organizations: JTAC

November 16, 2018
“I wished I could’ve asked, like why go down that route, like what are they getting out of it.”

Nino: Who was the person misusing drugs? Barbara: My uncle on my daddy’s side of the family. Nino: Did they ever steal from the family to get money for their addiction? Barbara: *Deep breath* Yes, they have every time so...

November 16, 2018
“More they tried to help the more she resisted.”

“Hello my name is Jake Carnevale and this is my father Mick. Alright, First off who was it who used the substance in the family?” “That would be my mother your grandma,” “And what substance was it?” “She was an...

November 16, 2018
“If they don’t want the help then it’s not going to make a difference”

Lauren-Okay who was the person misusing drug in your family? Bella-My dad. Lauren-Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family members? Bella-I don’t think that they lied as much as just admitting it was an addition....

November 16, 2018
My dad, you couldn’t even tell he was a functioning addict.

The following story is about Mrs. Callahan and her father who was addicted to heroin. My name is Ryan Washington and I am conducting the interview. The interview is 5 minutes and 21 seconds. Ryan: Can you please start off...

November 16, 2018
85% of the people that are addicted are born that way, they inherited the genes from their parents.

Transcript Kojo: Can you tell me about your childhood life? Dawn: My parents were easy on me when I was me, they never punished me for anything and I was a bad kid in school which eventually led to me...

November 16, 2018
“I used drugs as an unhealthy coping mechanism for my depression and anxiety.”

Audrey: My name is Audrey Reppert and today I will be interviewing someone who prefers to be kept anonymous. Can you remember how/why you started misusing drugs and/or alcohol? Anonymous: Um, I wasn’t very big into alcohol but I did...

November 16, 2018
“She’s not allowed to be left alone in her own house. Someone always has to be with her. She always has to be insight of another person”

Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? My cousin misuses drugs in my family. Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family members? Yes, she lied to the whole family during her addiction, and...

November 16, 2018
“I would have told him to stop before it consumed his life.”

Sam: “Hi, my name is Samantha I’m here with Katrina Datil interviewing her for the story corp project about drugs.” Sam: “Okay Katrina, who was the person misusing drugs in your family?” Katrina: “The person misusing drugs in my family...

November 16, 2018
“Our relationship is hard. Last year he got incarcerated for something that he did while he was under the influence… I don’t get to see him”

“So today I will be interviewing my friend, Cassandra Lorenzo and she has a family member who has been misusing alcohol. Umm, so Cassandra, who was the person misusing alcohol in your family?” “Um, my cousin Victor.” “Did he ever...

November 16, 2018
“My parents were concerned, worried, and they just wanted him to get help.”

Hello my name is Shadirah. Today is November 6 and I am interviewing my mother Teresa in reference to a family member dealing with a drug addiction. Me: who was the person in our family misusing drugs? Teresa: My brother....