“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...

“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...

“She’s not allowed to be left alone in her own house. Someone always has to be with her. She always has to be insight of another person”

Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? My cousin misuses drugs in my family. Did they ever lie about their addiction to any of the family members? Yes, she lied to the whole family during her addiction, and...

“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....

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....

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?

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Rich

Rich, a longtime resident, of Tacony is now caretaker an abandoned and overgrown citygarden in Keystone Park. Working his whole life as a contractor and 22 years in recovery, Rich talks about his experiences living through addiction to then building...

“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...