Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

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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Saved by a Pair of Tiny Angels
Angels

Saved by a Pair of Tiny Angels

A troubled man who steps into a church is uplifted by two heavenly little girls.

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Elizabeth, ABC "20/20" news anchor and cover star of the October 2016 Guideposts, in her office
Celebrity Stories

How Elizabeth Vargas Overcame Anxiety and Addiction

For years the ABC "20/20" news anchor suffered secretly. Prayer gave her the strength to deal with her own struggles—and to help others in recovery.

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Elizabeth Vargas: The Blessings of the Sober Life
Addiction and Recovery

Elizabeth Vargas: The Blessings of the Sober Life

Watch as ABC News 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas discusses her battle with addiction and anxiety.

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Pastor Jay Haizlip on Preachers of L.A. Flashy Co-Stars Addiction and Tattoos
Addiction and Recovery

Addiction, Recovery, and Christian Tattoos on 'Preachers of L.A.'

Pastor Jay Haizlip, one of the stars of the reality TV show, tackles everything from his difficult past to his flashy co-stars.

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Guideposts: Singer Natalie Cole
Addiction and Recovery

Remembering Natalie Cole

The loss of her father, beloved singer and pianist Nat "King" Cole, haunted this Grammy-winning singer for 19 years until she was forced to make a life-or-death decision.

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Actor Richard Dreyfuss received a very myserious visitor while in substance abuse recovery.
God's Grace

The Mysterious Girl He Saw

While in the grips of addiction to cocaine and other substances, Richard Dreyfuss' life was turned around by visits from a child no one else could see.

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Earl Smith brought healing and forgiveness to prison at San Quentin.
Addiction and Recovery

The Powerful Story of Golden State Warriors Chaplain Earl Smith

Before he was known as chaplain of the Golden State Warriors, Earl Smith faced a wrenching challenge when he came face to face with the man who shot him.

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