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.
Author and Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan
Addiction and Recovery

Celebrate National Recovery Month With Guideposts

Guideposts believes anything is possible—including recovery from addiction—and we invite you to explore our new initiatives in this area. 

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A mysterious little girl holding a balloon flower.
Addiction and Recovery

A Mysterious Sign from God Helped Her Deal with Addiction

She thought her addiction was hopeless until she received a token from a young girl.

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Roberta Messner
Addiction and Recovery

5 Things I Wish People Knew About Opioid Dependency

Roberta Messner had been using prescription opioids to manage her pain for years. Here's what she learned from opioid withdrawal.

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Spiritual Remedies: Bible-Based Tips for Addiction
Bible Resources

Spiritual Remedies: Bible-Based Tips for Addiction

Ty'Ann Brown shares a few spiritual remedies for those battling addiction.

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Comedian and actor Michael Colyar
Addiction and Recovery

Comic Michael Colyar on How His Mother Inspired Him to Get Sober

Comedian Michael Colyar, who spent 23 years addicted to crack cocaine, shares how this mother's faith—in God and in Michael—inspired him to finally achieve sobriety.

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Making Amends: Grant and his Dad.
Addiction and Recovery

In Recovery for His Addiction, He Reconciled with His Father

After the childhood he had, he vowed never to talk to his father again and he almost didn’t.

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A concerned father discusses her addiction with his daughter
Addiction and Recovery

Are You Helping or Enabling Addiction? How to Tell the Difference

A supervisor with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation explains the concept of enabling someone with a substance use disorder and why you may be hindering your loved one's recovery, not helping.

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Erin and her husband, Heath. “He said my decision saved his life.”
Addiction and Recovery

Her Husband Was Addicted to Meth. Could She Find the Strength to Leave?

Al-Anon helped her to recognize that she was enabling her husband's destructive behavior, but did she have the resolve to leave him—even for his own good?

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Debbie at home. "My days are happier and more peaceful now."
Addiction and Recovery

She Followed God's Voice to Battle Addiction

For years this opera singer's brilliance hid her darker side.

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Erin and Heath now have two children, Rylan and Lily
Addiction and Recovery

Married to a Meth Addict, She Had Difficult Choices to Make

Listen as Erin Leonhardt shares how she came to understand that she couldn't "fix" her husband's meth addiction, that in trying to help him, she was actually enabling him.

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