Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

Former MMA fighter Jacob Leckich
Addiction and Recovery

How This MMA Fighter Recovered from Addiction

His hard-partying life had brought him to the end of his rope, but could God love, accept and forgive someone like him?

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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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A soldier in fatigues plays a guitar
Addiction and Recovery

Sharing the Gift of Music with Soldiers Overseas

Steve Baker sorely missed playing his guitar while serving in Vietnam, so he jumped at the chance to send instruments to the troops in Iraq.

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The Bible Darrell is holding was given to him by his aunt over 50 years ago
Addiction and Recovery

An Unlikely Visitor Helped This Veteran Embrace God's Love

After serving two years in Vietnam, he found himself sinking into the drunken despair that had claimed his parents. A pastor from his past put him back on track

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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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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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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 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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