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Karen McGinnis - God gave me a reason to want to live

8/21/2018
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At age 37, after 20 years of battling the disease of addiction, Karen McGinnis found a reason to make a change and make it work -- the birth of her son. Now in long-term recovery, she says, "I’m a single, independent, fully self-supporting woman today. And it’s the most liberating thing I’ve ever experienced because there was a time in my life where I took advantage of the system. And I have overcome all of that."

Duration:00:07:42

Kim Manlove - Surviving the Worst Loss

8/14/2018
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Grief is an individual experience. When the Manloves' son, David, died from a drug-related event, Kim's feelings of guilt and shame overwhelmed him -- but it did not divide him from his wife.

Duration:00:09:44

Mariel Hafnagel: Grace & Luck

8/8/2018
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Mariel Hafnagel is the Executive Director of the Ammon Foundation. In longterm recovery since 2007, she knows the disease of addiction well. Grace and luck and a lot of compassionate support changed her life.

Duration:00:09:47

Faye Jamali: Doctor in Recovery

6/6/2018
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In 2007, Dr. Faye Jamali broke her wrist. What happened in the next few months jeopardized her career as an anesthesiologist and made her understand pain in a new way.

Duration:00:15:53

Dakota Ayers: Not My Job to Judge

5/22/2018
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As an emergency medical technician, Dakota Ayers has seen a lot of pain and illness, much of it related to opioid addiction. When he responds to call, his job is to provide care and transportation on the way to the hospital. He's not there to judge.

Duration:00:07:49

Bob Nicklas: A Lucky Man

5/2/2018
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Bob Nicklas: A Lucky Man by Drug Stories Project

Duration:00:06:20

Lisa Curtin: My Mom

4/30/2018
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In the late 1990s, Lisa Curtin's mother read about a new drug called Oxycontin, and then nothing was ever the same for Lisa or her family.

Duration:00:09:49

Jenny Beetz: You Can't Have Both

4/26/2018
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Jenny Beetz loved how heroin made her feel, but she appreciates the stability of her life without it.

Duration:00:09:34

Jenny Beetz

4/26/2018
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Jenny Beetz loved how heroin made her feel but she appreciates the stability of her life without it.

Duration:00:09:34

Episode 7

4/26/2018
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Latest episode of Drug Stories Project

Duration:00:09:34

Episode 7

4/26/2018
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Latest episode of Drug Stories Project

Duration:00:09:34

Ted Stout: Doctors

3/19/2018
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If he had continued to follow the advice of his doctor, Ted Stout might not be alive today. The prescribed opioids reduced the physical pain he suffered from Postherpetic Neuralgia -- until they made him much sicker. Then he took matters into his own hands.

Duration:00:09:37

Eric Whitaker: Listening to Learn

3/15/2018
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Eric Whitaker understands the destructive patterns and habits that can rule life. And he's figured out a way to break his. He's clean and he's sharing his story.

Duration:00:07:03

Capt. Tyrone Collington: Saving Lives

2/21/2018
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Capt. Tyrone Collington is the commander of Takoma Park, MD's patrol division. His #1 mission is to save lives. Sometimes that entails the use of a powerful tool called Narcan.

Duration:00:04:53

Andy Viner Seiler: Withdrawal

2/15/2018
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Andy Viner Seiler: Withdrawal by Drug Stories Project

Duration:00:07:06

Bob Nicklas: A Lucky Man

2/13/2018
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Bob Nicklas: A Lucky Man by Drug Stories Project

Duration:00:06:02

Anne LeVeque: Insidious

2/13/2018
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Anne LeVeque: Insidious by Drug Stories Project

Duration:00:07:07