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.
Rickie Van Shelton performing, Chicago, Illinois, August 2, 1988.
Addiction and Recovery

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.
Addiction and Recovery

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.
Addiction and Recovery

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.
Addiction and Recovery

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
Life Advice

The Healing Power of Owning Our Mistakes

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

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An addiciton counseling session
Addiction and Recovery

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.
Addiction and Recovery

How Gratitude Helped Him Stay Sober

Despite a terminal cancer diagnosis, he feels blessed.

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A man writing a letter.
Addiction and Recovery

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.
Addiction and Recovery

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.
Addiction and Recovery

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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