Alcoholism

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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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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An artist's rendering of angels gathering in a cemetery
Angels

Angelic Comfort for a Grieving Mother

Now I knew my daughter was safe.

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Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
Addiction and Recovery

Is A.A. for Alcoholics Only?

In this story from 1947, Bill Wilson, cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, looks at how that group's principles apply to all.

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Inspiring Stories

Thanks, Charlie Sheen!

Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan talks about how even at our lowest points, anyone—even Charlie Sheen—can find the hope to incite positive change in their lives.

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