Season 4

June 13, 2022

The Waiting, The Wearing-Through, and the Willingness

Just the memories and a microphone. No safety-net. Nothing to fall back on. Just like that decision to finally ask for help, some…

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June 1, 2022

Just a Dad from Akron

"Be the change that you want to be."   It was a seemingly simple decision to change schools that moved the momentum of a young …

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May 17, 2022

When It’s Time For the Hard Conversation

It's the front line of tomorrow's America, and being on the front lines can be tiring and messy. It can be lonely yet crowded and…

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May 10, 2022

A Hobby Turned To a Habit

“I just wanted to feel better. I didn’t want to feel bad.” These words from Summit County Domestic Relations Court Magistrate Ch…

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May 2, 2022

Rise Up: A Story of An Adult Child of Alcoholics

In childhood, Crissy Youngblood was surrounded by grown-ups who struggled and suffered from alcoholism and drug abuse. She is a s…

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April 26, 2022

Unicorns and Polka-Dots: A Song of Hope

At 24 years of age, most young people have moved in a career direction. Some have even chosen marriage. A few are giving birth an…

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April 18, 2022

Deep-Diving on Dual-Diagnosis

Mental Health Issues. Substance Use-Disorder. Each poses significant challenges for the person afflicted and the person tasked wi…

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April 11, 2022

Never Give Up

Athena Fleming has endured something that most people will never experience: the loss of a child to addiction.   In perhaps the…

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April 4, 2022

When the Shattered Pieces Come Together

“Trauma is not unusual. What’s unusual is not having somebody to help us move through it”.   April 23rd, 2019, may have been a …

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April 4, 2022

When the Shattered Pieces Come Together

“Trauma is not unusual. What’s unusual is not having somebody to help us move through it”.   April 23rd, 2019, may have been a …

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