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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...

“No matter what she did or how much she loved him she wasn’t able to save him”

A sister shares memory of her brother one year after she found him alone in his apartment in critical condition. He passed away a few days later in the hospital after he and his family made the mutual decision to...

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...

"The strongest people even need help sometimes"

My name is Nikolle Vollmer and im interviewing subject c, for the storycorps project, this subject also wants to remain unanimous, now remember at any point in this interview if you want to stop or not answer anything this is...

“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...

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 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...

Jason James

Jason James Who was the person misusing drugs or alcohol in your family? My best friend drake. He misused and abused the use of alcohol. He was an alcoholic and it didn’t only affect our friendship but also his relationship...

Russell Paretzky interviewing Bob Zlotnick on recovery

This is Russell Paretzky interviewing Bob Zlotnick and you are in recovery Iam What is your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life? My pivotal moment was it was Saint Patrick's Day of 1986 and my grandmother...

High School Athlete Takes Wrong Turn

Hi, my name is Nick, I want to thank you for taking the time to interview with me about a sensitive topic of substance abuse. Who was it that you knew who was affected by substance abuse? Are they a...

"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...

“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...

"I lost the male figure in my life because of it and I feel like I lost a lot of protection"

Here we speak with a woman who has lost someone to drug abuse. Hi how are you today? I’m fine, how are you? I’m good. My name is Jy’Asia and I am aware that you have lost someone an addiction...

"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...

Nothing is being done because of the stigma.

Chad: Bill who was misusing drugs in your family? Bill: In my family, my youngest son Steven. Chad: how did you find out about his addiction? Bill: uhm… there were some red flags that went up my wife was doing...

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...

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...

“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...

Step Sister who lost her way

My name is Nick, I am here today with Sue to talk about a sensitive subject, so I want to thank you for joining me. Who was it that you knew that was a substance abuser or effected by substance...

Interview #3 Gwen

I talked today with Gwen about her past with substance abuse, and about her road to recovery. Bri: “What was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life?” Gwen: “ I was going in the wrong direction,...

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...

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...

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...

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

Subject C 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?” Subject C: “It was my older...