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"Guiding Light Doesn't Cure You, It Changes Your Thinking:" DJ's Journey in Recovery

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Submitted 01-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

It got so bad that DJ used to shrug off his vomiting sessions as simply a way to make room for his next bottle of booze. “We’re talking horrible mornings,” he recalls. “So bad I couldn’t get out of bed. There’s a...

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Alcohol is Only the Symptom: Mike Finds Spirituality, Acceptance Through Guiding Light Recovery

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Submitted 12-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

Mike found the camaraderie, structure and discipline he craved when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school. Eight years later, he surrendered to the bottle after being wounded in combat in Kuwait – and watching two of his best...

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God is the Way Out: Guiding Light Board Chair Connects Recovery Success with Spirituality

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Submitted 11-17-2021 under NONPROFITS

Ed Postma first noticed there was something different about Guiding Light when he saw a young man struggling with addiction begin to ask questions about spirituality and to talk about God. After more than three decades in recovery himself, Postma...

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Life at Guiding Light Recovery

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Submitted 11-10-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Guiding Light Recovery Program offers men struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol a four-month long, comprehensive, “no-joke” substance abuse rehabilitation program provided at no cost to clients. The program offers access to...

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"It's Either This or Death:" After Two Decades of Addiction, Jason Attributes Life-Saving Results to Guiding Light

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 10-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

After years of alcohol use and sporadic relapses throughout his adult life, Jason had enough. He went through several residential substance-abuse treatment programs with only short-term results. His drinking led to health issues and contributed to...

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Peter Albertini Spotlights Home and Faith in Recovery

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Submitted 10-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

Peter Albertini’s service on the board of Guiding Light comes at the intersection of housing, recovery and grace. The New York real estate broker was the trailing spouse when he and his wife, Christine, moved to Grand Rapids in 1992 for her...

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I Can't Live Your Life for You: Andy's Journey in Recovery

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 10-13-2021 under NONPROFITS

Andy was born in East Grand Rapids into a comfortable and secure two parent home and lifestyle. “I was born into a good family, we had everything we needed,” he said. Dad always had good jobs, mom went to U of M dental school and...

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