organizations: JTAC

November 25, 2018
“So, um you know what I didn’t have or what I had lost I have regained.”

Me- So um what was one of the things that uh made you change like your decision, like change your ways from being to go into recovery? Him- Well in the spring of 1986. I was having a bad time...

November 24, 2018
“I hated her … She wasn’t there for me the way an older sister should be.”

"My name is Samantha and I will be interviewing someone who wants to be kept anonymous. Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? My older sister. Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family...

November 22, 2018
“We all kind of got out of the town and got away from everything and he just stayed.”

Nicole So, who did you lose due to substance abuse? Amber: um so I actually have two different types of stories but, um so I lost my high school best friends to drug overdose and I also have one of...

November 20, 2018
“I think to be very aware of that and to show kindness and empathy for those who are going through it because every day is not easy.”

Issiah: I’m gonna be interviewing my Grandma and we’re gonna talk about one of our family members that was misusing drugs. So who was the person misusing drugs in our family? Grandma: The person who misused drugs in our family...

November 19, 2018
“I just can’t get that vision outta my head no matter.. what”

Lourdes- Who was the person misusing drugs in your family and what were they using? Jessica- My dad and alcohol. Lourdes- And how long were they using it for? Jessica- For about 23 years. Lourdes- Did they ever lie to...

November 19, 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 19, 2018
Isaiah interviews his mom on her addiction “now it’s not fun its necessary”

Hi, my name is Isaiah, I will be interviewing you today. (laugh) Hi Isaiah, I'm Shonda. Can you remember why, and who you started misusing drugs with? I started misusing drugs at a very young age um with a cousin,...

November 19, 2018
“I didn’t see my dad as the type of person to ever misuse drugs”

Cami: Hi I’m Camryn Geiser and I’m interviewing my friend savanna on addiction. Who is the person misusing drugs in your family? Savanna: My dad. Cami: What drugs was he misusing? Savanna: Cocaine and Percocet’s. Cami: Did he ever hide...

November 19, 2018
“Things aren’t all that bad.”

Me: Hi I’m Shemar Mathieu and I am here with … Jason: Jason! Me: and this is my interview with him. What was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life? Jason: I got sober because I...

November 16, 2018
“You must want to change your own life”

what's your name? Michele. Who was the person miss using alcohol? My friend. Did they ever lie and say that they didn’t have a problem or say that they will get help and didn’t? Yes, he said that he would...