Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

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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How 'Indiana Jones' Helped to Preserve Her Sobriety
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 Vargas: How Prayer Helped Her Overcome Anxiety, Addiction
Celebrity Stories

How Elizabeth Vargas Overcame Anxiety and Addiction

For years the veteran broadcast journalist 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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