“…. to say that it didn’t impact me, would be a lie”

Interviewer: Who were the people in your life that had alcohol abuse — or drug abuse ? Anonymous: my aunt, my uncle, and my other uncle. Interviewer: And what happened with your aunt and two uncles? Anonymous: My aunt and...

“I think everyone has those what if moments especially when you lose someone.”

Me: “Hi, my name’s Anthony Rapisardi, I’m a student at Stockton University and today, I’ll be interviewing my mom where her sister died in 2008 from an accidental drug overdose. So mom, did you or anyone else in your family...

“Um, that is a difficult question to ask because he started when he was about i’m going to say 18, 20 years old.”

Matthew: I’m a student at Stockton University and my name’s Matthew Kobierowski. So how long did it take for your family to realize your son had a substance abuse problem? Matthew: Mr. Armato’s son is still struggling with addiction. Mr....

You must want to change your own life

Jacob: What’s your name? Michele: Michele. Jacob: Who was the person miss using alcohol? Michele: My friend. Jacob: Did they ever lie and say that they didn’t have a problem or say that they will get help and didn’t? Michele:...

“THEY LOOK LIKE SKIN AND BONES”

Me: Hello my name is Mark Zamor and today I am with L.P who is a person in recovery with drugs and today we will be interviewing her, what is a pivotal moment that made you want to change your...

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...

” Love is the best medicine.”

I interviewed my aunt her name is Theresa Lane. She explains the life of her daughter, my cousin Jazmine T. Bryant and her use of drugs. // Transcript of interview: Le’onn: Hello my name is Le’onn Dickson I am an...

Her Disappearances Led to Her Overdose!

Carson: Hi Im Carson Shultz doing my uh storycorps project. Im talking to Brendan Burns about his cousin. Who is it in relation to you that you’ve lost to drugs? Brendan: Uh it was my cousin Marissa. Carson: Was it...

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...

So, um you know what I didn’t have or what I had lost I have regained.

Me- Can you remember why or how you started to misuse? Him- Yeah, when I was a um teenager, it started with um drinking, smoking cigarettes and drinking with friends. And when I got to high school when I was...

“well my home life was I came from a family of drinkers”

When did you realize you had a problem with alcohol? “Um probably when I was a teenager” okay what was your home life like then? “Well my home life was I came from a family of drinkers” okay “my father...

“He Knew He Was Going to Die, He Told Me.”

Me: My name is Dominique Francis: My name is Francis Me: Who is the person misusing drugs in your family? Francis: My grandfather actually abused of alcohol when he was very young. He didn’t think it would take effect until...

“…. to say that it didn’t impact me, would be a lie”

nterviewer: Who were the people in your life that had alcohol abuse — or drug abuse ? Anonymous: my aunt, my uncle, and my other uncle. Interviewer: And what happened with your aunt and two uncles? Anonymous: My aunt and...

“So, um you know what I didn’t have or what I had lost I have regained.”

Me- So um what was one of the things that uh made you change like your decision, like change your ways from being to go into recovery? Him- Well in the spring of 1986. I was having a bad time...

”Everybody can see it.Every body knows, and I think talked about it. Like you can see the way he acts and he as gone to a very unhealthy ..”
November 24, 2018 App Interview

Audio 6min 28 seconds Interviewer: Edin Interviewed: Chris Edin “Is their a person misusing drugs in your family?” Chris ”A person misusing drugs in my family right now is my cousin Jason” Edin ”For how long have you known that...

“I hated her … She wasn’t there for me the way an older sister should be.”
November 24, 2018 App Interview

“My name is Samantha and I will be interviewing someone who wants to be kept anonymous. Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? My older sister. Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family...

“We all kind of got out of the town and got away from everything and he just stayed.”

Nicole So, 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 one of...

“I think to be very aware of that and to show kindness and empathy for those who are going through it because every day is not easy.”
November 20, 2018 App Interview

Issiah: I’m gonna be interviewing my Grandma and we’re gonna talk about one of our family members that was misusing drugs. So who was the person misusing drugs in our family? Grandma: The person who misused drugs in our family...

“I just can’t get that vision outta my head no matter.. what”

Lourdes- Who was the person misusing drugs in your family and what were they using? Jessica- My dad and alcohol. Lourdes- And how long were they using it for? Jessica- For about 23 years. Lourdes- Did they ever lie to...

“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...

Isaiah interviews his mom on her addiction “now it’s not fun its necessary”
November 19, 2018 App Interview

Hi, my name is Isaiah, I will be interviewing you today. (laugh) Hi Isaiah, I’m Shonda. Can you remember why, and who you started misusing drugs with? I started misusing drugs at a very young age um with a cousin,...

“I didn’t see my dad as the type of person to ever misuse drugs”
November 19, 2018 App Interview

Cami: Hi I’m Camryn Geiser and I’m interviewing my friend savanna on addiction. Who is the person misusing drugs in your family? Savanna: My dad. Cami: What drugs was he misusing? Savanna: Cocaine and Percocet’s. Cami: Did he ever hide...

“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...

I GOT INTO IT TOO

Me: who is it in relation to you that you have lost due to drugs? Carlos: my brother Me: Did they die suddenly or was it expected? Carlos: it was expected Me: did he try to get help? Carlos: all...

“You must want to change your own life”

what’s your name? Michele. Who was the person miss using alcohol? My friend. Did they ever lie and say that they didn’t have a problem or say that they will get help and didn’t? Yes, he said that he would...