Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

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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Sliced banana bread loaf with walnuts and cinnamon on wooden board.
Addiction and Recovery

A Mother's Answered Prayer for Her Son's Recovery

She had always leaned on her faith. But when it came to her drug-addicted son her faith did not feel enough.

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A man holding a Bible in his hand.
Addiction and Recovery

This Personal Bible Inspired His Brother's Road to Recovery

Taking this special Bible to rehab was a source of strength and support for him.

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Susan Salomone, photo credit: M. Turton
Addiction and Recovery

She Turned Her Grief for Her Son’s Addiction into Hope for Her Community

Susan Salomone’s non-profit is helping families fight addiction.

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Comedian and actor Michael Colyar
Addiction and Recovery

Comic Michael Colyar on How His Mother Inspired Him to Get Sober

Comedian Michael Colyar, who spent 23 years addicted to crack cocaine, shares how this mother's faith—in God and in Michael—inspired him to finally achieve sobriety.

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Erin and Heath now have two children, Rylan and Lily
Addiction and Recovery

Married to a Meth Addict, She Had Difficult Choices to Make

Listen as Erin Leonhardt shares how she came to understand that she couldn't "fix" her husband's meth addiction, that in trying to help him, she was actually enabling him.

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George started Envirosafe with his son, Mike
Addiction and Recovery

This Business Owner Gives People Recovering from Addiction a Second Chance

Industrial steel processing is a tough business, but George Vorel doesn't hesitate to hire recovering addicts. Here's why.

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a woman hiking the Appalachian Trail, Getty Images
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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Lindsay Day-Walker sitting against a colorful mural on a brick wall.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Boyfriend's Addiction Made Her Feel Helpless, These Strangers Lifted Her Spirit

 After finding out her boyfriend was addicted to drugs, she felt lost and abandoned until she met these considerate strangers.

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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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