“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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Eric Tumminia and Amelia LaMair

Partners, Eric Tumminia (42) and Amelia LaMair (33), sit down to discuss Eric's struggle with addiction and to celebrate his sobriety, as well as share how the recovery process has transformed their day-to-day lives.

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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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Gayle Bell and Joey Paulos

One Small Step participants Gayle Bell (63) and Joey Paulos (50) share their experiences with loss, addiction, recovery, and their views on politics.

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Alexis McClean and Krista Marzewski

One Small Step conversation partners Alexis McClean (68) and Krista Marzewski (53) talk about addiction & recovery; better care for veterans; and how to come together in the midst of an ongoing pandemic.

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Teresa Suganski and Mary Claire Whelan

Teresa Suganski (61) and her daughter, Mary Claire Whelan (25), share a conversation remembering Mary Claire’s father.

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Philip Herzog and Bambie Wurzberger

Philip Herzog (25) interviews his coworker Bambie Wurzburger [no age given] about her journey through addiction, recovery, and impact at Cross Lines Distribution Center.

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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.

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Heber Tello and Hannah Baltz-Smith

Herbe "Philip" Tello (42) tells his friend, Hannah Balts-Smith (31), about his early conflicts with self-identity, a decade of struggling through addiction recovery, and his plans to become a nurse.

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...

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Erin Treece and Susan Pauley

One Small Step participants Erin Treece [no age given] and Susan Pauley [no age given] discuss their upbringing, moments they have experienced great kindness, how alcoholism has affected them and their families, and what brings them joy.

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Faithea Foster and Robert Hisel

One Small Step partners Faithea Foster (46) and Robert "Bob" Hisel (81) share what they learned from their families and how their upbringings influence their politics.

“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...

Becca Saunders and Wendy Brown

Wendy and I discuss her life as a teacher who has persevered through addiction and dealing with a disability. She shares how joy and playfulness are integral to her life now, and what has inspired her to become someone who...

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Carol Giovacchini and Deanna Calvin
November 30, 2021 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Carol Giovacchini (68) and Deanna Calvin (49) talk about the evolution of their political views and the importance of learning about other perspectives.

“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...

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Mary Connelley and John Biedebach

One Small Step participants Mary Connelley (63) and John Biedebach (54) discuss their careers in healthcare and the problems they see in the industry. They talks about their families and their relationship to religion. Mary and John also speak about...