Freedom from Chronic Pain, by Wendy Margolese

Wendy Margolese, a colleague and writer, who focuses on the relationship between thought, spirituality and health, talks about the alarming epidemic- addiction to prescription drugs- now reported in her country and other countries throughout the world.  This form of opioid drug addiction has also become a serious problem in the United States. Wendy shares her spiritual insight and the personal journey of one who turned to God and was completely healed of addiction through prayer.  She acknowledges that a spiritual approach (a belief in God’s goodness and love) may be the infallible remedy for opioid addiction that the world is yearning for – it’s worth a look!

freedom from chronic painThe Hippocratic oath taken by doctors avows to ‘first do no harm’. And many of them go way beyond that – taking great lengths to pursue ways for their patients to experience better health. But Canadian doctors are in a quandary. Recently, opioid prescriptions for chronic pain have led to unintended consequences – a national epidemic due to the addictive nature of prescription painkillers.

Scientists have long struggled to make sense of the human tendency toward addiction with the latest research seeking a source in genetics. Throughout the course of human history, addiction – in any form – is a false attraction to something that clouds the moral bedrock underlying life.

Yet, since the early 20th century, a number of programs have developed around the idea of helping dependent individuals gain a greater sense of inner self-worth. These programs encourage their members to reshape their thinking in order to discover – or rediscover – that moral bedrock, i.e. their relationship to the Divine, God. And, these programs have shown some success in helping addicts turn the tide on their struggle.

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: