“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...

“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...

Faith talks with Brian about how his brother’s substance misuse affected his family.

“Hi, I’m Faith. I’m going to be interviewing you today.” “Uh, my name if Brian ……” “Okay, um, so, who was the person misusing drugs in your family?” “Um, I had two people. Uh, both of my older brothers. My...

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...

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...

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:...

“It’s a domino affect, you have to help each other out in a family”

MYA: Who misused drugs in your family? MOM: My dad, your grandfather. MYA: How did their addiction begin? MOM: Being a little girl he played baseball and he joined a clubhouse. Every weekend they would have baseball games and we...

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...

She’s taking herself away from us and everybody who loves her

Me: Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Sean: Well it wasn’t a member of my family, but it was somebody I’ve known since she was 5 years old, so I’ve know her for quite a long time....

“I dont believe they knew how to deal with it”.
November 29, 2017 App Interview

Me: Who was the person misusing drugs? Interviewee: My brother was the person misusing drug. Me: When did you first realize that drugs were a problem for this person? Interviewee: After several months when his behavior became erratic, it was...