“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...

“Kevin’s drug addiction, started in junior high, when he started to feel like an outcast.”

Georgia: Who is in relations to you that you have lost to drugs and how are you connected? Georgia’s Father: Boys name was Kevin, he was my friend’s son, who happened to be one year older than my son. My...

“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...

Story corps interview with Nate Morell
November 27, 2017 App Interview

Tess: My name is Theresa DiMona and I am 18 years old and today is November 9th and I’m speaking with Nate Morell who is my social club advisor and we are recording this interview in Galloway, NJ. So, Nate...

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....

A feminist rant & emotional conversations

my best friend Taylor and I dig deep about what it’s like growing up as woman, her role models, struggles, and threats our administration have been making against women

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Rich

Rich, a longtime resident, of Tacony is now caretaker an abandoned and overgrown citygarden in Keystone Park. Working his whole life as a contractor and 22 years in recovery, Rich talks about his experiences living through addiction to then building...

“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...

“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....

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...

“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...

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...

Jesse and Randi talk about the experiences Randi has learned through AA. “What does living on life’s terms mean to you?”

Randi, Jesse’s mom is a recovering addict of various substances and went through AA and other organizations to help her get through her addiction. She has learned many lessons from AA, including “living life on life’s terms,” and feels that...

“Dad was passed out on the floor for three days straight.”
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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...

Addiction Interview #1

KP: Today I’m interviewing a close friend of mine on her older sisters heroin addiction. So, you we’re about three years old when your sister started using, is that right? NA: Yes, that’s right. I remember her being around here...

“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...

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...

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...