Addiction

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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Bob L. and his wife, Alice
Addiction and Recovery

How Recovery from Alcohol Addiction Impacts Relationships

Bob L., a recovering alcoholic, was married twice before getting sober and finding Alice, his wife of over 25 years. He shares some of what he's learned about how sobriety can positively impact relationships.

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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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A man writing a letter.
Addiction and Recovery

How a Letter Saved Him from Alcohol Addiction

After driving under the influence of alcohol, a message of faith propelled him to change his life around.

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A man walking on a path of light in the woods.
Addiction and Recovery

A Miraculous Release from Alcohol Addiction

After reading a certain Psalm over and over, he began a new life journey to overcome his addiction.

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