Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

Jeanette Levellie; photo by Matthew Gilson
Addiction and Recovery

Overcoming Her Sugar Addiction Was the Sweetest Victory of All

Accepting that she relied on sweets made her view her love of them differently.

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Jeanette Levellie
Addiction and Recovery

Her Faith Helped Her Overcome Sugar Addiction

When Jeanette Levellie realized she was addicted to sugar, she turned to God for help.

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Stories of Hope

How Baking Cookies Changed Her Life

After struggling with addiction and homelessness, Janie Deegan splurged on a hand mixer. Now her signature pie crust cookies are selling out in New York City.

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John Simmons holds his father’s Bible; photo by Whitney Curtis
Addiction and Recovery

A Gambling Addict's Path to Redemption

Opening his late father’s Bible helped him to find God and reclaim his life

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Daron Babcok; photo by Eric Guel
People Helping People

God Guided This Recovering Addict to Plant a Community Farm

He’d never gardened a day in his life, but he was led to help an underserved Dallas community by growing fresh vegetables

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Author Christine Naman
Teenagers

A Mother's Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs

Author Christine Naman, whose teenage daughter struggled with addiction, discusses actions parents can take to decrease the likelihood that their children will get involved with alcohol and drugs and to help them get sober if they do.

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Christine Naman and Natalie; photo by Scott Goldsmith
Addiction and Recovery

Desperate to Help Her Addicted Daughter, a Mother in Denial Turned to God

It’s hard enough to have a daughter with a drug problem. It’s even harder to admit it.

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Life coach, podcaster and SoulCycle inspirer Noa Shaw; photo by Todd Plitt
Addiction and Recovery

This Former Addict is a Popular New York City SoulCycle Instructor

Addict. Drug dealer. Felon. But since getting sober he inspires others to do the same in his unique exercise class.

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Author and SoulCycle instructor Noa Shaw
Exercise

Noa Shaw on Overcoming the Fear of Exercise

The author and SoulCycle instructor shares how conquering the fear of exercise and of asking for help has helped him achieve fitness, both physical and spiritual, and sobriety.

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Miracles

A Surprise Encounter at the Airport Brings Her Comfort

A grieving mother almost misses her flight; then an old friend shows up. 

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