Addiction

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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Keelie and her dog, Darla
Dogs

How a Dog and a Hopeless Addict Helped Each Other Find New Purpose

Darla was the worst dog in the prison’s program. Keelie was an addict with no future. They both needed a second chance. 

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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 and Gracie
Addiction and Recovery

Why Acceptance Is a Big Part of Recovery

In sobriety, being “cured” doesn’t play a role. But peace and serenity do.

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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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Praying through addiction
Power of Prayer

12 Scriptures to Help You Pray Through Recovery

We are all recovering from something, if not addiction. Here are some Bible verses to help.

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The Best of Author Marion Bond West
Stories of Faith

The Best of Author Marion Bond West

Read some of our favorite stories from the popular Guideposts magazine contributing editor.

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