Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

Ross Hauser
Addiction and Recovery

How to Help a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Addiction

Ross Hauser shares from experience the addiction challenges young people face.  

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Pumpkin pie
Addiction and Recovery

A Waitress' Answered Prayers to Overcome Addiction

How a group of friends from Alcoholics Anonymous gave her the strength she needed.

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Melissa Dale
Addiction and Recovery

Turning to God Helped Her Kick Her Gambling and Drug Addictions

After landing in jail, she now leads a Celebrate Recovery ministry.

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Melissa Dale
Addiction and Recovery

The Unique Challenges Presented by a Gambling Addiction

Melissa Dale, who has been in recovery for 15 years for addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling, shares why her impulse to gambling has been the most difficult to overcome.

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A woman praying in a church pew.
Addiction and Recovery

She Confronted Her Drug Addiction with God's Help

After eight years of having a painkiller addiction, she found comfort at church and knew she was not alone in her journey.

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An airplane flying off into a brilliant sunset.
Addiction and Recovery

How God's Mercy Helped This Pilot Through Addiction

His sobriety was possible because of the power of prayer and God's merciful forgiveness.

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Photograph by Scott Jones
Addiction and Recovery

Jazz Benefit Concert to Honor Susan Salomone

The Drug Crisis in Our Backyard co-founder will be recognized for her work with families struggling with addiction.

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Dana Smith, proprietor of D's Friendly Diner
Addiction and Recovery

Her Customers Helped This Waitress Stay Sober

The supportive community also encouraged her to open her own restaurant.

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Rickie Van Shelton performing, Chicago, Illinois, August 2, 1988.
Addiction and Recovery

How This Country Music Singer Overcame Alcohol Addiction

Ricky Van Shelton recalls how God released him from addiction and gave him self-respect.

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Dana with some of her staff. 'We're like family,' she says.
Addiction and Recovery

How Dana Smith's Diner Supports the Recovery Community

Dana Smith, who has been sober since 2007, shares how she came to open D's Friendly Diner, where nearly all the employees are in recovery.

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