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.
A mother talking to her teenage son during the holidays.

The Power of Truth Saved Her Son from Drugs

She couldn’t bring herself to confront her son about his drug use and it nearly cost him his life.

Joanna and her mother prepare a sober haven for the holidays.

A Frank Conversation Helped Her Family Reclaim Christmas

How do you deal with addicted family members at the holidays? Learn how this mother and daughter set boundaries

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A family celebrates Christmas

Setting Limits for a Sober Christmas

A recovery coach offers advice for the holiday season to those who have loved ones who struggle with substance misuse.

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Sliced banana bread loaf with walnuts and cinnamon on wooden board.

A Mother's Answered Prayer for Her Son's Recovery

She had always leaned on her faith. But when it came to her drug-addicted son her faith did not feel enough.

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Father and son in serious front porch conversation.

4 Tips to Help Protect Your Kids from Drugs and Alcohol

Practical advice from the medical director at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Youth Continuum

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Dr. Thomas Andrew in his days as New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner

Why This Former Pathologist Is Going to Seminary

He witnessed the opioid epidemic, but the memory of a Boy Scout leader led him to a new path.

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An artist's rendering of a woman in distress surrounded by praying hands

The Prayers of Others Saw Her Through Opioid Withdrawal

In the throes of flagrant opioid withdrawal, she was beginning to despair, but the prayers of friends and strangers lifted her up.

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A man holding a Bible in his hand.

This Personal Bible Inspired His Brother's Road to Recovery

Taking this special Bible to rehab was a source of strength and support for him.

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Celebrate Recovery with Guideposts and Resolve2Quit

Celebrate Recovery with Guideposts and Resolve2Quit

September is Celebrate Recovery Month. Join Guideposts and R2Q for a special Facebook Live event on September 12 at noon ET.

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A grandfather and her adult granddaughter.

Her Loving Grandpa Saved Her From Addiction

How her grandfather guided her to change her life for the better.

Susan Salomone, photo credit: M. Turton

She Turned Her Grief for Her Son’s Addiction into Hope for Her Community

Susan Salomone’s non-profit is helping families fight addiction.

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Ty'Ann Brown shares spiritual tips for those in recovery due to issues with addiction.

Spiritual Help for Those Dealing with Addiction

Ty'Ann Brown shares spiritual tips for those who are beginning the journey to recovery from addiction. 

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Carolyn at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church today; (right) the church after the bombing in 1963.

The Power of Forgiveness Was Stronger Than Her Addiction

She learned that God's love was there for her in the midst of her troubles.

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Join Guideposts for Celebrate Recovery Day

You're invited to a Facebook Live event celebrating people in recovery from addiction and their loved ones on September 12 at noon ET. See how Guideposts supports those in recovery.

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