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 Recovery from Addiction Inspired a Life Calling

In our deepest, darkest struggles, it's possible to find out who we are really meant to be.

A group of happy and healthy teens

Tips for Helping Teens Stay Sober

A substance abuse expert shares advice for parents on how to keep their teenagers from using alcohol and drugs.

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Ross Hauser uses the 12 steps to live sober, one day at a time.

Too Young to Be an Alcoholic?

As a teen, he drank to feel grown-up and denied he had a problem. But only through sobriety has he truly become an adult.

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A classroom of students with a close up of an empty desk and chair.

How This Teacher Helped Her Student Through Alcohol Addiction

She prayed that God would give her a student that needed what she had to give...but now she worried she was in over her head.

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Ross Hauser

How to Help a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Addiction

Ross Hauser shares from experience the addiction challenges young people face.  

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A father and son in the outdoors fishing at a pond.

Their Son's Recovery from Drug Addiction Made Them Closer

This family relied on love to stay together as God's will drew their son home.

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A father and son in an embrace.

A Father Reconciles with His Son Facing Drug Addiction

He asked the Lord for the forgiveness of their troubles after a touching reunion.

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A Waitress' Answered Prayers to Overcome Addiction

How a group of friends from Alcoholics Anonymous gave her the strength she needed.

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Jim Hinch on the Yosemite National Park trail.

The Mysterious Words That Gave Him Comfort

After reading a peculiar passage, he had one question. Was sobriety on his mother's trail of recovery?

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Singer/Songwriter Paul Overstreet at The 3rd. Annual "Mississippi GRAMMY Legacy" Celebration at Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino on May 28, 2009 in Robinsonville, Mississippi.

How God's Love Helped This Country Singer Out of Addiction

His life took a turn for the worse as he got into drugs and alcohol. But God had another a plan for him.

Melissa Dale

Turning to God Helped Her Kick Her Gambling and Drug Addictions

After landing in jail, she now leads a Celebrate Recovery ministry.

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A woman plays a slot machine

Recovering from Gambling and Other Behavioral Addictions

The 12-step recovery model can help treat behavioral addictions, too.

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Melissa Dale

The Unique Challenges Presented by a Gambling Addiction

Melissa Dale, who has been in recovery for 15 years for addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling, shares why her impulse to gambling has been the most difficult to overcome.

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A woman praying in a church pew.

She Confronted Her Drug Addiction with God's Help

After eight years of having a painkiller addiction, she found comfort at church and knew she was not alone in her journey.

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