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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...

Mother and daughter talk about substance misuse and how it has affected their family.

Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? The person was my brother. Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family members? Yes, to all of us. Yes, they did. Did you or anyone else...

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...

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...

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...

"Praise their bravery for going through their battle"

John Doe had grown up with what he knew as the best grandparents ever, but how they got that title was a lot of hard work done through rehab programs and meetings for the sake of their lives and family....

"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...

"The biggest scare was when he drank himself into a coma"

Jane Doe lost her brother to cancer but his excessive drinking turned into an addiction is said to have played into his passing. There was a lot of heart attack within the family during this difficult time in her life,...

"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...

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...

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...

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...

" I asked god to heal me and he did"

Here we hear the story behind someone in recovery. Hello how are you doing today? I'm fine, how are you? I’m good thankyou. I’m aware that you are a person in recovery and I'm going to be asking you a...

“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...

…Although this whole situation happened, it doesn’t change how I see him as a person

Subject A, wishing to remain anonymous, talks about her experience with a coworker who struggled with an addiction Rhian: “Who was the person in your life misusing drugs?” Subject A: “Uh, it was a close friend of mine at my...

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...

"At the time, that was my option. I wanted to be able to feed my kid. Ya know, put gas in my car. Have a car, ya know things like that"

Niece speaks with aunt about substance abuse and how it dramatically affected every aspect of her life. What was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life? Uhm, well I guess we’ll go by the last time....

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 see a lot of sadness which I turn into personal gratitude for the gift of sobriety"

Missy Middlesworth works for Atlantic County Prevention Center where she explains the types of programs her facility offers to help anyone who is suffering from any type of substance use disorder. Missy is here to help people out there and...

"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...

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...

“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...