Our host H Lee has a conversation with actor, advocate, mother, author of “My New Normal: A Mother’s Story of Love and Loss in the Opioid Epidemic,” Charla Bocchicchio. Hear the story of her witty, talented, and precocious daughter, Cassidy, who passed from a fentanyl overdose at only 22 years old. Follow Charla's journey of rising past her grief to continue with her advocacy and chosen profession.
They say lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice, but for Dustin Manning, Joe Abraham, and their community (the Heroin Triangle), it did. In this episode, H Lee has an extensive conversation with mother and advocate, Lisa Manning. Hear her talk about her smart, humorous, polite, and athletic son, Dustin, who passed from fentanyl poisoning at 18 years old. Both Joe from episode 5 and Dustin passed away on the same night, from different drugs that were laced with fentanyl, from the same dealer.
Our host H Lee has an extensive conversation with mother, advocate, member of grievingmoms.com, and teacher, Kathi Abraham. They discuss the story of her son, Joe, a creative, funny, talented, athletic, and outdoorsy 19-year-old, who passed away from OUD. Listen as Kathi describes the good and bad times living with Joe’s illness, the organizations she got involved with after her son’s passing, and the memorial scholarship named after him.
H Lee has a conversation with advocate, mother, state rep with The Recovery Advocacy Project, and author of “The Resilience Factor is Your Superpower,” Pattie Vargas. Hear the story of her son, Joel Mutch, a smart and creative young man, who she lost in 2017 due to Opioid Use Disorder.
H Lee has an extensive conversation with mother, teacher, volunteer, and advocate Kim Collier. They discuss the heartbreaking story of her daughter, Kirby, a strong, bright, hardworking 22-year-old, who passed away from a heroin/ fentanyl overdose. H Lee and Kim also delve into the struggles of the stigma that surrounds OUD.
H Lee has an extensive interview with parents, activists, and authors, John and Jude DiMeglio Trang. They discuss how stigma affected their son JL's struggle with addiction and how we can move forward, so others may have an easier time overcoming OUD.
Our host H Lee, AKA Harris Insler, shares an in depth conversation with his former student podcaster, Juli-Anne Sabino, host of "Move The Rock Podcast." This story sheds light on Opioid Use Disorder and how it affected him and his family. We hope to diminish the effects of stigma surrounding OUD.