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Homeless, Shunned, and Barely Alive

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Homeless, Shunned, and Barely Alive

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After his brother murdered their mother and abusive father, Wayne's addictions grew worse. But then an encounter at a bus stop changed everything.

Crashing from the High of Drug Dealing

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Crashing from the High of Drug Dealing

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In high school, Darrick discovered how much money he could make selling drugs. When he couldn't keep up with his own addiction, he begged for a way out.

Fighting a Battle Between Drugs and God

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Fighting a Battle Between Drugs and God

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Geoff grew up in the church and was baptized, but when he grew up he chose another path.

Drug Overdose Reveals Overwhelming Love

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Drug Overdose Reveals Overwhelming Love

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Mindy wanted a good life for herself and her kids, but drugs and exotic dancing had her trapped. ► WATCH more stories: http://share.cbn.com/5ds46   ► CLICK to experience God’s love, purpose and forgiveness in you...

Freed From Life in Prison

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Freed From Life in Prison

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Roy faced 80 years in prison for his crimes. While there, he wanted to understand the Bible, but there was a problem—Roy couldn’t read.

Disenchanted Son of Privilege Discovers New Escape

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Disenchanted Son of Privilege Discovers New Escape

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After his powerful political father falls from grace, Andrew descends into the abyss of drugs, alcohol, and self-destruction. ► WATCH more stories: http://share.cbn.com/5ds46   ► CLICK to experience God’s love, p...

Healing Scars of Abuse and Self Hatred

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Healing Scars of Abuse and Self Hatred

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Drugs helped Niki escape her pain, but they also ruled her life. After landing in jail, everything changed. ► WATCH more stories: http://share.cbn.com/5ds46   ► CLICK to experience God’s love, purpose and forgive...

Lifting the Weight of Guilt to Embrace Forgiveness

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Lifting the Weight of Guilt to Embrace Forgiveness

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Eric was responsible for the accident that killed his best friend. He fell into depression and substance abuse for 16 years, and couldn't escape his guilt on his own.

Woman Divorces a Love Affair with Drugs

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Woman Divorces a Love Affair with Drugs

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After 30 years of addiction and losing custody of her kids, Rhonda landed a 10-year prison sentence and got more than she bargained for. ► WATCH more stories: http://share.cbn.com/5ds46 ► CLICK to experience God’...

Drug Addict Turns to a New God

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Drug Addict Turns to a New God

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Cocaine and alcohol ruined any chance Willie had to be a good father. He landed in prison, and had a dream that changed his life.

Addiction Costs Promising Athlete a Sports Career

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Addiction Costs Promising Athlete a Sports Career

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Alton threw away a promising football career when drugs overtook his life. But during a moment of clarity in an unexpected place, his life changed forever.

Daughter’s Search for Love Yields an Amazing Discovery

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Daughter’s Search for Love Yields an Amazing Discovery

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Ashley only ever wanted her father's love, but never got it. She chased boys and drugs until she found the love she truly needed.

Decades of Greif Push Man to the Brink of Death

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Decades of Greif Push Man to the Brink of Death

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Doug's grief over his mother's death sent him down a 30-year road of addiction and homelessness. But after an encounter in a bookstore, he was able to start a new chapter in his life.

Too High To Care About Consequences

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Too High To Care About Consequences

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Growing up, Ron heard all about God but got caught up with the wrong crowd. After 30 years of producing and using meth, he landed in prison and faced what he had ignored his whole life.

The Power of a Praying Parent

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The Power of a Praying Parent

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Pastor Geoff Banks discusses how he overcame drug addiction, repeated rehab, and the importance of praying parents, a sentiment echoed in his father James's book, Prayers for Prodigals.

Homeless Drug Addict Returns to the Streets

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Homeless Drug Addict Returns to the Streets

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Cody ran away from an abusive home and landed in the streets addicted to drugs. It wasn't until he was 52 that his life changed drastically, and now he helps those in the very place he once lived.

Alcoholic Father Discovers New Role Model

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Alcoholic Father Discovers New Role Model

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David was raised by an alcoholic, abusive father, and promised he'd never abuse his own children. But when his dependence on alcohol drove him into a DUI and a divorce, and he knew he needed a better father figure...

His Childhood Nightmares Came From His Family

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His Childhood Nightmares Came From His Family

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Abuse marred Calvin's childhood, and for thirty years addiction and violence plagued him. When he woke up under an interstate after a drug binge, he knew his life needed change, beginning with the love he never go...

Man Saved by Reckless Mistake

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Man Saved by Reckless Mistake

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Blindsided by his parents' divorce, Nathan drowned his pain in alcohol. Drunk driving led to fatal accident, and Nathan's life took a dramatic change of course when the victim's family unexpectedly forgave him.

Single Mother’s New Life Came on Easter?

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Single Mother’s New Life Came on Easter?

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Kate's life was a mess of drugs, drinking, and exotic dancing. She found she was pregnant, and considered aborting the child, but an Easter encounter turned everything around.?

Confessions of a Baseball Junkie

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Confessions of a Baseball Junkie

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Aubrey Huff is a two-time World Series champion, but that appearance of a ‘success’ was just a façade. Drug addiction, depression and insecurity pushed him to the brink. This is his story of redemption.

Joining Jesus on the Streets

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Joining Jesus on the Streets

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Samantha turned to drugs to escape her pain and loneliness. But after a life of crime caught up to her, she found hope in the only book she could find—the Bible—and returned to the very streets she escaped.

Sticking With A Broken Marriage

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Sticking With A Broken Marriage

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Author and speaker Vicki Rose discusses how her marriage crumbled and why she chose to stay despite having every reason to walk out.

Golfer Finds Acceptance at the Bottom of a Bottle

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Golfer Finds Acceptance at the Bottom of a Bottle

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After a chaotic childhood, golfing was the only thing that gave Brian any confidence, but his addiction to alcohol killed his golfing dreams. After his fifth DUI, he finally found the way out.

Laura Williams: A High She Never Had Before CBN.com

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Laura Williams: A High She Never Had Before CBN.com

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She was addicted to drugs and strung out on despair. An encounter with God changed her life. The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN . testimonies of various people whose lives were transformed by the truth and ...

Multi-Platinum Rock Guitarist Finds Fulfillment as Child of God

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Multi-Platinum Rock Guitarist Finds Fulfillment as Child of God

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As the lead guitarist for 1990’s rock n’ roll hit-makers Candlebox, Peter Klett was living the musician’s dream. But hard partying led to addiction that turned the soiree into a distress.

Kidnapped Teenager Speaks About Years of Captivity

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Kidnapped Teenager Speaks About Years of Captivity

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Sold to her mother’s drug dealer at age 14, Felicia spent 8 years as a prisoner in an isolated world.

He Had Everything, But Gave it Up

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He Had Everything, But Gave it Up

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Steve had all the drugs, booze, and women he could ever want, but when his lifestyle nearly cost him his own life, he realized he was out of control.

A Thief Stolen By Love

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A Thief Stolen By Love

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After a childhood spent trying to gain the love of his father, Neal turned to drugs to numb the pain. His addictions landed him in jail and drove away the love of his life, but then Neal had an experience that cha...

Light in Our Darkness

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Light in Our Darkness

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Lisa Kratz Thomas shares about her journey through addiction, prostitution, incarceration and ultimately, salvation.

A Life of Drugs, Prison and…Ministry?

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A Life of Drugs, Prison and…Ministry?

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Exposure to drugs while in sixth grade piqued Jim’s interest. By the time he was an adult, he was a drug dealer and eventually a prison inmate.

Hiding From Hurt in a Strip Club

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Hiding From Hurt in a Strip Club

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Verna loved the power, prestige, and money that came with being a stripper and a drug dealer. Having silenced her conscience with drugs and alcohol, she was surprised to encounter God.

Routine Trip to Dentist Leads to 15-Year Addiction

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Routine Trip to Dentist Leads to 15-Year Addiction

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What began as simply some pills to treat pain soon spiraled out of control for Jeanne. When her husband tried to help, he too got caught up in addiction.

“Duck Dynasty’s” Missy Robertson Starts A Business for the Broken

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“Duck Dynasty’s” Missy Robertson Starts A Business for the Broken

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Hear from the women of Missy Robertson's new business, Laminin, a jewelry-making ministry that employs women who need a second chance.

Narcotics Detective Can’t Escape His Own Addiction

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Narcotics Detective Can’t Escape His Own Addiction

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Joe’s undercover work exposes him to a drug world triggering a relapse into past addiction issues. A jail sentence forces him to a place of vulnerability that changes his life.

The Cost of Chasing One More High

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The Cost of Chasing One More High

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Neal’s inability to juggle the stresses of life force him into addiction. He loses his marriage, his daughter and almost his life after a gruesome car accident.

A Heart to Give Becomes a Huge Blessing for One Couple

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A Heart to Give Becomes a Huge Blessing for One Couple

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When Louise and Rob decided to volunteer in their community in alliance with Operation Blessing, they had no idea how their own lives would be changed.

Abuse Victim Chooses Dark Path In Attempt to Escape the Pain

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Abuse Victim Chooses Dark Path In Attempt to Escape the Pain

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At 7 years old, Michael was abused by a church staffer. This trauma led him to pursue a gay lifestyle, become a drug addict, and he was soon diagnosed with HIV. Desperate for freedom, he cried out to God for help.

Abuse Victim Chooses Dark Path In Attempt to Escape the Pain

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Abuse Victim Chooses Dark Path In Attempt to Escape the Pain

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At 7 years old, Michael was abused by a church staffer. This trauma led him to pursue a gay lifestyle, become a drug addict, and he was soon diagnosed with HIV. Desperate for freedom, he cried out to God for help.

Finding Hope at Rock Bottom

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Finding Hope at Rock Bottom

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During a troubled childhood Jana made it a point to be on her best behavior. By high school she had grown weary of being the good girl and an alcohol addiction took root.

Utah’s Bill on Pornography Highlights National Health Crisis

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Utah’s Bill on Pornography Highlights National Health Crisis

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The Utah state senate voted unanimously this week to declare pornography a "public health crisis." It's part of a growing recognition that pornography has become a major health issue.

Finding Hope at Rock Bottom

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Finding Hope at Rock Bottom

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During a troubled childhood Jana made it a point to be on her best behavior. By high school she had grown weary of being the good girl and an alcohol addiction took root.

Hollywood Party Girl Discovers Road to Joy

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Hollywood Party Girl Discovers Road to Joy

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Scars from adolescence propelled Dana headfirst into the L.A. party scene as she chased acting dreams. After two abortions she realized horrible decisions were killing her.

Hollywood Party Girl Discovers Road to Joy

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Hollywood Party Girl Discovers Road to Joy

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Scars from adolescence propelled Dana headfirst into the L.A. party scene as she chased acting dreams. After two abortions she realized horrible decisions were killing her.

How Bob Beckel Survived Addiction: ‘But for God, I’d Be Dead’

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How Bob Beckel Survived Addiction: ‘But for God, I’d Be Dead’

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Bob Beckel has had his hands in Washington politics for more than four decades. But as he explains in his new book, I Should Be Dead, he should have died several times if not for the grace of God.

Where to Turn When Religion Lets You Down

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Where to Turn When Religion Lets You Down

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David didn’t understand the difference between religion and having a relationship with God, so he chased fulfillment in money, women and alcohol. As his addictions became unmanageable, David met a man who saved hi...