Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

'Even for those of us who have addiction in our genes, there is hope,' says Michael.
Addiction and Recovery

God and His Mother Inspired Michael Colyar to Get Sober

Actor and comedian Michael Colyar thought he could handle crack cocaine, but the time came when he knew he had to turn to a higher power.

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Author and Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan
Addiction and Recovery

Celebrate National Recovery Month With Guideposts

Guideposts believes anything is possible—including recovery from addiction—and we invite you to explore our new initiatives in this area. 

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Praying for recovery
How to Pray

3 Ways to Pray for Someone in Recovery

Recovery is a chance to reset the dial. To re-embrace hope and change for both you and your loved one.

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A mysterious little girl holding a balloon flower.
Addiction and Recovery

A Mysterious Sign from God Helped Her Deal with Addiction

She thought her addiction was hopeless until she received a token from a young girl.

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Roberta Messner
Addiction and Recovery

5 Things I Wish People Knew About Opioid Dependency

Roberta Messner had been using prescription opioids to manage her pain for years. Here's what she learned from opioid withdrawal.

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Making Amends: Grant and his Dad.
Addiction and Recovery

In Recovery for His Addiction, He Reconciled with His Father

After the childhood he had, he vowed never to talk to his father again and he almost didn’t.

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Erin and her husband, Heath. “He said my decision saved his life.”
Addiction and Recovery

Her Husband Was Addicted to Meth. Could She Find the Strength to Leave?

Al-Anon helped her to recognize that she was enabling her husband's destructive behavior, but did she have the resolve to leave him—even for his own good?

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She Followed God's Voice to Battle Addiction
Addiction and Recovery

She Followed God's Voice to Battle Addiction

For years this opera singer's brilliance hid her darker side.

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Finding Serenity: Lori didn't have to pretend she was in control anymore.
Addiction and Recovery

How She Relinquished Control of Her Pain and Her Addiction to God

It started with a bad back. It ended with addiction and a moment of truth.

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An illustration depicting a shirtless man enveloped with roses.
Addiction and Recovery

His Drug Addiction Left Him in Poverty Until He Encountered This Woman

The lingering scent of roses and her quiet strength stayed with him.

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