How marijuana ended up making things worse

My name is Nick, I want to thank you for joining me today and allowing me to interview you about your history of substance abuse. So, what was the substance of choice for you? For me it was marijuana for...

"I mean there were a lot of things we did that were good experiences… But yet I still remember that feeling of loss"

Laura Freire shares her experience with her half brother of his drug misuse and how that affected herself and her entire family Rhian: “Okay so, who was the person misusing drugs in your family?” Laura: “It was my older half...

“Smoking causes unwanted attention”
December 1, 2017 App Interview

Luc: How old were you when you decided to start smoking? Anonymous: I was between 17 and 18, it was my senior year of high school. I was introduced to it in high school. I decided to pick it up...

Diane Butler opens up about her son’s drug addiction and the affect it had on her family. “We are losing a whole generation to overdoses.”

Diane Butler talks about her son's struggle with opioid addiction and the toll it took on her family. She opens up about her story and her thoughts on the opioid epidemic going on in our society today.

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....

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...

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...

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:...

This is Russell Paretzky interviewing Justin Justin Urbonas on recovery

This is Russell Paretzky interviewing Justin Urbonas We will start with the first one What was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life? I mean I was using for a total of probably about 8 to...

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...

Interview #3: "Drugs make them happy – it's all they know."

Jen: “Who is it in relation to you that you have lost to drugs?” H: “My close friend, Chris.” Jen: “Was it sudden or were there signs of the issue?” H: “Uh yeah, he was using Xanax, dope, doing cocaine,...

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Emily Garcia and Ricky Garcia

Siblings Emily Garcia (23) and Ricky Garcia (26) discuss the destructive effects alcoholism has had on their family and Ricky's struggles with sobriety.

People know that drugs are dangerous, but people do them for the emotional high first, and the addiction comes later

Subject B talks about her experience with losing a past friend who she had graduated high school with. Rhian: “So who is it in relation to you that you’ve lost to drugs?” Subject B: “Um it was like, he was...

Interview (2): "I didn't even know what the truth was anymore"

Jen: “The next person that I will be interviewing is someone close to me personally. She has been in a long-term relationship with someone has struggled with addiction and is now in recovery. In fact, she is the girlfriend of...

"I witnessed it so that stuck with me until this day"

Here we talk about a close friend that was involved with drug abuse. Hello how are you doing today? I’m doing good. My name is Jy’Asia and I'm going to be interviewing you on a friend or family member who...

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...

A talk with my father

In the interview we talked about my dads younger childhood and what made him who he is today

Addiction Interview #2

KP: This morning I’m with my friend’s sister, speaking a bit with her about her heroin addiction. I’d actually like to ask you about what you think the hardest thing about addiction is? NA: Well, when I relapsed after getting...