Addiction and Recovery

Family praying

A Family’s Battle with Addiction

How one woman never lost faith despite her husband and children’s descent into drugs and alcohol

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Editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan invites you to celebrate National Recovery Month with Guideposts

Celebrate National Recovery Month with Guideposts Editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan

Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan invites you to join him in celebrating National Recovery Month with a Facebook Live event on September 12, 2018.

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'Even for those of us who have addiction in our genes, there is hope,' says Michael.

God and His Mother Inspired Michael Colyar to Get Sober

Actor and comedian Michael Colyar thought he could handle crack cocaine, but the time came when he knew he had to turn to a higher power.

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Author and Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

Celebrate National Recovery Month With Guideposts

Guideposts believes anything is possible—including recovery from addiction—and we invite you to explore our new initiatives in this area. 

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Praying for recovery

3 Ways to Pray for Someone in Recovery

Recovery is a chance to reset the dial. To re-embrace hope and change for both you and your loved one.

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A mysterious little girl holding a balloon flower.

A Mysterious Sign from God Helped Her Deal with Addiction

She thought her addiction was hopeless until she received a token from a young girl.

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Roberta Messner

5 Things I Wish People Knew About Opioid Dependency

Roberta Messner had been using prescription opioids to manage her pain for years. Here's what she learned from opioid withdrawal.

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Comedian and actor Michael Colyar

Comic Michael Colyar on How His Mother Inspired Him to Get Sober

Comedian Michael Colyar, who spent 23 years addicted to crack cocaine, shares how this mother's faith—in God and in Michael—inspired him to finally achieve sobriety.

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Making Amends: Grant and his Dad.

In Recovery for His Addiction, He Reconciled with His Father

After the childhood he had, he vowed never to talk to his father again and he almost didn’t.

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Erin and her husband, Heath. “He said my decision saved his life.”

Her Husband Was Addicted to Meth. Could She Find the Strength to Leave?

Al-Anon helped her to recognize that she was enabling her husband's destructive behavior, but did she have the resolve to leave him—even for his own good?

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A concerned father discusses her addiction with his daughter

Are You Helping or Enabling Addiction? How to Tell the Difference

A supervisor with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation explains the concept of enabling someone with a substance use disorder and why you may be hindering your loved one's recovery, not helping.

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Lisa Shaver with Pistol

A Horse Named Pistol Helped Her Heal

An incurable condition known as RSD had left her unable to do the thing she loved most in life: Ride a horse. But a quarter horse with its own health issues proved a perfect match.

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