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Christian Science treatment: The remedy for addiction

From the September 17, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


At an interfaith panel discussion in the town of Nashua in my home state of New Hampshire, I was struck by something said by Kelly Ayotte, then a United States senator from New Hampshire: “Faith communities have an important role” in the battle against drug addiction that government can’t fill (“Nashua church offers spiritual response to drug crisis,” The Telegraph , May 28, 2016).   Her recognition of the unselfish work being done in faith communities to heal addiction and provide practical care for those afflicted came at a time when New Hampshire had one of the highest death rates from opioid overdoses in the United States.