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Out of the darkness of addiction

From the August 11, 2014 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

This article is adapted from a Sentinel “News of Healing” podcast, “… and the darkness did not overcome it,” on It was also published as a Web Original on July 7, 2014.

On and off, for over 18 years, I struggled with addictions to alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, crack cocaine, and cocaine used intravenously. Drugs were my solution for everything.