22 Aug Defeating drug addiction
Drug addiction, whatever the substance abused, robs those feeling entrapped of their right to a happy, progressive life, and this is an all too common problem for families in Waynesboro, as elsewhere. If you or one you love is struggling with addiction, you may find encouragement in an article titled “Defeat Drug Addiction.” The author, John Kohler, turned to drugs for solace while in his teens and felt the grip of addiction until a glimpse of his true, spiritual identity and relation to God brought freedom.
In his own words,
“When I was in my teens, I felt as if I didn’t fit in. The educational system didn’t seem to work for me, and I didn’t see any viable employment prospects on the horizon. I was generally unhappy and angry, and I felt pretty hopeless. So I looked for a way out and turned to drugs, just to feel a little better. Along with this came addiction.
“I sensed all along that there had to be something to my identity beyond what the physical senses were telling me. I just didn’t know how to tap into that, and now I had this addiction problem. It wasn’t until I was introduced to Christian Science that I found freedom. And that freedom came naturally…
“The shackles of addiction, not being from God, good, have no claim on any of us, because we are governed by the only true power–Spirit. Each one of us is a cherished spiritual idea: there are no unwanted children in divine Love. Each and every individual has an inherent worth, purpose, and opportunity from our Father-Mother God: to express Him.”
You can read or listen to John’s full article, copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society, using this link to JSH-online. It was first published in the April 4, 2016 edition of the Christian Science Sentinel.