Addiction and Recovery

Rickie Van Shelton performing, Chicago, Illinois, August 2, 1988.

How This Country Music Singer Overcame Alcohol Addiction

Ricky Van Shelton recalls how God released him from addiction and gave him self-respect.

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Dana with some of her staff. 'We're like family,' she says.

How Dana Smith's Diner Supports the Recovery Community

Dana Smith, who has been sober since 2007, shares how she came to open D's Friendly Diner, where nearly all the employees are in recovery.

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Two women reading the Bible at a Bible study group gathering.

How Divine Intervention Guided Her Out of Drug Addiction

By overcoming addiction and violence, she set out to start her own ministry dedicated to helping the incarcerated.

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A man in shadow walking in a tunnel towards the exit.

The Mysterious Messages That Helped Him Stay Sober

This recovering alcoholic describes three inexplicable events that saved his life.

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Owning up to a mistake

The Healing Power of Owning Our Mistakes

Taking responsibility for our actions requires courage and honesty—and leads to peace.

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Bob L. and his wife, Alice

How Recovery from Alcohol Addiction Impacts Relationships

Bob L., a recovering alcoholic, was married twice before getting sober and finding Alice, his wife of over 25 years. He shares some of what he's learned about how sobriety can positively impact relationships.

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An addiciton counseling session

Healing Relationships in Recovery

An expert in addiction treatment explores the impact the disease has on relationships.

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AA helped Bob (here with his wife, Alice) learn to love unselfishly.

How Gratitude Helped Him Stay Sober

Despite a terminal cancer diagnosis, he feels blessed.

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A man writing a letter.

How a Letter Saved Him from Alcohol Addiction

After driving under the influence of alcohol, a message of faith propelled him to change his life around.

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A man walking on a path of light in the woods.

A Miraculous Release from Alcohol Addiction

After reading a certain Psalm over and over, he began a new life journey to overcome his addiction.

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A jailbird flies out of its birdcage.

She Conquered Her Addiction with Persistent Prayer

After being incarcerated, she turned to God and was overcome with a renewed sense of peace and strength.

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How a Divine Nudge Saved Two Lives

How a Divine Nudge Saved Two Lives

Two men recovering from alcohol addiction saved one another that day.

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