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Watch: Mormon NFL Player Shares Brutally Honest Story of Addiction to Pain Killers, Attempted Suicide


After wondering what was the use of living, a Mormon NFL player took 180 pain pills. When he woke up later in the hospital realizing he was still alive, he said a desperate prayer to his Heavenly Father. "I started to feel the love of Heavenly Father and the joy that I had never felt before," Stanley says in a new Mormon Channel video. "From then on, my relationship with Heavenly Father was constant. I knew that I needed Him. The only way for me to find peace was in a power greater than myself."

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