Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

A close up on a car race track as brilliant sunlight pours through.
Addiction and Recovery

How an Addict Started the Great American Race

In towns and cities across North America, communities turn out to cheer this annual event.

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Former MMA fighter Jacob Leckich
Addiction and Recovery

How Surrender Helped an MMA Fighter Conquer Addiction

Former MMA fighter Jacob Leckich explains how his fighting career led to him becoming addicted to pain medications and how he came to realize that only a true surrender to faith would allow him to conquer his addiction.

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A father walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.
Addiction and Recovery

An Addict Embraces God's Forgiveness

He realized the life he left behind included family, acceptance and most importantly—love.

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Bill skiing on the slopes.
Addiction and Recovery

How the 12-Step Program Gave Him Strength in an Avalanche

He’d survived Vietnam, then years of drug and alcohol addiction before getting sober. But could he survive this?

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A lone feather in the sky.
Addiction and Recovery

The Winged Companion That Guarded Her Life

A peculiar incident gave her hope during her struggles with alcohol and drug addiction.

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In AA, Gerry found there were people who actually wanted to help him.
Addiction and Recovery

How He Found the Strength to Get Help for His Addiction

He was ready to give up, but a letter from his grandmother and a friend's invitation helped him start over again.

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A young man is comforted in a group counseling session
Addiction and Recovery

How to Manage Your Recovery

A treatment professional explains why managing addiction is a life-long skill.

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A angel cherub figurine with small, violet flowers.
Addiction and Recovery

An Angel Helped Her Through Alcoholism

Her alcohol addiction was out of control until she found hope from a special angel on the mantelpiece.

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Gerry Sowards recounts his journey to sobriety
Addiction and Recovery

One Man's Journey to Sobriety

Gerry Sowards' substance-abuse issues had brought him to the end of his rope, so far down he that he was planning his suicide. But with newfound faith, a stint in rehab and the help of friends, he's been sober for three years, and he assures us that anyone in his position can do the same.

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Hope for recovery from addiction
Addiction and Recovery

Recovery Is Possible Through Hope

When it feels as if addiction may win the fight, we must stay strong in our faith.

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