Lauren talks about her son’s story with Opioid addiction. “He has become a very strong man”

Lauren explains how her son started his addiction to Opioids. She provided the reasons that lead him to do it. She showed how he suffered and made his family suffer with him. She also showed how he fought this addiction...

"Drugs can affect just about anybody. It doesn't matter what people look like." by Gabrielle Adams

• 0:00 - 0:00 . • 0:01 - 0:04 Who is in relation to you that you have lost to drugs? • 0:04 - 0:05 My uncle. • 0:06 - 0:08 Was it sudden or was there signs of the...

Addiction to cigarettes “My family was the main reason I stopped”

Me- did you ever lie to your family members about your addiction? Anonymous- When I was younger I used to lie all the time about it and at one point my parents found a pack of cigarettes in my room...

The worst case of drug addiction

This recording involves an interview of a former addict, my cousin, Alex. He recounts the time when his twin brother Anton, overdosed on heroin. This is an emotional interview of how strong Alex remained in the times of grief. Through...

“Looking back on the situation you realize that it really wasn’t your brother that you were fighting with, it was more of the drugs.”

Taylor: Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Stacey: My older brother. Taylor: I think this one might be a little bit hard to ask ... Stacey: No go ahead. Taylor: But do you believe that drugs did...

Nothing is being done because of the stigma.

Chad: Bill who was misusing drugs in your family? Bill: In my family, my youngest son Steven. Chad: how did you find out about his addiction? Bill: uhm… there were some red flags that went up my wife was doing...

Tim Towslee and Allison Swingle

[Recorded January 31, 2021] Tim Towslee, 44, and Allison Swingle, 31, participate in a One Small Step conversation via Zoom. They talk about their work in outdoor education, the impact of having a parent pass away, how their political views...

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Dimple Dhabalia and Tiffany Gray

One Small Step conversation partners Dimple Dhabalia (47) and Tiffany Gray (43) exchange their lived experiences. They connect on their work in supporting vulnerable populations, and find they have a shared belief in listening to and learning from other people...

Keith Hayes 5280 HIGH SCHOOL

Rebuilding a life through addiction and recovery, helping the youth do the same.

"You want them to get help and they don't want the help" by James Strain

Stockton University student James Strain interviews his father, who lost his mother and uncle to smoking and alcohol use.

Liz and Cindy talk about Cindy’s Father’s addiction. “I think that people can change. And people can learn from their mistakes.”
October 27, 2017 App Interview

Liz, 22, interviews her mother Cindy, 45, about her father’s drug and alcohol addiction as she recalls it from her childhood. Liz- Who was the person in your family who was abusing drugs? Cindy- It was my father Liz- Did...

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Mary Connelley and John Biedebach

One Small Step participants Mary Connelley (63) and John Biedebach (54) discuss their careers in healthcare and the problems they see in the industry. They talks about their families and their relationship to religion. Mary and John also speak about...

"They have to hit rock bottom and ask for help." by Madison Schwartz

Hello my name is Madison Schwartz and today I’m here with my mother Shelly Schwartz in this interview we are going to be covering my mother’s experiences and how she handled being in relation to an alcoholic before we get...

Getting a Perspective of Recovering Addict of Opiates

I interviewed a man by the name of Nick Geissler. He explains the hardships of being addicted to Opiates and how he got through them. // Transcript of Interview: Holly Halligan: What was the pivotal moment that made you want...

"I liked the way I felt when I drank" by Starr Drennen

Stockton University student Starr Drennen interviews someone who had a substance use disorder and is in recovery.

Sarah & Rachel — our Mothers, Family — The Graves Family

My cousin Sarah & I discuss our mothers, their childhoods, ourselves, our daughters & our extended family of aunts, uncles & cousins

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Marie Santiago and Danny Santiago

Spouses Marie Santiago (31) and Danny Santiago (33) sit down for a conversation about the highs and lows of the years that they have spent together and offer some of the wisdom that they have gained along the way.

“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...