A Shot of Hope: Recovery Stories
  • Helping Up Mission
24 episodes
A Shot of Hope is all about addiction, recovery, and grace. We share recovery stories from around the campus of Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, Maryland.


"God's bringing me back to sanity" - Ramon's Story
2020 Sep 1830m 58s
"Everything you wanted - it's starting right now."
"My prayers started to change" - Demetrie's story
2020 May 2239m 18s
"The catalyst, the breaking point, of me changing my life was me sitting on the side of a road one day and telling God that I accept this is going to be my life because you won't answer my prayer. "
A Shot of Hope Podcast Trailer
2020 May 132m 47s
We're relaunching our podcast with a new name! A Shot of Hope: Recovery Stories.
What Recovery Looks Like During COVID-19
2020 Apr 1011m 57s
We invited our men to share: What does recovery look like for you in this moment of COVID-19? What's changed? What’s stayed the same? What encouragement would you have to offer others?
"Why am I living if I'm living dead?" - Bobby's story
2019 Dec 1020m 57s
We're back with Season 3! This episode is the story of Bobby Johnson and how despite his stumbles, God has placed Bobby on a path of service and redemption using his talents as a way to give back. Bobby reminds us that even in our darkest places, we still have a protector who, if we're willing, will help us out of the grips of death and into loving and meaningful relationships.
“You can’t skip the struggle.” Eric’s story
2018 Jul 1126m 2s
“When I was in the midst of everything, there were no options. You wake up every day, and your intent has to be get money or be prepared to die. I have choices nowadays.”
“I was getting high for 52 years” – Blue’s recovery story
2018 Feb 0338m 57s
“I am a firm believer that the small things in life make the difference. The big [things] are going to happen to everyone. The little ones are gifts. When someone talks to you and they actually care, it’s something you remember. It can make a huge difference in the rest of your day. It might make a difference in the rest of your life. Care might be the difference between life and death.”
Dustin’s recovery story
2017 Nov 0339m 56s
“I was using drugs for so long that I didn’t know how to live without them.”
“Running is therapy to me” – John’s recovery story
2017 Sep 1433m 21s
“You can’t do this alone; it’s just impossible.”
Shame, Sexual Abuse, and Healing – Diane Langberg – Podcast
2017 Aug 081h 7m 24s
This spring, we had the privilege of welcoming Diane Langberg to our campus for a visit. Dr. Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 45 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy.