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Yana Khashper -Filling the Void

10/11/2018
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As a social worker, Yana Khashper knew how to connect people struggling with mental health and addiction issues with the resources they might need. But for many years, there was a disconnect when it came to helping herself. Now in long-term recovery, Yana and her partner run ROCovery Fitness in Rochester, New York.

Duration:00:12:07

Sicily Owings -I Work at a Methadone Clinic

9/27/2018
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At the methadone clinic where she works, Sicily Owings hears from clients about the relationship between trauma and addiction in their lives. She also knows about it firsthand.

Duration:00:07:40

Isabel Landrum - Working on Myself

9/20/2018
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“This is what addiction does. It takes everything from us.” In recovery since, 2015, Isabel Landrum is working on getting her life back as she helps others at a detox and treatment center in Southern California.

Duration:00:04:01

Eric Sterling - Inside the War on Drugs

9/13/2018
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In 1979, 30 year-old Eric Sterling went to work for a Democrat-led House committee tackling crime. A year later, Ronald Reagan won the White House and Republicans won the Senate. An epic battle for political control consumed much of the rest of that decade, and Sterling was in the middle of it, tasked with drafting the mandatory minimum sentencing policy. Now he has spent the last 30 years speaking out against the repercussions and cynicism of the drug policy he helped enact and the...

Duration:00:16:40

Angel Traynor - Recovery Housing

9/7/2018
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From her own experience, Angel Traynor knew that if you don’t give someone a structured place to go after treatment and send them back into their old environment instead, they are at a high risk to relapse. So she stepped in with Serenity Sistas housing, a safe haven for up to 47 people in recovery.

Duration:00:09:57

Terry Brent - Music Therapy

8/31/2018
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Everyone's journey of recovery is different but finding the strength, courage and hope to share your feelings is integral to living life to the fullest without drugs and alcohol. In South Florida, musician Terry Brent leads clients through a song-writing, recording and performing process that boosts them on their personal journey. Featuring the song, Piece of My Heart, by S.

Duration:00:06:58

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, and together they have found acceptance.

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

Bob Nicklas: A Lucky Man

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

Duration:00:06:02

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: 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: 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: 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

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