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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She Followed God's Voice to Battle Addiction
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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Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan's dog, Millie
Addiction and Recovery

RIP George Jones, Alcoholic

Jones is an accurate face of the disease of alcoholism, of relapse and denial. His struggles were as much an inspiration as his successes.

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Inspiring Stories

The Voice of Redemption

As Pat Summerall came to grips with his alcoholism, he began to read the Bible daily and opened his heart to God.

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