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.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in his office
Addiction and Recovery

How Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Interprets the 12 Steps

Dr. Peale shares tips on how you can apply the 12 Steps to daily life in this classic story from Guideposts magazine. 

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A sobriety support group
Addiction and Recovery

Community Can Be Key to Sobriety

The cofounder of a sober living facility explains why the support of others is so important. 

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Dana Smith, proprietor of D's Friendly Diner
Addiction and Recovery

Her Customers Helped This Waitress Stay Sober

The supportive community also encouraged her to open her own restaurant.

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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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