Alcoholism

Lois and Bill Wilson
Addiction and Recovery

Why the Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder's Wife Founded Al-Anon

How Bill Wilson's wife, Lois, came to understand the far-reaching effects of alcoholism

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Nativity scene.
Family

A Family Christmas

Here are some select Guideposts stories with that great and compelling theme.

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Debbie at home. "My days are happier and more peaceful now."
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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Actress Glenn Close on the red carpet.
Coping With Illness

Do You Know Someone Living with Mental Illness?

In this 2010 Guideposts story, actress Glenn Close shares what it’s like having a loved one who has bi-polar disorder and explains why we need to destigmatize mental illness.

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sad man holds bottle
Addiction and Recovery

Hope for Alcohol Addiction: Knowing the Signs

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are the signs of alcoholism you need to know.

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Smiling woman looking with hope into horizon during sunset at beach
Addiction and Recovery

Addiction and Recovery: 8 Lessons from a Relapse

When an addict in recovery relapses, the return to sobriety offers important lessons.

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A cloud in the shape of an angel in a blue sky.
Angels

A Sign in the Sky

He wanted to be a good, sober father, but that dream seemed out of reach.

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DeVon Franklin poses with the landmark Hollywood sign behind him.
Addiction and Recovery

DeVon Franklin on Greenlighting Faith

This movie producer achieved success not on his own terms, but on God's.

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A black and white photo of Bob Cousy in action.
Addiction and Recovery

He Struggled with Addiction, Then Found Strength in His Hero

A man struggling with alcoholism finds the motivation to change from his hero, Bob Cousy.

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Elderly eighty plus year old man with granddaughter in a home setting.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Grandfather's Influence Stopped Her Addiction

Laying in that hospital, she knew she had to change her life. Her grandfather told her so.

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