"Drugs can affect anyone, you may not see it but its there."

Hi my name is Nikolle Vollmer and im interviewing subject b who decided to be anonymous for the storycorps project, now just remember that any time during this interview you have the right to stop, not answer anything you don’t...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Mrs.Bowker

Mrs.Bowker speaks on behalf of her sons drug abuse. After all the hardships and struggles her family had faced while trying to cope with the addiction, today her family is as happy as can be and are looking forward to...

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:...

"I thought the way I was doing it was okay because I had a prescription"

To start you are a person in recovery correct? Yes. Okay. So to begin do you mind telling us what you were addicted to? Oxycontin and percocets. Okay, so what was the pivotal moment that made you want to change...

Chloe

Chloe is a student here at Stockton University. She grew up with a troubled family life, but has been able to power through and become independent. She has found her own place to live, away from the family members that...

Heroin Addiction: Ophthalmologist Point of View “Drug addicts per say can look like anyone”.

This is an interview with a Dr.Cheryl Mitchell M.D who is an ophthalmologist in private practice in New Jersey. She gives us insight on her experience with treating heroin addicts. Curtis: I’m interviewing Dr. Cheryl Mitchell M.D who is a...

“A super cool kid who we all wanted to hang out with” By Sebastian Bremer
November 15, 2018 App Interview

Me: I am Sebastian Bremer and I will be interviewing Evelyn Bremer, my sister, about a family member that was on drugs. Question 1: Me: Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Evelyn: My cousin Junior. Question 2:...

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...

Interview (1): "You're gonna stop when you're ready"

Jen: “Hi, so today I’m going to ask you a few questions. There’s about 10 of them. Um, so the first one is … what was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life?” B: “Um, probably,...

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,...

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...

Cops:behind the scenes

Jo- When inmates come into jail what does the jail to prepare for withdrawals when the go through them? Sgt. Bartelloni- There is no preparation but you have policy and procedure that if someone is identified that is actually going...

“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...