Addiction and Recovery

A portrait of Norman Ray Graves.

Music Helped Him Overcome Drug Addiction

He went to a substance treatment center that had a special place for him in the choir. Finding God through song made him realize he was never lost.

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The Reverend Pablo Diaz

R2Q: Rev. Pablo Diaz on Hope and Recovery

The Reverend Pablo Diaz addresses addiction, its effect on communities and the role hope can play in overcoming it.

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Overcoming Denial in Coping with Addiction

A specialist in addiction medicine shares ways that the challenges presented by denial can be overcome.

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Sports broadcaster Lauren Sisler

Lauren Sisler Opens Up About Her Parents' Addiction

The popular sports broadcaster was in denial about her family's secret — her parents were addicted to prescription pain medication.

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Her Teenage Daughter Needed Love and Forgiveness

By having faith in herself and in God, she started to have the relationship she always wanted with her daughter who faced addiction.

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A mother and daughter driving in her new car.

A Mother's Gift to Her Daughter

After her daughter finished rehab, she wanted to commemorate the occasion and also learned an important lesson.

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A close up on a car race track as brilliant sunlight pours through.

How an Addict Started the Great American Race

In towns and cities across North America, communities turn out to cheer this annual event.

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Former MMA fighter Jacob Leckich

How Surrender Helped an MMA Fighter Conquer Addiction

Former MMA fighter Jacob Leckich explains how his fighting career led to him becoming addicted to pain medications and how he came to realize that only a true surrender to faith would allow him to conquer his addiction.

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A young man struggles during a recovery support group session

Surrender: The Key to Recovery

Giving up the fight against addiction might be the best approach.

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Former MMA fighter Jacob Leckich

How This MMA Fighter Recovered from Addiction

His hard-partying life had brought him to the end of his rope, but could God love, accept and forgive someone like him?

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A father walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

An Addict Embraces God's Forgiveness

He realized the life he left behind included family, acceptance and most importantly—love.

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A soldier in fatigues plays a guitar

Sharing the Gift of Music with Soldiers Overseas

Steve Baker sorely missed playing his guitar while serving in Vietnam, so he jumped at the chance to send instruments to the troops in Iraq.

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