Krysten’s Story

Krysten’s Story

"I was born into the chaos of addiction. Back in the 80s when I was born, my biological father was in prison and struggled with addiction. When I was six months old, I was taken from my parents and put into the foster system." When I was three, I was adopted into a...

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Seth’s Story

Seth’s Story

"In May of 2016, my dad overdosed on heroin. He was a very helpful, caring person, so I know he would want me to tell his story, to get the information out there for other people." I'm a pretty normal teenage boy. I live with my mom and my grandma. My mom works in...

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Jason’s Story

Jason’s Story

"I started out with a good, stable family life. I had two parents, I was raised right, I wasn’t really spoiled. I never even touched alcohol or marijuana until I was 18 years old. When I was 18, I started smoking a little bit of weed and drinking here and there. I...

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Charlene’s Story

Charlene’s Story

"Jeremy definitely partied in high school, with just alcohol and marijuana. He went on to play division 1 sports in college. Again, there was a lot of recreational use on the weekends. He stayed eligible for sports, though. Jeremy would say he never really thought he...

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Victor’s Story

Victor’s Story

"I’m in a family of immigrants from Italy. One side was from Italy, my mother’s from Sicily. That caused conflict in my family, a lot of conflict. There was a lot of drinking in my childhood. There was violence and I didn’t know it at the time, but years later, I...

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Jess’s Story

Jess’s Story

"I grew up in a middle class family. My father was an alcoholic, but he was what you would call a functional alcoholic. I had super loving parents. I got everything that I needed/wanted." I first started using alcohol at the age of 11 just because it was in the house....

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