Addiction and Recovery

Edward Grinnan

The Journey of Recovery: Making Peace with the Past

In a Jesus Calling podcast, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan makes a discovery.

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How a Fond Memory of Her Son Sustained Her

Drug addiction took her son. But a chance encounter with another child reminded her to open her eyes to God’s many miracles.

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Heather Henry and her son Tim;  photo by Jim Graham

How an Art Class Gave This Worried Mom Hope

She feared her son would never overcome his drug addiction—until she received divine assurance.

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An illustration of an angel hovering over a watermelon; Illustration by Sarah Wilkins

A Lone Watermelon Reminded Her to Let Go and Let God

After attending Al-Anon meetings, she realized that she was enabling her son’s narcotics addiction.

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Edward Grinnan on finding a career

How ‘Just a Job’ Turned into a Career and a Relationship with God

With a life in shambles, one mysterious moment changes everything.

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Carol Weis; photo by Katye Martens Brier

A Recovering Alcoholic Feared Her Daughter Might Repeat Her Mistakes

How could she prevent her teenage daughter from turning to alcohol?

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How ‘Interoceptive Awareness’ Can Help Your Body Relax

Research shows we benefit simply by having an accurate understanding of our mind, body and feelings. 

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Edward and Gracie

Why Acceptance Is a Big Part of Recovery

In sobriety, being “cured” doesn’t play a role. But peace and serenity do.

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Edward Grinnan

Free from Guideposts: A Daily Devotions Booklet on Recovery

Whether you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, this collection of 60 devotionals offers a message of hope and inspiration.

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How She Helped a Pastor Struggling with Alcohol Addiction

She healed from the sadness of her father’s alcoholism by befriending a clergyman years later.

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Jocelynn James Edmonds with friend and father figure, Terrell Potter; photo by Michael A. Schwarz

She Donated a Kidney to the Cop Who Arrested Her

After years of drug abuse, she finally got sober. But she had no idea what God had in store for her.

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5 Signs from Beyond from Her Late Son

After her son passed, these mysterious experiences showed that their love could never be broken.

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A woman finding comfort in a Serenity Shawl; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: A Much-Needed Hug

This addiction recovery community sends comforting, blessed shawls to those in need.

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An artist's rendering of sewing materials; Illustration by Miyuki Sakai

Her Care Packages Comforted These Vietnam Veterans on Valentine’s Day

A Vietnam vet struggling with addiction was inspired by a simple gift of sewing kits.

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