Slamming the Stigma of Mental Illness

In this interview we talked about my uncle’s mental illness. He is bipolar. He is able to control himself but knows he is bipolar in certain situations.

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...

Slamming the Stigma of Mental Illness

I sat down with Brendan today to talk about his mental Illness. He suffers from depression. After going through all the questions he felt better about opening up to someone after the interview.

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,...

“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...

Slamming The Stigma of Mental Illness

In this interview we spoke with a woman who suffered from depression and how she seeked treatment.

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...

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...

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...

"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...

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...

"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....

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 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...

“I dont believe they knew how to deal with it”.
November 29, 2017 App Interview

Me: Who was the person misusing drugs? Interviewee: My brother was the person misusing drug. Me: When did you first realize that drugs were a problem for this person? Interviewee: After several months when his behavior became erratic, it was...

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....