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.
Pastor Matt Hall hikes the Appalachian Trail; video by Michael A. Schwarz
Addiction and Recovery

How the Great Outdoors Helped a Pastor on His Sobriety Journey

United Methodist pastor Matt Hall shares how a summer ministering to hikers along the Appalachian Trail influenced his recovery from drug addiction.

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Heather Henry and her son Tim;  photo by Jim Graham
Stories of Hope

How an Art Class Gave This Worried Mom Hope

She feared her son would never overcome his drug addictionuntil she received divine assurance.

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

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
Inspiring Stories

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
Addiction and Recovery

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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Practicing mindfulness
Addiction and Recovery

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 Grinnan, Guideposts Editor in Chief
Inspiring Stories

Guideposts Readers: Our Biggest Blessing and Inspiration

How your outpouring of care and support helps us make the world a better place through hope, faith and prayer.

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Edward Grinnan
Addiction and Recovery

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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A steaming coffee cup; Illustration by Traci Daberko
Angels

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

Someone Cares: A Much-Needed Hug

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

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