Addiction and Recovery

Recovery from addiction is a major undertaking and a gift you give yourself, your family, and your community. While recovery can be a long and arduous process, it is so gratifying when you can confidently say your addiction is well-managed and no longer in control of your life. Share addiction stories to inspire others to take their first steps toward recovery.

Ian Morgan Cron and his wife, Anne; photo by Tamika Moore

He Learned to See His Wife Through God's Eyes

A personality test gave him new insights on both himself and his wife, but would it save their faltering marriage?

Recovery counselor Sidney H. Smith III

Sidney Smith Offers Advice on Recovery

The recovery counselor offers advice for those who are struggling with addiction and loved ones and friends who wish to offer them support and encouragement.

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Sidney H. Smith III; photo by Drew Tarter

After 30 Years of Addiction, God Answered His Prayer for Sobriety

He had been a crack addict, a fugitive and an inmate, but one sincere prayer helped him turn his life around.  

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

Guideposts' VP of Ministries explores how the Serenity Prayer can positively impact your life, whether or not you are dealing with an addiction or are in a 12-step program.

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Jill Suttie; photo courtesy Jill Suttie

Forgiving Her Alcoholic Father Helped Her Feel Whole

Her father was trying to make amends, but could she forgive him for his emotional abuse during her childhood?

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Singer Tony Bennett; photograph courtesy Tom Beetz via Creative Commons

Tony Bennett at 94: Still a Creative Force

The acclaimed author, artist and singer was once at the bottom looking up, but at 94 years of age, he's still going strong.

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An artist's rendering of an angel sitting under an asian pear tree.

How an Asian Pear Tree Helped Her Thrive

The bond that she had with the plant flourished as she regained her roots.

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An old photo of Mark and his family.

The Near-Death Experience That Brought Him Clarity

He almost died in the fire that killed his mother and brother. But the divine encounter gave him the strength he needed to get sober years later.

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Peggy Frezon

A Miracle Healed Roberta Messner of Pain and Addiction

After decades of coping with an incurable disease and a reliance on opioids, her suffering ended almost overnight.

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A silver AA medallion.

How a Silver Coin Connected Two Alcoholic Anonymous Members

He found a medallion honoring 25 years of sobriety. But who did the chip belong to?

Woman with hands on hips at a mountain lake.

5 Key Steps to Staying Sober During a Crisis

Covid-19 has upended every facet of life, but there are still ways to seek help and remain sober.

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Deborah Beddoe

Would Her Husband’s New Job Cause Him to Relapse?

She worried that her husband’s return to the ministry would put his sobriety at risk. A prayer program helped her give up control and learn to trust.

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Deborah Beddoe

A Pastor's Wife on Loving Her Husband Through His Recovery

Deborah Beddoe shares how she came to understand that her fears and insecurities were not all the fault of her husband's addiction to prescription drugs.

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Rhonda Rush shares how His saving grace guided her out of her pill addiction.

How God Delivered Her from the Grip of Opioid Addiction

A difficult childhood, several stints in jail and the death of her husband left her weary. Could she regain her faith in God again? 

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