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...

“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...

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Ana Maria Hernandez and Norris Scott

Ana Maria Hernandez (30) interviews her friend Norris Scott (62) and asks about his experience with substance abuse and his journey to recovery. Norris talks about his relationship with drugs, his dreams of being a boxer, what inspired him to...

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Thomas Riddle and David Avruch

Thomas Riddle (56) talks to his therapist David Avruch (32) about his life, his addiction to heroin, learning to love himself, the challenges of recovery, and how he hopes to help other people struggling.

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Jo Ann Coull and Margaret von Lossnitzer

Margaret "Meg" von Lossnitzer (40) interviews her colleague, Jo Ann Coull (61), about her HIV diagnosis during her time in prison and the process that has led to her sobriety and recovery.

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Lisa Gladwell and Leslie Thorsen

Lisa Gladwell (62) speaks with her longtime friend Leslie Thorsen (63) about their childhood, what their friendship meant to them, and discuss their work in mental health advocacy and in recovery advocacy.

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...

“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...

“More they tried to help the more she resisted.”
November 19, 2018 App Interview

“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...