“Um, that is a difficult question to ask because he started when he was about i’m going to say 18, 20 years old.”

Matthew: I’m a student at Stockton University and my name’s Matthew Kobierowski. So how long did it take for your family to realize your son had a substance abuse problem? Matthew: Mr. Armato’s son is still struggling with addiction. Mr....

April’s Story

April: Hello? Caroline: Hi April! April: Hey, how are you? Caroline: Good, how are you? April: I’m good, thank you. Caroline: Can you remember how or why you started misusing drugs and or alcohol? April: Um ok well, I was...

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 GOT INTO IT TOO

Me: who is it in relation to you that you have lost due to drugs? Carlos: my brother Me: Did they die suddenly or was it expected? Carlos: it was expected Me: did he try to get help? Carlos: all...

Shemar And Jason talk about life with an addiction

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...

“We all kind of got out of the town an got away from everything and he just stayed”

Amber: Hello Nicole Hi, who did you lose due to substance abuse? Amber: um so I actually have two different types of stories but, um so I lost my high school best friends to drug overdose and I also have...

Anthony tells Jenna how he feels about his father, “I realized I should have been treated a lot better for what I did for him.”

Hi my name is Jenna and I am gonna be interviewing my cousins boyfriend, Anthony. Hello. Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Uh my Dad. Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family...

“Our relationship is hard. Last year he got incarcerated for something that he did while he was under the influence… I don’t get to see him”

“So today I will be interviewing my friend, Cassandra Lorenzo and she has a family member who has been misusing alcohol. Umm, so Cassandra, who was the person misusing alcohol in your family?” “Um, my cousin Victor.” “Did he ever...

85% of the people that are addicted are born that way, they inherited the genes from their parents.

Transcript Kojo: Can you tell me about your childhood life? Dawn: My parents were easy on me when I was me, they never punished me for anything and I was a bad kid in school which eventually led to me...

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...

“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...

“I just can’t get that vision outta my head no matter.. what”

Lourdes- Who was the person misusing drugs in your family and what were they using? Jessica- My dad and alcohol. Lourdes- And how long were they using it for? Jessica- For about 23 years. Lourdes- Did they ever lie to...

“well very fundamentally someone died from it so it was the worst possible outcome.”
November 16, 2018 App Interview

My name is Theresa Bancheri and I am a freshman at Stockton University. I am interviewing my cousin who lost her dad, my uncle from drinking addiction. Me: How has this affected your family? Anonymous: Well very fundamentally, someone died...

“I wished I could’ve asked, like why go down that route, like what are they getting out of it.”
November 16, 2018 App Interview

Nino: Who was the person misusing drugs? Barbara: My uncle on my daddy’s side of the family. Nino: Did they ever steal from the family to get money for their addiction? Barbara: *Deep breath* Yes, they have every time so...

“It was scary to face my parents afterward definitely because they were you know, they were a mess.”

Emily: I’m Emily Fisk. I’m a student at Stockton University. I am interviewing Molly Ludwig recovering, right? Molly: Yeah. Yeah, recovering alcohol. So, first question what made you want to change your life? I basically my drinking out to the...

“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...

“My parents were concerned, worried, and they just wanted him to get help.”

Hello my name is Shadirah. Today is November 6 and I am interviewing my mother Teresa in reference to a family member dealing with a drug addiction. Me: who was the person in our family misusing drugs? Teresa: My brother....

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...

“He Knew He Was Going to Die, He Told Me.”

Me: My name is Dominique Francis: My name is Francis Me: Who is the person misusing drugs in your family? Francis: My grandfather actually abused of alcohol when he was very young. He didn’t think it would take effect until...

“I hated her … She wasn’t there for me the way an older sister should be.”
November 24, 2018 App Interview

“My name is Samantha and I will be interviewing someone who wants to be kept anonymous. Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? My older sister. Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family...

“Dad was passed out on the floor for three days straight.”
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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...

Addiction Interview #1

KP: Today I’m interviewing a close friend of mine on her older sisters heroin addiction. So, you we’re about three years old when your sister started using, is that right? NA: Yes, that’s right. I remember her being around here...

“…. to say that it didn’t impact me, would be a lie”

Interviewer: Who were the people in your life that had alcohol abuse — or drug abuse ? Anonymous: my aunt, my uncle, and my other uncle. Interviewer: And what happened with your aunt and two uncles? Anonymous: My aunt and...

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:...