Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

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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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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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Addiction and Recovery

How to Love Someone in the Throes of Addiction

Christ-like love is possible and does not depend on being able to control the situation.

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Janice visits this meditation garden before or after her shifts.
Addiction and Recovery

Fighting Opioid Addiction: A Nurse Shares Her Family's Struggles

Having lost one son to opioids and watched another son struggle with his addiction, this ICU nurse educates her patients about the dangers of opioid abuse.

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Jan Rader, fire chief in Huntington, West Virginia
People Helping People

A Fire Chief Remains Hopeful in the Fight Against Her City's Opioid Epidemic

Jan Rader, fire chief in Huntington, West Virginia, the town known as the "Overdose Capital of America," relies on faith and prayer to remain positive in the face of the opioid epidemic that has ravaged her town and the country.

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Lynne’s proud of Ben’s progress; today he’s a mentor to recovering addicts and finishing college.
Addiction and Recovery

A Mother Learns to Turn Her Son's Addiction Over to God

He was kicked out of a sober-living home. Could she believe him when he said he was finally ready to give up drugs?

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Andrea Freidenthaler with grandson Devon
Addiction and Recovery

She Learned to Let Go and Let God Help Her Addicted Grandson

Both her adult son and his son, whom she adopted, struggled with substance abuse. Was her approach to parenting in some way enabling?

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Artist rendering of angels inviting author in
Addiction and Recovery

Healing Angels for a Son’s Addiction

Her son needed healing and she needed hope.

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A Father’s Prayer for His Alcoholic Son
God's Grace

A Father’s Prayer for His Alcoholic Son

I’m not sure when Paul will stop falling. But I hope that he reads this and knows he’s not alone.

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