeen. A few weeks after my twentieth birthday I was found under the influence of drugs, arrested, and taken to the hospital where I spent eight days under protective custody, and then was released on bail. I had been using drugs steadily for three years, and was convicted for possession of drugs and being under the influence of drugs.

At this point I was forced to stop and think if drugs were really what I wanted—maybe because this was the first time I had been in the hospital since the day I was born. I came to the conclusion that drugs were not what I wanted.

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March 17, 1973

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