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S01 E10 – The Depths of Addiction


An Indiana man gives an honest response to what life is like living in the throes of addiction, and a woman in Wisconsin changes her life through recovery to be a role model for her kids.

Join us as J.R. and Kelsey discuss the impacts of addiction with a personal revelation for listeners.  


  1. Artificial Happinessman gives an honest response to what his life is like living in the throes of addiction
    Devin Thorp’s Story as told to Samantha Mattlin from “Facing Addiction in East Central Indiana.” Performed by Carl Frost.  
  2. Breaking CyclesA woman changes her life to help her kids and, ultimately, others. 
    An anonymous story as told to Cara W. and Jessica T. from “Behind the Faces of Criminal Justice in Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin: A Facing Project.” Performed by Laura Williamson. 

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Original air date: Jun. 24, 2019

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