Addiction Recovery Stories

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.

Actor Dave Coulier; photo by Matthew Gilson

The former Full House star on staying sober despite losing his brother, his father and his great friend Bob Saget.

The star of Full House and Fuller House shares how his sobriety helped him through a year of loss and grief and why he views dogs as angelic friends.

Read Dave’s inspiring cover story from the October-November 2022 issue of Guideposts.

This heaven-sent dream motivated him to beat his nicotine addiction.

The West Virginia physician overcame his own addiction and now helps others in his community.

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Accepting that she relied on sweets made her view her love of them differently.

When Jeanette Levellie realized she was addicted to sugar, she turned to God for help.

Opening his late father’s Bible helped him to find God and reclaim his life

He’d never gardened a day in his life, but he was led to help an underserved Dallas community by growing fresh vegetables

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Author Christine Naman, whose teenage daughter struggled with addiction, discusses actions parents can take to decrease the likelihood that their children will get involved with alcohol and drugs and to help them get sober if they do.

It’s hard enough to have a daughter with a drug problem. It’s even harder to admit it.

Addict. Drug dealer. Felon. But since getting sober he inspires others to do the same in his unique exercise class.

The author and SoulCycle instructor shares how conquering the fear of exercise and of asking for help has helped him achieve fitness, both physical and spiritual, and sobriety.

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Author Christine Naman, whose teenage daughter struggled with addiction, discusses actions parents can take to decrease the likelihood that their children will get involved with alcohol and drugs and to help them get sober if they do.

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