Addiction and Recovery

Mother and daughter hugging

Keeping Kids Clean: Advice for Parents

An expert from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers tips on how parents can help keep their children happy, healthy—and safe.

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Martin Kihn's Path to Personal Growth

Martin Kihn's Path to Personal Growth

One man, his dog, and their road to recovery. 

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A black and white portrait of a senior veteran in a park.

A Chance Encounter Kept Him Sober

For 30 years he had tried to drink away his memories of Vietnam. But there was only one thing he didn’t want to forget.

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Working at Starbucks taught Vin about a life of service.

Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker’s Journey to Sobriety

How a job at Starbucks became a stepping stone toward his recovery from alcohol addiction.

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A father looking at his teenage daughter dearly.

This Father Found Hope and Help for His Daughter Battling Addiction

He realized that she was in God's hands and that there was one thing he could do: love his daughter.

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A convict reads a book in his jail cell.

An Incarcerated Man's Answered Prayer to End His Drug Addiction

He was sent to solitary confinement with only a Bible.  He could not have guessed what would happen next.

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Bible Study Fellowship: The Cure for Her Addiction

Thanks to a Bible study and a little green journal she was able to confide to God about her addiction.

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Lois and Bill Wilson

Why the Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder's Wife Founded Al-Anon

How Bill Wilson's wife, Lois, came to understand the far-reaching effects of alcoholism

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Author and former NBA All-Star Vin Baker

An Excerpt from Vin Baker's 'God and Starbucks'

In this excerpt from his memoir, former NBA star Vin Baker shares how his faith fueled his journey through addiction into recovery.

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. December 2016

A New York Christmas with Family

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief found strength in his family during the holidays even though his sobriety was still fragile.

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Guideposts Senior Editor Jim Hinch

A Reason for Hope: Stories of Recovery

Senior Editor Jim Hinch looks back at our year-long series on addiction and shares what he learned from overseeing it.

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Michael (left) and his business partner, Steven Cook, at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia

Having Overcome Addiction, This Acclaimed Chef Gives Back to Others

His love for Israeli food and his faith in a higher power helped this James Beard Award recipient reclaim his life.

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