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...

“Things aren’t all that bad.”

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...

“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...

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...

…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...

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...

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...

Interview #1 Jacob

Today I talked with my friend Jacob about his experience with an old friend/roommate who abused drugs. Bri: ‘My name is Bri Richman and today I am doing an interview with Jacob Mathis, who is a friend of mine. Who...

“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....

“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...

"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....

Interveiw John Armato

John Armato (friend or family member in recovery) Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? My son Derek Almato, who lives in South Carolina Did they ever lie about their addiction to any family members? Yes, “I’m not...

“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...

“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...

“It was hard to watch, it was somebody that you love and care about abuse their body like he was.”

Me: Okay, who was the person in your family that was using drugs? Joe: That would be my father, he was using alcohol, abusing alcohol. Me: Okay, did they ever lie or try to hide the truth about their addiction?...

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...

Addiction Interview #2

KP: This morning I’m with my friend’s sister, speaking a bit with her about her heroin addiction. I’d actually like to ask you about what you think the hardest thing about addiction is? NA: Well, when I relapsed after getting...

"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...

Jason James

Jason James Who was the person misusing drugs or alcohol in your family? My best friend drake. He misused and abused the use of alcohol. He was an alcoholic and it didn’t only affect our friendship but also his relationship...

“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...

“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...

Isaiah interviews his mom on her addiction “now it’s not fun its necessary”
November 19, 2018 App Interview

Hi, my name is Isaiah, I will be interviewing you today. (laugh) Hi Isaiah, I'm Shonda. Can you remember why, and who you started misusing drugs with? I started misusing drugs at a very young age um with a cousin,...

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...