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.

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.

Andrea Freidenthaler with grandson Devon

She Learned to Let Go and Let God Help Her Addicted Grandson

Both her adult son and his son, whom she adopted, struggled with substance abuse. Was her approach to parenting in some way enabling?

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teens from different racial backgrounds gardening together, smiling

At-Risk Teens Grow Hope in Community Garden

Here's how Project L.I.F.T.'s inspiring after school program helps these teens prepare for a better future.

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Elizabeth, ABC "20/20" news anchor and cover star of the October 2016 Guideposts, in her office

Elizabeth Vargas: How Prayer Helped Her Overcome Anxiety, Addiction

For years the ABC "20/20" news anchor suffered secretly. Prayer gave her the strength to deal with her own struggles—and to help others in recovery.

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Elizabeth Vargas, anchor for ABC's 20/20, shares her story of overcoming anxiety and addition in the October 2016 issue of Guideposts

Elizabeth Vargas: The Blessings of the Sober Life

Watch as ABC News 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas discusses her battle with addiction and anxiety.

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A man struggles to resist drinking a glass of alcohol that rests in front of him

Find Resources for Those Coping with Addiction

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction—and their families and friends are affected too. Here's how you can seek information, guidance and assistance.

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Pastor Jay Haizlip on Preachers of L.A. Flashy Co-Stars Addiction and Tattoos

Addiction, Recovery, and Christian Tattoos on 'Preachers of L.A.'

Pastor Jay Haizlip, one of the stars of the reality TV show, tackles everything from his difficult past to his flashy co-stars.

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Guideposts: Singer Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole: Who I Am

The loss of her father, beloved singer and pianist Nat "King" Cole, haunted this Grammy-winning singer for 19 years until she was forced to make a life-or-death decision.

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Sobriety Ride: Spencer Nee bikes for hope

Journey to Sobriety: One Man Rides for Hope

Spencer Nee is riding 4,000 miles across the country in order to give hope to people with addictions. 

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Man reaching the end of the mountain hiking trail

12-Step Sayings for Everyone

These sayings associated with 12-step programs offer hope--whether or not you are recovering from an addiction.

Danny Simmons is now sober and inspired to create acclaimed works of art

My Moment of Truth in Rehab

Life is about choices. Artist Danny Simmons didn’t realize the choice he would have to make.

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Debbie at peace at home

A Singular Voice

This diva’s brilliance hid her darker side, but a divine message brought her into the light.

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During her son’s battle with drugs, Sharron read Jeremiah 30 and 31 every day.

A Year Without

It wasn’t until she gave up sweets that she understood her son’s struggle with addiction.

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Guideposts: Country music legend Glen Campbell

Guideposts Classics: Glen Campbell on God's Grace

In this story from October 1994, music legend Glen Campbell and his wife discuss how faith and prayer saved their marriage—and his life.

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