Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

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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A little girl looking up into the sunlight on a warm, Autumn day.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Path to Sobriety Started with One Look

She saw herself in the eyes of a little girl.

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A black and white portrait of a senior veteran in a park.
Addiction and Recovery

A Chance Encounter Kept Him Sober

For 30 years he had tried to drink away his memories of Vietnam. But there was only one thing he didn’t want to forget.

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Working at Starbucks taught Vin about a life of service.
Addiction and Recovery

Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker’s Journey to Sobriety

How a job at Starbucks became a stepping stone toward his recovery from alcohol addiction.

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A father looking at his teenage daughter dearly.
Addiction and Recovery

This Father Found Hope and Help for His Daughter Battling Addiction

He realized that she was in God's hands and that there was one thing he could do: love his daughter.

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A convict reads a book in his jail cell.
Addiction and Recovery

An Incarcerated Man's Answered Prayer to End His Drug Addiction

He was sent to solitary confinement with only a Bible.  He could not have guessed what would happen next.

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A Bible study group holding hands as a Bible rests in the center of the table.
Addiction and Recovery

Bible Study Fellowship: The Cure for Her Addiction

Thanks to a Bible study and a little green journal she was able to confide to God about her addiction.

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Author and former NBA All-Star Vin Baker
Addiction and Recovery

An Excerpt from Vin Baker's 'God and Starbucks'

In this excerpt from his memoir, former NBA star Vin Baker shares how his faith fueled his journey through addiction into recovery.

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