Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

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God's Grace

Her Phone Call Saved Her Brother's Life

She'd given up on her brother, who had battled alcoholism for years, but a voice compelled her to try again.

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A diverse happy family having dinner.
Addiction and Recovery

His Addiction Was in God's Hands

Her husband dealt with alcohol addiction and it was tearing their family apart. Could she save their marriage?

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ESPN broadcaster Lauren Sisler
Addiction and Recovery

ESPN's Lauren Sisler on Facing the Truth About Her Parents' Deaths

In our exclusive video, the ESPN broadcaster shares how acknowledging her parents’ addictions allowed her to come to terms with their deaths.

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Sports broadcaster Lauren Sisler
Addiction and Recovery

Lauren Sisler Opens Up About Her Parents' Addiction

The popular sports broadcaster was in denial about her family's secret — her parents were addicted to prescription pain medication.

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A portrait of a mother and daughter embracing each other.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Teenage Daughter Needed Love and Forgiveness

By having faith in herself and in God, she started to have the relationship she always wanted with her daughter who faced addiction.

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A mother and daughter driving in her new car.
Addiction and Recovery

A Mother's Gift to Her Daughter

After her daughter finished rehab, she wanted to commemorate the occasion and also learned an important lesson.

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Wanda and Don Hockenberry
Addiction and Recovery

She Asked God for Help with Her Husband's Addiction

He was a devoted father and a good husband, but she couldn’t keep his addiction secret any longer.

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In AA, Gerry found there were people who actually wanted to help him.
Addiction and Recovery

How He Found the Strength to Get Help for His Addiction

He was ready to give up, but a letter from his grandmother and a friend's invitation helped him start over again.

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A troubled student at the back of the classroom.
Addiction and Recovery

How a Teacher Saved Her Student from Addiction

At the back of her classroom, she saw the struggles that her pupil was facing. But what could she do?

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Christy Johnson
Addiction and Recovery

How a Vision Helped Her Forgive Her Opioid-Addicted Ex

His addiction led to the death of their child. The anger and grief consumed her—until she got a clear message from God

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