Addiction and Recovery

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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Debbie at home. "My days are happier and more peaceful now."

She Followed God's Voice to Battle Addiction

For years this opera singer's brilliance hid her darker side.

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Erin and Heath now have two children, Rylan and Lily

Married to a Meth Addict, She Had Difficult Choices to Make

Listen as Erin Leonhardt shares how she came to understand that she couldn't "fix" her husband's meth addiction, that in trying to help him, she was actually enabling him.

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Finding Serenity: Lori didn't have to pretend she was in control anymore.

How She Relinquished Control of Her Pain and Her Addiction to God

It started with a bad back. It ended with addiction and a moment of truth.

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Woman at Brooklyn Bridge

Faith as a Bridge to Healing

Hope for overcoming the overwhelming stresses of life, including grief and addiction

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An illustration depicting a shirtless man enveloped with roses.

His Drug Addiction Left Him in Poverty Until He Encountered This Woman

The lingering scent of roses and her quiet strength stayed with him.

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George started Envirosafe with his son, Mike

This Business Owner Gives People Recovering from Addiction a Second Chance

Industrial steel processing is a tough business, but George Vorel doesn't hesitate to hire recovering addicts. Here's why.

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A worried woman in the workplace

Addiction in the Workplace: How Employers Can Help

The Chief External Affairs Officer of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers guidance on dealing with employees who may be active or recovering addicts.

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a woman hiking the Appalachian Trail, Getty Images

Woman Hiking Appalachian Trail to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Heather Starbuck hopes to honor her late fiancé by hiking the 2,200 mile long trail.

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Lindsay Day-Walker sitting against a colorful mural on a brick wall.

Her Boyfriend's Addiction Made Her Feel Helpless, These Strangers Lifted Her Spirit

 After finding out her boyfriend was addicted to drugs, she felt lost and abandoned until she met these considerate strangers.

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George Vorel (center) with some of his employees

This Owner of a Steel Company Succeeds by Giving Addicts a Second Chance

The founder and owner of an industrial steel processing company in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, shares how his own daughter's struggles with addiction inspired him to change his hiring process to give recovering addicts a chance at a decent job with a working wage.

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A doctor consults with a patient

A Doctor's Perspective on Opioid Addiction

A physician discusses the function of opioids, how the increase in their use came about and how physical dependence on, and addiction to, these painkillers can be overcome.

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