Addiction and Recovery

Recovery from addiction is a major undertaking and a gift you give yourself, your family, and your community. While recovery can be a long and arduous process, it is so gratifying when you can confidently say your addiction is well-managed and no longer in control of your life. Share addiction stories to inspire others to take their first steps toward recovery.
Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

Overcoming Addiction

In today’s opioid crisis and beyond, a voice of hope that calls to every addict and the people who love them

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Best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein

A Conversation with Gabrielle Bernstein

In this series of videos, New York Times bestselling author and motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein discusses miracles, divine guidance, and healing from addiction.

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Jan Rader, fire chief in Huntington, West Virginia

A Fire Chief Remains Hopeful in the Fight Against Her City's Opioid Epidemic

Jan Rader, fire chief in Huntington, West Virginia, the town known as the "Overdose Capital of America," relies on faith and prayer to remain positive in the face of the opioid epidemic that has ravaged her town and the country.

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Dave hopes his story inspires other addicts to recovery.

Addicted to Opioids, This Pastor Found Honesty Was the Path to Recovery

After years of lying to himself and others about his opioid abuse, he learned that telling the truth about his addiction was the first step toward reclaiming his life.

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Dave Beddoes hopes his story inspires other addicts to recovery.

Dave Beddoe on Shining a Light on Opioid Addiction

A pastor who saw his life thrown into turmoil due to his addiction to painkillers discusses the role that honesty plays in recovery and the importance of making amends.

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An artist's rendering of Indiana Jones gazing down from the edge of a cliff

How 'Indiana Jones' Helped to Preserve Her Sobriety

A month into her sobriety, she was experiencing a craving for alcohol she feared she couldn't overcome—until a forgotten scene from an action movie pulled her through.

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Matthew West Gets Personal On 'All In'

Matthew West Gets Personal On 'All In'

The GRAMMY-nominated singer's latest album touches on his family, his personal walk with God, and how recovering addicts inspired him to write more music. 

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Comfort Food Diaries

How Cooking Comfort Food Helped Her Heal

Emily Nunn was reeling from her brother’s suicide and her relapse into alcoholism. She found hope in the kitchen.

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Jan Rader, fire chief of Huntington, West Virginia

Faith Fuels This Fire Chief's Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

The fire chief in the West Virginia town known as the "Overdose Capital of America" on why she remains hopeful in the face of her city's—and the country's—health crisis.

Edward Grinnan, editor-in-chief of Guideposts

First and Last: Edward Grinnan on Moving from Hopeless to Hopeful

Edward Grinnan, Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief and author of The Promise of Hope, recalls his first drink and his last and discusses the difference sobriety has made in his life.

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Lynne’s proud of Ben’s progress; today he’s a mentor to recovering addicts and finishing college.

A Mother Learns to Turn Her Addict Son Over to God

He was kicked out of a sober-living home. Could she believe him when he said he was finally ready to give up drugs?

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Jeff Bauman with Jake Gyllenhaal at a Boston Red Sox game

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor on the Story behind 'Stronger'

Jeff Bauman shares his story of recovery and hope following the tragedy and how he felt seeing his life played out on screen. 

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Doug at Caron’s Pennsylvania campus

Getting Arrested Saved His Life: A Tale of Sobriety and Grace

He was the CEO of a respected addiction treatment program, but his own life was spinning out of control until a DUI arrest shone a spotlight on his drinking problem.

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