Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

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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Guideposts: Wayne Campbell, who created the foundation, Tyler’s Light, to honor his fallen son.
Stories of Faith

A Father Honors a Son Lost to Heroin Addiction

He watched his loving, talented son become addicted to painkillers before finally succumbing to a heroin overdose. How could he make sense of such a tragedy?

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Sobriety Ride: Spencer Nee bikes for hope
Living Longer, Living Better

Journey to Sobriety: One Man Rides for Hope

Spencer Nee is riding 4,000 miles across the country in order to give hope to people with addictions. 

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During her son’s battle with drugs, Sharron read Jeremiah 30 and 31 every day.
Addiction and Recovery

A Year Without

It wasn’t until she gave up sweets that she understood her son’s struggle with addiction.

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DeVon Franklin poses with the landmark Hollywood sign behind him.
Addiction and Recovery

DeVon Franklin on Greenlighting Faith

This movie producer achieved success not on his own terms, but on God's.

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