Addiction

Today Show new anchor Craig Melvin; video by Larsen & Talbert
Addiction and Recovery

Craig Melvin: How His Father Was Changed by Sobriety

The Today Show news anchor shares what a difference it made in the life of his family when his father confronted and overcame his alcohol and gambling addictions.

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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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Edward Grinnan
Addiction and Recovery

The Journey of Recovery: Making Peace with the Past

In a Jesus Calling podcast, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan makes a discovery.

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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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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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