Recovery

Everyone suffers, whether it's from illness, emotional distress, or addiction. Recovery is the place of healing where you can come back to a state of wholeness.
A little girl looking up into the sunlight on a warm, Autumn day.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Path to Sobriety Started with One Look

She saw herself in the eyes of a little girl.

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A black and white portrait of a senior veteran in a park.
Addiction and Recovery

A Chance Encounter Kept Him Sober

For 30 years he had tried to drink away his memories of Vietnam. But there was only one thing he didn’t want to forget.

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Working at Starbucks taught Vin about a life of service.
Addiction and Recovery

Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker’s Journey to Sobriety

How a job at Starbucks became a stepping stone toward his recovery from alcohol addiction.

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A Bible study group holding hands as a Bible rests in the center of the table.
Addiction and Recovery

Bible Study Fellowship: The Cure for Her Addiction

Thanks to a Bible study and a little green journal she was able to confide to God about her addiction.

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. December 2016
Addiction and Recovery

A New York Christmas with Family

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief found strength in his family during the holidays even though his sobriety was still fragile.

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Guideposts Senior Editor Jim Hinch
Addiction and Recovery

A Reason for Hope: Stories of Recovery

Senior Editor Jim Hinch looks back at our year-long series on addiction and shares what he learned from overseeing it.

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A mother talking to her teenage son during the holidays.
Addiction and Recovery

The Power of Truth Saved Her Son from Drugs

She couldn’t bring herself to confront her son about his drug use and it nearly cost him his life.

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A grandfather and her adult granddaughter.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Loving Grandpa Saved Her From Addiction

How her grandfather guided her to change her life for the better.

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A family celebrates Christmas
Addiction and Recovery

Setting Limits for a Sober Christmas

A recovery coach offers advice for the holiday season to those who have loved ones who struggle with substance misuse.

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Father and son in serious front porch conversation.
Addiction and Recovery

4 Tips to Help Protect Your Kids from Drugs and Alcohol

Practical advice from the medical director at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Youth Continuum

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