Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

Deborah Beddoe
Addiction and Recovery

Would Her Husband’s New Job Cause Him to Relapse?

She worried that her husband’s return to the ministry would put his sobriety at risk. A prayer program helped her give up control and learn to trust.

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Deborah Beddoe
Addiction and Recovery

A Pastor's Wife on Loving Her Husband Through His Recovery

Deborah Beddoe shares how she came to understand that her fears and insecurities were not all the fault of her husband's addiction to prescription drugs.

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Suzanne, Molly Nora and Emmet spending time in their kitchen.
Addiction and Recovery

How Her Sobriety Changed the Family Christmas

After years of drinking, this mom of 3 learned to live in recovery and approach Christmas in a new way.

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Ross Hauser uses the 12 steps to live sober, one day at a time.
Addiction and Recovery

Too Young to Be an Alcoholic?

As a teen, he drank to feel grown-up and denied he had a problem. But only through sobriety has he truly become an adult.

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Ross Hauser
Addiction and Recovery

How to Help a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Addiction

Ross Hauser shares from experience the addiction challenges young people face.  

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A father and son in the outdoors fishing at a pond.
Addiction and Recovery

Their Son's Recovery from Drug Addiction Made Them Closer

This family relied on love to stay together as God's will drew their son home.

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A father and son in an embrace.
Addiction and Recovery

A Father Reconciles with His Son Facing Drug Addiction

He asked the Lord for the forgiveness of their troubles after a touching reunion.

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Jim Hinch on the Yosemite National Park trail.
Addiction and Recovery

The Mysterious Words That Gave Him Comfort

After reading a peculiar passage, he had one question. Was sobriety on his mother's trail of recovery?

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Photograph by Scott Jones
Addiction and Recovery

Jazz Benefit Concert to Honor Susan Salomone

The Drug Crisis in Our Backyard co-founder will be recognized for her work with families struggling with addiction.

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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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