How marijuana ended up making things worse

My name is Nick, I want to thank you for joining me today and allowing me to interview you about your history of substance abuse. So, what was the substance of choice for you? For me it was marijuana for...

"I mean there were a lot of things we did that were good experiences… But yet I still remember that feeling of loss"

Laura Freire shares her experience with her half brother of his drug misuse and how that affected herself and her entire family Rhian: “Okay so, who was the person misusing drugs in your family?” Laura: “It was my older half...

“Smoking causes unwanted attention”
December 1, 2017 App Interview

Luc: How old were you when you decided to start smoking? Anonymous: I was between 17 and 18, it was my senior year of high school. I was introduced to it in high school. I decided to pick it up...

Diane Butler opens up about her son’s drug addiction and the affect it had on her family. “We are losing a whole generation to overdoses.”

Diane Butler talks about her son's struggle with opioid addiction and the toll it took on her family. She opens up about her story and her thoughts on the opioid epidemic going on in our society today.

I hope that it is my physical body and not my mental body that takes me…

Lyndi Bahr interviews her grandmother, Barb Bach (77) and inquires about her lessons learned, her regrets and how she wishes to be remembered. Barb's son (Doug) struggled with heavy addiction that wrecked a havoc on his life for many years....

The Reality of Addiction

Rachel just celebrated 3 years of sobriety on February 20th, 2018. Sobriety from alcohol and drugs. However, it's so much more than not going back to alcohol and drugs. The sobriety is a mark of victory in her life. This...

Knowing the Parent’s Point of View of their Child as an Alcoholic

I interviewed my mother, Leila Halligan, about her son and also, my brother, Blair, about his use of drugs and mainly alcohol. We discussed the history of his addiction and how he is doing in the present. Transcript of interview:...

This is Russell Paretzky interviewing Justin Justin Urbonas on recovery

This is Russell Paretzky interviewing Justin Urbonas We will start with the first one What was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life? I mean I was using for a total of probably about 8 to...

RSGM Interview

Jeff is a member of the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission, an organization built upon recovering drug and alcohol addicts who serve food to the homeless as a part of their program. In this interview, Jeff spoke about his struggles with drug...

Interview #3: "Drugs make them happy – it's all they know."

Jen: “Who is it in relation to you that you have lost to drugs?” H: “My close friend, Chris.” Jen: “Was it sudden or were there signs of the issue?” H: “Uh yeah, he was using Xanax, dope, doing cocaine,...

Faith talks with a friend about an Uncle who struggled with substance misuse.

“So who was the person misusing drugs or alcohol in your family?” “One of my uncles in India” “Okay. Um, did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family members?” “Yeah, i think they tried to preserve...

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Emily Garcia and Ricky Garcia

Siblings Emily Garcia (23) and Ricky Garcia (26) discuss the destructive effects alcoholism has had on their family and Ricky's struggles with sobriety.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected addiction in America?

Jose Sanchez speaks to us on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected social and familial relationships, his socioeconomic status, and his drug addiction.

RP Interview U101

An interview with a high school senior about her sobriety after meth addiction.

“I will never look up to her, I will never try to be like her”

In this story, I sat down with a person that wants to remain anonymous. We sat down to talk about how marijuana has affected their family. B: Who was the family member misusing drugs in your family? A: The family...

“They grew up with her being that way…..and then we grew up with her being that way.”

Kierre- Can you tell me who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Destiny- Well...there were a number of people, like my aunts, my uncles. Like my grandmother. Kierre- Did she ever lie about her addiction to any of...

“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....

Interview (1): "You're gonna stop when you're ready"

Jen: “Hi, so today I’m going to ask you a few questions. There’s about 10 of them. Um, so the first one is … what was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life?” B: “Um, probably,...