"I wish he could understand how much he hurt all of us in the family" by Alyssa Leto

Stockton University student Alyssa Leto interviews her mother, whose father suffered from substance use disorder.

Jesse and Randi talk about the experiences Randi has learned through AA. “What does living on life’s terms mean to you?”

Randi, Jesse's mom is a recovering addict of various substances and went through AA and other organizations to help her get through her addiction. She has learned many lessons from AA, including "living life on life's terms," and feels that...

Donald Harner and Amy Akao

One Small Step conversation partners Donald (Don) Harner (51) and Amy Akao (41), talk about their experiences on September 11, 2001 (this interview was conducted September 11, 2021), what the idea of “equality” means to them, and how the events...

“They grew up with her being that way…..and then we grew up with her being that way.”

Kierre- Can you tell me who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Destiny- Well...there were a number of people, like my aunts, my uncles. Like my grandmother. Kierre- Did she ever lie about her addiction to any of...

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,...

“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...


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...

“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....

…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...

Life struggling with addiction, with Kendra Rose and Chloe Lemoine.

In this interview we discussed what addiction is like and how Kendra has struggles with addiction most of her adult life.

Jason McConnell and James Dean

One Small Step Conversation partners Jason McConnell (43) and James "Jim" Dean (76) share their stories about adolescence, rebellious teen years, their journey to seminary studies and how those studies led them down different paths.

From 1984 to Now

My dad and I talk about his disability, and how his life is since becoming disabled.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected addiction in America?

Jose Sanchez speaks to us on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected social and familial relationships, his socioeconomic status, and his drug addiction.

Derick McGhee and Gregory Lakin

One Small Step partners Derick McGhee (35) and Gregory Lakin (63) share a conversation about their work, their faith, and their community. They discuss issues prevalent to rural Kansas such as addiction, isolation, and climate change.

RP Interview U101

An interview with a high school senior about her sobriety after meth addiction.

"You never know when somebody's gonna OD" by Shauna Deming

[Shauna]: Okay. The first question is, who is it in relation to you that you've lost to drugs? [Interviewee]: Um, my nephew, who is like a son to me, called me mom. My children thought it was his brother for...

Thomas Barlow and John Amoroso

Thomas "Tom" Barlow (39) and One Small Step partner John Amoroso (45) share their challenges being divorced fathers of daughters, and their learning process around the changing language and mores regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

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...

From battling addiction to trying to be the best mom, I’m really proud I didn’t give up.

Oyuny Bahena speaks with nurse Regina Vittore about her journey -- from battling heroin addiction and homelessness while pregnant to becoming the strong mom she is today. She credits her Nurse-Family Partnership nurses that stuck with her and guided her...