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.
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How Alcohol Addiction Can Impact a Loving Relationship

Bob L., a recovering alcoholic, was married twice before getting sober and finding Alice, his wife of over 25 years. He shares some of the AA lessons he's learned on how to live and love others unselfishly.

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A Miraculous Release from Alcohol Addiction

After reading a certain Psalm over and over, he began a new life journey to overcome his addiction.

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She Conquered Her Addiction with Persistent Prayer

After being incarcerated, she turned to God and was overcome with a renewed sense of peace and strength.

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How a Divine Nudge Saved Two Lives

Two men recovering from alcohol addiction saved one another that day.

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Addiction and church

How to Respond When Addiction Comes to Church

Church should be a place of healing for those struggling with addiction.  

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Why a Man Battling Addiction Painted 2,000 Angels

After a frightening encounter with cocaine, he experienced a divine intervention that inspired him to create art.

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A man walking away from cigarettes.

How the Power of Prayer Stopped His Nicotine Addiction

As he was reading a passage about overcoming addiction the lights went out. Suddenly a curious message from above sent him into action.

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His Addiction Was in God's Hands

Her husband dealt with alcohol addiction and it was tearing their family apart. Could she save their marriage?

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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.

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A man writing a letter.

How a Letter Saved Him from Alcohol Addiction

After driving under the influence of alcohol, a message of faith propelled him to change his life around.

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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.

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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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Sports broadcaster Lauren Sisler

Lauren Sisler Opens Up About Her Parents' Addiction

The popular sports broadcaster was in denial about her family's secret — her parents were addicted to prescription pain medication.

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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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