Addiction

Christy Johnson
Addiction and Recovery

How a Vision Helped Her Forgive Her Opioid-Addicted Ex

His addiction led to the death of their child. The anger and grief consumed her—until she got a clear message from God

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Making a positive list
Living Longer, Living Better

How to Reap the Benefits of Positive List-Making

Get inspired by lists that are so much more than “to-do.”

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A slice of strawberry cheesecake on a wooden platter.
Addiction and Recovery

A Slice of Cheesecake Gave Her Hope

A cheesecake wrapper resembling an angel gave her the strength she needed for her daughter's addiction.

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A little girl looking up into the sunlight on a warm, Autumn day.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Path to Sobriety Started with One Look

She saw herself in the eyes of a little girl.

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How a Police Veteran's Faith Helped a Victim He Knew
Addiction and Recovery

How a Police Veteran's Faith Helped a Victim He Knew

This vice officer wasn’t going to give up until he found the girl he used to babysit 

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Susan Salomone and husband, Steve
Addiction and Recovery

Addiction Claimed Her Son's Life, But Not His Story

Susan Salomone uses what happened to her son to help end the stigma associated with addiction

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Mother and daughter hugging
Addiction and Recovery

Keeping Kids Clean: Advice for Parents

An expert from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers tips on how parents can help keep their children happy, healthy—and safe.

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Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin
Prayer Stories

Rick Hamlin on Good Friday Day of Prayer

Rick Hamlin talks about Good Friday Day of Prayer and how prayer helped a reader

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A black and white portrait of a senior veteran in a park.
Addiction and Recovery

A Chance Encounter Kept Him Sober

For 30 years he had tried to drink away his memories of Vietnam. But there was only one thing he didn’t want to forget.

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Working at Starbucks taught Vin about a life of service.
Addiction and Recovery

Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker’s Journey to Sobriety

How a job at Starbucks became a stepping stone toward his recovery from alcohol addiction.

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