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 angel cherub figurine with small, violet flowers.
Addiction and Recovery

An Angel Helped Her Through Alcoholism

Her alcohol addiction was out of control until she found hope from a special angel on the mantelpiece.

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Gerry Sowards recounts his journey to sobriety
Addiction and Recovery

One Man's Journey to Sobriety

Gerry Sowards' substance-abuse issues had brought him to the end of his rope, so far down he that he was planning his suicide. But with newfound faith, a stint in rehab and the help of friends, he's been sober for three years, and he assures us that anyone in his position can do the same.

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A slice of strawberry cheesecake on a wooden platter.
Addiction and Recovery

A Slice of Cheesecake Gave Her Hope

A cheesecake wrapper resembling an angel gave her the strength she needed for her daughter's addiction.

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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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