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.
ESPN broadcaster Lauren Sisler

ESPN's Lauren Sisler on Facing the Truth About Her Parents' Deaths

In our exclusive video, the ESPN broadcaster shares how acknowledging her parents’ addictions allowed her to come to terms with their deaths.

The Reverend Pablo Diaz

R2Q: Rev. Pablo Diaz on Hope and Recovery

The Reverend Pablo Diaz addresses addiction, its effect on communities and the role hope can play in overcoming it.

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A portrait of a mother and daughter embracing each other.

Her Teenage Daughter Needed Love and Forgiveness

By having faith in herself and in God, she started to have the relationship she always wanted with her daughter who faced addiction.

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A mother and daughter driving in her new car.

A Mother's Gift to Her Daughter

After her daughter finished rehab, she wanted to commemorate the occasion and also learned an important lesson.

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A close up on a car race track as brilliant sunlight pours through.

How an Addict Started the Great American Race

In towns and cities across North America, communities turn out to cheer this annual event.

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Former MMA fighter Jacob Leckich

How Surrender Helped an MMA Fighter Conquer Addiction

Former MMA fighter Jacob Leckich explains how his fighting career led to him becoming addicted to pain medications and how he came to realize that only a true surrender to faith would allow him to conquer his addiction.

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A young man struggles during a recovery support group session

Surrender: The Key to Recovery

Giving up the fight against addiction might be the best approach.

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Former MMA fighter Jacob Leckich

How This MMA Fighter Recovered from Addiction

His hard-partying life had brought him to the end of his rope, but could God love, accept and forgive someone like him?

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A father walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

An Addict Embraces God's Forgiveness

He realized the life he left behind included family, acceptance and most importantly—love.

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A portrait of Norman Ray Graves.

Music Helped Him Overcome Drug Addiction

He went to a substance treatment center that had a special place for him in the choir. Finding God through song made him realize he was never lost.

Bill skiing on the slopes.

How the 12-Step Program Gave Him Strength in an Avalanche

He’d survived Vietnam, then years of drug and alcohol addiction before getting sober. But could he survive this?

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Wanda and Don Hockenberry

She Asked God for Help with Her Husband's Addiction

He was a devoted father and a good husband, but she couldn’t keep his addiction secret any longer.

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A lone feather in the sky.

The Winged Companion That Guarded Her Life

A peculiar incident gave her hope during her struggles with alcohol and drug addiction.

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In AA, Gerry found there were people who actually wanted to help him.

How He Found the Strength to Get Help for His Addiction

He was ready to give up, but a letter from his grandmother and a friend's invitation helped him start over again.

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