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...

Thomas Rhodes

My friend B suffers from addiction and I recount my interactions with my friend

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...

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...

The worst case of drug addiction

This recording involves an interview of a former addict, my cousin, Alex. He recounts the time when his twin brother Anton, overdosed on heroin. This is an emotional interview of how strong Alex remained in the times of grief. Through...

“It was one of the first times I had to deal with my own thoughts and feelings…”

This interview was conducted over Skype because Megan and I live over 2,000 miles away. We talk about who she is, what made her, and who she looks up to, the impact that religion, her peers, and her family have...

“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...

“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...

Heroin Addiction: Ophthalmologist Point of View “Drug addicts per say can look like anyone”.

This is an interview with a Dr.Cheryl Mitchell M.D who is an ophthalmologist in private practice in New Jersey. She gives us insight on her experience with treating heroin addicts. Curtis: I’m interviewing Dr. Cheryl Mitchell M.D who is a...

“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...

“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...

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...

“Looking back on the situation you realize that it really wasn’t your brother that you were fighting with, it was more of the drugs.”

Taylor: Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Stacey: My older brother. Taylor: I think this one might be a little bit hard to ask ... Stacey: No go ahead. Taylor: But do you believe that drugs did...

Russell Interviewing Nikolle about losing her brother

This is Russell Paretzky interviewing Nikolle Vollmer who is it in relation to you that you have lost to drugs was it sudden or was there signs of the issue all right there question is how has this changed your...

I hope that it is my physical body and not my mental body that takes me…

Lyndi Bahr interviews her grandmother, Barb Bach (77) and inquires about her lessons learned, her regrets and how she wishes to be remembered. Barb's son (Doug) struggled with heavy addiction that wrecked a havoc on his life for many years....

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....

Closing down smoking industries

Smoking is bad. Many people don’t truly understand the consequence of smoking till the end up sick. I believe the industries should be closed, but they too much of a profit that why even close it down?

“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...