Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

Pastors Deb and Dave Beddoe
Addiction and Recovery

Guideposts speaks with Pastors Dave and Deborah Beddoe about Addiction

Listen as we speak with Dave and Deborah Beddoe, pastors who saw their lives thrown into turmoil due to Dave's addiction to painkillers.

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David Stoecker
Addiction and Recovery

Recovering From Addiction, His Path Leads Him to Help Others

There's a reason this outreach coordinator is able to guide addicts toward their paths to recovery: He used to be an addict himself.

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Recovering addict and outreach counselor David Stoecker
Addiction and Recovery

David Stoecker on His Approach to Recovery from Addiction

David Stoecker, recovering addict and outreach coordinator for the Missouri Recovery Network, shares an approach to overcoming addiction that he calls "the locker room."

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Jan Rader, fire chief of Huntington, West Virginia
Addiction and Recovery

Faith Fuels This Fire Chief's Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

The fire chief in the West Virginia town known as the "Overdose Capital of America" on why she remains hopeful in the face of her city's—and the country's—health crisis.

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Best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein
Addiction and Recovery

A Conversation with Gabrielle Bernstein

In this series of videos, New York Times bestselling author and motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein discusses miracles, divine guidance, and healing from addiction.

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Everyday Angels: The Blank Check
Angels

Everyday Angels: The Blank Check

Two kind souls reach out to a stranger and her pet.

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Dave Beddoes hopes his story inspires other addicts to recovery.
Addiction and Recovery

Dave Beddoe on Shining a Light on Opioid Addiction

A pastor who saw his life thrown into turmoil due to his addiction to painkillers discusses the role that honesty plays in recovery and the importance of making amends.

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An artist's rendering of Indiana Jones gazing down from the edge of a cliff
God's Grace

How 'Indiana Jones' Helped to Preserve Her Sobriety

A month into her sobriety, she was experiencing a craving for alcohol she feared she couldn't overcome—until a forgotten scene from an action movie pulled her through.

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Edward Grinnan, editor-in-chief of Guideposts
Addiction and Recovery

First and Last: Edward Grinnan on Moving from Hopeless to Hopeful

Edward Grinnan, Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief and author of The Promise of Hope, recalls his first drink and his last and discusses the difference sobriety has made in his life.

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Doug at Caron’s Pennsylvania campus
Addiction and Recovery

Getting Arrested Saved His Life: A Tale of Sobriety and Grace

He was the CEO of a respected addiction treatment program, but his own life was spinning out of control until a DUI arrest shone a spotlight on his drinking problem.

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