stories of addicts

No Longer Gambling with My Life
Author: Joseph Cohen

A seemingly harmless game of cards in high school led to a long-term gambling addiction…

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Rebel with a Cause

A young man wonders if his life of dropping out and drugs has left him totally without hope…

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Nothing to Fear
Author: Karol Joseph

One area that always got the best of Karol was food, which had become an addiction and obsession.

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Finding Freedom in a Prison Cell
Author: Martin Friedman

Introduction by Larry Dubin, branch leader for Jews for Jesus in Washington, D.C.

It was a hot and humid Mid-Atlantic August day when the letter from a local detention center arrived. Often I am unable to provide the kind of assistance requested in such letters. But after reading Martin Friedman’s words, I decided to meet with the chaplain of the detention center.

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The Defense Rests
Author: Bruce Nahin

I was sitting in Destiny II, an L.A. nightclub just around the corner from where I lived. Though it was a hotspot at night, during the day it was quiet. I often went there during the day to study for the bar exam. There was a comfy couch, and sometimes the janitor brought me coffee….

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If You Ever Need a Savior . . .
Author: Art Bernstein

Having witnessed Jesus’ power to answer prayer and change lives, I have concluded that he is who he claims—the Jewish Messiah who provided the atoning sacrifice for sin—and that his promises to those believing him are real.

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