Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

A slice of strawberry cheesecake on a wooden platter.
Addiction and Recovery

A Slice of Cheesecake Gave Her Hope

A cheesecake wrapper resembling an angel gave her the strength she needed for her daughter's addiction.

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How a Police Veteran's Faith Helped a Victim He Knew
Addiction and Recovery

How a Police Veteran's Faith Helped a Victim He Knew

This vice officer wasn’t going to give up until he found the girl he used to babysit 

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Susan Salomone and husband, Steve
Addiction and Recovery

Addiction Claimed Her Son's Life, But Not His Story

Susan Salomone uses what happened to her son to help end the stigma associated with addiction

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Julie and laid-back, loyal Clyde.
Dogs

Her Dog Taught Her to Let Go and Let God

Her faithful canine had wandered off, but she had to let go of her worry

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Lois and Bill Wilson
Addiction and Recovery

Why the Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder's Wife Founded Al-Anon

How Bill Wilson's wife, Lois, came to understand the far-reaching effects of alcoholism

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Nativity scene.
Family

A Family Christmas

Here are some select Guideposts stories with that great and compelling theme.

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Guideposts Senior Editor Jim Hinch
Addiction and Recovery

A Reason for Hope: Stories of Recovery

Senior Editor Jim Hinch looks back at our year-long series on addiction and shares what he learned from overseeing it.

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A mother talking to her teenage son during the holidays.
Addiction and Recovery

The Power of Truth Saved Her Son from Drugs

She couldn’t bring herself to confront her son about his drug use and it nearly cost him his life.

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Joanna and her mother prepare a sober haven for the holidays.
Addiction and Recovery

A Frank Conversation Helped Her Family Reclaim Christmas

How do you deal with addicted family members at the holidays? Learn how this mother and daughter set boundaries

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A family celebrates Christmas
Addiction and Recovery

Setting Limits for a Sober Christmas

A recovery coach offers advice for the holiday season to those who have loved ones who struggle with substance misuse.

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