How Falun Dafa Saved My Alcoholic Son
(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. After I listened to the lectures and began practicing the exercises, all my illnesses disappeared. Falun Dafa even saved my alcoholic son, making us a happy family once again.
Tribulations of Alcohol Addiction
My 40-year-old son had been drinking for 20 years. From an occasional glass, he began to drink three, and it went downhill from there. He would stay drunk anywhere from three days to a couple of weeks. He would refuse all food in his drunken state and continue to drink until he threw up and couldn't drink anymore. His body would rebel from all the alcohol he had consumed, causing unbearably painful muscle spasms.
During these episodes, his father and I would help alleviate his suffering and distract him from his pain by pounding on his chest and back. We would keep this up over the course of a few days, both day and night. With every pause in our ministrations, our son would writhe in pain, shouting, “Help me! Save me!” After more than 10 days, the worst of his symptoms would be over, leaving him pale-faced, sunken-eyed, and reed thin.
After each episode, he would announce his determination to quit. Yet this was easier said than done. Withdrawal symptoms, including irritability, insomnia, and unprovoked anger would surface, and within 2 days he would start drinking again.
Seeking Help from Falun Dafa
Finally, our son experienced the worst withdrawal episode yet. Powerful and agonizing convulsions wracked his body for three days and nights. We were forced to call a doctor to medicate him. However, our son’s battered body was unable to assimilate the drug, causing his stomach to painfully cramp.
Seeing him curled up in a fetal position and convulsing in extreme pain, we quickly stopped the intravenous medication. However, my son remained in pain, crying, “Mom, save me! Mom, save me!”
I replied, “Son, I cannot save you, only Falun Dafa can. Only Master can save you. Sincerely ask Master to help you! Shout, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!'”
In the past, my son didn't believe what I said when I told him to say, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” This time, his suffering was just too severe. Perhaps he knew his situation was hopeless, so he silently began to say, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
After repeating them just a few times, his pain was started to let up. He exclaimed, “Mom it's working, it's working.” I replied, “My son, Master has chosen to take care of you. Listen to Master’s lecture and you will be helped."
My son agreed and began to listen to Master’s lecture in Jinan. He calmed down as the pain slowly receded. By the fifth lecture, his symptoms of alcohol withdrawal had vanished.
This was how my son was cured of his alcoholism. From then on, he refused to touch another drop. Compassionate, revered Master saved my son!
Even my husband, a non-practitioner, exclaimed, “We could have avoided all this if we had sought Master’s help and practiced Falun Gong earlier."
Relatives and friends were amazed by how our son stopped drinking. Our neighbor said, “I almost died trying to quit drinking!” My husband’s colleague told us how his family had sent him to a mental hospital before he was able to quit drinking. All were astounded by the power of Falun Dafa!
Chinese society is now in chaos, moral values are in decline, and addiction to alcohol remains rampant. Families have been torn apart, and many alcoholics have drunk themselves into an early grave. My son was saved from this fate and cured of his alcoholism by reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”