Author: Jess Mador

Nothing I Wouldn’t Do: Grandparents of The Opioid Generation

Across the country, the opioid epidemic is pushing thousands of grandparents back into the role of parent as they step in to raise their grandchildren while their own children struggle with addiction, are incarcerated, or have died from a drug overdose.  The number of children living with grandparents, other relatives […]

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I’ve Always Wanted To Be A Mother: Starting Over After A Life On The Streets In Addiction

WYSO’s Recovery Stories series brings you intimate conversations from the heart of Dayton’s opioid epidemic. In this story, we meet Susan Fitzpatrick and Rebecca Thayer, mother and daughter who describe themselves as best friends. Their voices even sound remarkably alike. Rebecca, who friends call Becky, is 35 years old and […]

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