December 14, 2018

SOBER: Stories Of Recovery And Hope From Indiana - Part 2

SOBER: Stories Of Recovery And Hope From Indiana - Part 2


James, who asked to only be identified by his middle name, tried Oxycontin for the first time when he was in college. Now in recovery, he works as a paramedic, often responding to overdose victims who need to be revived using the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone.

James shared his story during a live storytelling event hosted by the Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition in partnership with Side Effects Public Media at WFYI on Aug. 14, 2018.


This story was produced by Matt Pelsor. On Monday, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m. tune into 90.1 WFYI for an hour-long special on these stories.

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