Addiction and Recovery

Finding Serenity: Lori didn't have to pretend she was in control anymore.

How She Relinquished Control of Her Pain and Her Addiction to God

It started with a bad back. It ended with addiction and a moment of truth.

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His Drug Addiction Left Him in Poverty Until He Encountered This Woman

The lingering scent of roses and her quiet strength stayed with him.

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This Business Owner Gives Recovering Addicts a Second Chance

Industrial steel processing is a tough business, but George Vorel doesn't hesitate to hire recovering addicts. Here's why.

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Addiction in the Workplace: How Employers Can Help

The Chief External Affairs Officer of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers guidance on dealing with employees who may be active or recovering addicts.

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Woman Hiking Appalachian Trail to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Heather Starbuck hopes to honor her late fiancé by hiking the 2,200 mile long trail.

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Lindsay Day-Walker sitting against a colorful mural on a brick wall.

Her Boyfriend's Addiction Made Her Feel Helpless, These Strangers Lifted Her Spirit

 After finding out her boyfriend was addicted to drugs, she felt lost and abandoned until she met these considerate strangers.

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George Vorel (center) with some of his employees

This Owner of a Steel Company Succeeds by Giving Addicts a Second Chance

The founder and owner of an industrial steel processing company in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, shares how his own daughter's struggles with addiction inspired him to change his hiring process to give recovering addicts a chance at a decent job with a working wage.

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A Doctor's Perspective on Opioid Addiction

A physician discusses the function of opioids, how the increase in their use came about and how physical dependence on, and addiction to, these painkillers can be overcome.

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Linda Maher

How She Overcame Opioid Addiction

Hospitalized after a serious car accident, she had to face withdrawal from the painkillers she was prescribed

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Faith as a Bridge to Healing

Hope for overcoming the overwhelming stresses of life, including grief and addiction

Linda Maher talks about withdrawal from opioid pain medication

Faith Fueled Her Recovery from Opioid Addiction

Hospitalized after a serious car accident, she had to face withdrawal from the painkillers she was prescribed.

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Addiction—No One Is Beyond Hope

Through the grace of God, recovery is available to everyone.

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Veteran alcohol and drug counselor, Mary Spaulding dispels common misconceptions about addiction.

5 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

This longtime alcohol and drug counselor sheds new light on some widespread substance abuse myths.

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He Didn't Fit the Stereotype of An Addict

He is the son of renowned journalist Bill Moyers, and was a successful journalist himself, but he had to face the facts of his own addiction to recover.

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