organizations: JTAC

November 16, 2018
Shemar And Jason talk about life with an addiction

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
Anthony tells Jenna how he feels about his father, “I realized I should have been treated a lot better for what I did for him.”

Hi my name is Jenna and I am gonna be interviewing my cousins boyfriend, Anthony. Hello. Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Uh my Dad. Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family...

November 16, 2018
“We all kind of got out of the town an got away from everything and he just stayed”

Amber: Hello Nicole Hi, 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...

November 16, 2018
“from there it became a lifelong addiction”

Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Well, it wasn’t actually a family member. It was a neighbor, who I used to babysit when he was little. And he grew up and didn’t really know what he wanted...

November 16, 2018
“well very fundamentally someone died from it so it was the worst possible outcome.”

My name is Theresa Bancheri and I am a freshman at Stockton University. I am interviewing my cousin who lost her dad, my uncle from drinking addiction. Me: How has this affected your family? Anonymous: Well very fundamentally, someone died...

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
“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 addiction....

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...