Addiction

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Addiction and Recovery

Woman Hiking Appalachian Trail to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Heather Starbuck hopes to honor her late fiancé by hiking the 2,200 mile long trail.

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George Vorel (center) with some of his employees
Addiction and Recovery

This Owner of a Steel Company Succeeds by Giving Addicts a Second Chance

The founder and owner of an industrial steel processing company in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, shares how his own daughter's struggles with addiction inspired him to change his hiring process to give recovering addicts a chance at a decent job with a working wage.

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Addiction and Recovery

A Doctor's Perspective on Opioid Addiction

A physician discusses the function of opioids, how the increase in their use came about and how physical dependence on, and addiction to, these painkillers can be overcome.

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Inspiring Stories

Inspiring Stories from People Like Us

Some true stories of faith in action told by real people like you.

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Linda Maher
Addiction and Recovery

How She Overcame Opioid Addiction

Hospitalized after a serious car accident, she had to face withdrawal from the painkillers she was prescribed

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Linda Maher talks about withdrawal from opioid pain medication
Addiction and Recovery

Faith Fueled Her Recovery from Opioid Addiction

Hospitalized after a serious car accident, she had to face withdrawal from the painkillers she was prescribed.

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Addiction and Recovery

Addiction—No One Is Beyond Hope

Through the grace of God, recovery is available to everyone.

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Veteran alcohol and drug counselor, Mary Spaulding dispels common misconceptions about addiction.
Addiction and Recovery

5 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

This longtime alcohol and drug counselor sheds new light on some widespread substance abuse myths.

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Addiction and Recovery

He Didn't Fit the Stereotype of An Addict

He is the son of renowned journalist Bill Moyers, and was a successful journalist himself, but he had to face the facts of his own addiction to recover.

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Temptation
Addiction and Recovery

What to Do When You Face Temptation

When faced with an itch, there's a benefit to waiting it out rather than scratching it. 

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