Interview #2 Kelsie

I had a talk with Kelsie about her life in substance abuse, and her journey in recovery. Bri: “What was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life?” Kelsie: “So, I was 31, I had been using...

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...

“A super cool kid who we all wanted to hang out with” By Sebastian Bremer
November 15, 2018 App Interview

Me: I am Sebastian Bremer and I will be interviewing Evelyn Bremer, my sister, about a family member that was on drugs. Question 1: Me: Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Evelyn: My cousin Junior. Question 2:...

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...

“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...

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...

“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....

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...

“So, um you know what I didn’t have or what I had lost I have regained.”

Me- So um what was one of the things that uh made you change like your decision, like change your ways from being to go into recovery? Him- Well in the spring of 1986. I was having a bad time...

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,...

“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...

“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...

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

Nicole So, 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 one of...

“You must want to change your own life”

what’s your name? Michele. Who was the person miss using alcohol? My friend. Did they ever lie and say that they didn’t have a problem or say that they will get help and didn’t? Yes, he said that he would...

“If they don’t want the help then it’s not going to make a difference”

Lauren-Okay who was the person misusing drug in your family? Bella-My dad. Lauren-Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family members? Bella-I don’t think that they lied as much as just admitting it was an addiction....

“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?...

“It just didn’t feel right to me so I just wanted to start a new leaf”

(Shane) Hello my name is Shane Wilborn. I️ AM a 19-year-old college student. Today is November 10th and I️ am interviewing my uncle Ricky in reference to a recovering drug addict for my story corps project. We are recording this...

“We kind of just found him drunk in his bed room one day and that’s when we knew like… he had a problem.”

Navoda: Hello um my name is Navoda Harris, mom are you there, you here? Mom: mmhmm, I’m here Navoda: Okay, so I’m going to be interviewing you today asking you a couple questions about um my grandfather and his alcohol...

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...

“I think everyone has those what if moments especially when you lose someone.”

Me: “Hi, my name’s Anthony Rapisardi, I’m a student at Stockton University and today, I’ll be interviewing my mom where her sister died in 2008 from an accidental drug overdose. So mom, did you or anyone else in your family...

” Love is the best medicine.”

I interviewed my aunt her name is Theresa Lane. She explains the life of her daughter, my cousin Jazmine T. Bryant and her use of drugs. // Transcript of interview: Le’onn: Hello my name is Le’onn Dickson I am an...

Her Disappearances Led to Her Overdose!

Carson: Hi Im Carson Shultz doing my uh storycorps project. Im talking to Brendan Burns about his cousin. Who is it in relation to you that you’ve lost to drugs? Brendan: Uh it was my cousin Marissa. Carson: Was it...