12 episodes

Heroin Uncut is a blunt, honest look at the opioid crisis.

Recovering drug addict Jay Lassiter believes truth is a powerful tool — and one we need to fight back against the political interests, social pressures and lack of understanding that make this crisis worse every day.

Heroin Uncut is a special project of NJ1015.com and Townsquare Media. New full episodes every Monday. Get more information — and resources — at HeroinUncut.com. Follow HeroinUncut on Twitter and Facebook @HeroinUncut.

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Heroin Uncut is a blunt, honest look at the opioid crisis.

Recovering drug addict Jay Lassiter believes truth is a powerful tool — and one we need to fight back against the political interests, social pressures and lack of understanding that make this crisis worse every day.

Heroin Uncut is a special project of NJ1015.com and Townsquare Media. New full episodes every Monday. Get more information — and resources — at HeroinUncut.com. Follow HeroinUncut on Twitter and Facebook @HeroinUncut.

    Addiction in New Jersey: I'm out of f---ing hope

    Addiction in New Jersey: I'm out of f---ing hope

    I'm Jay Lassiter, a former IV drug user who found the grace to amend my life. For 12 episodes of "Heroin Uncut: The Truth About the Crisis," I've been sharing not only my own stories, but those of people on the frontlines of our statewide battle against addiction.

    It was originally my intention to end this series on a hopeful note. But here’s the thing: I'm not hopeful. Not even a little bit.

    Heroin Uncut is a special project of NJ1015.com and Townsquare Media. New full episodes every Saturday.

    Get more information — and resources — at HeroinUncut.com. Follow HeroinUncut on Twitter and Facebook @HeroinUncut.

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    • 7 min
    Addiction is a definitely a disease — Why this addict is so sure

    Addiction is a definitely a disease — Why this addict is so sure

    Is addiction to drugs a disease? How about alcohol dependence? It’s an ongoing debate in the media, around kitchen tables, and online — Especially with with New Jersey's opiate crisis getting more and more out of control.

    I know my answer. But I want to be clear: Heroin addicts who won’t admit the role they played in their own misfortune will not succeed in recovery. 

    Heroin Uncut is a special project of NJ1015.com and Townsquare Media. New full episodes every Saturday.

    Get more information — and resources — at HeroinUncut.com. Follow HeroinUncut on Twitter and Facebook @HeroinUncut.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    Rehab, jail and hard truths: What addicts say we don't understand

    Rehab, jail and hard truths: What addicts say we don't understand

    Rehab, jail and hard truths: What addicts say we don't understand

    Vince, Erik and Brian are on their way to being addiction success stories. They're each working hard to put their lives back together after years of drugs and poor choices — and they're getting a lot of help.

    But they also know how the system can fail people like them. 28-day rehab "oil changes?" Useless. Jail? Destructive. Love and support? Hard to find, but when you do, life-changing.

    Heroin Uncut is a special project of NJ1015.com and Townsquare Media. New full episodes every Saturday.

    Get more information — and resources — at HeroinUncut.com. Follow HeroinUncut on Twitter and Facebook @HeroinUncut.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 56 min
    Marijuana vs opioids — the legal one kills

    Marijuana vs opioids — the legal one kills

    What is the matter with our drug policy?

    Under federal law and in many U.S. states, marijuana remains illegal — even though it's far safer than many of the substances we can all get our hands on. Fake an injury and a few hours later, you can have a handful of perfectly legal opioids that start you on a deadly path to addiction.

    In this episode of Heroin Uncut: The Truth About the Crisis, Jay Lassiter explores the contradictions that kill in our drug policy.

    More episodes, videos and info at HeroinUncut.com. Follow HeroinUncut on Twitter and Facebook @HeroinUncut

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    • 17 min
    Taking note on addiction — Hard lessons from NJ journalists

    Taking note on addiction — Hard lessons from NJ journalists

    Addiction has touched so many lives throughout New Jersey — and some of those bringing stories of the state's opioid crisis know that better than others. In this edition of Heroin Uncut, we connect with reporters who've done groundbreaking work inspired in part by their own addiction journeys and those of the people around them.

    More episodes, videos and info at HeroinUncut.com. Follow HeroinUncut on Twitter and Facebook @HeroinUncut

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    • 25 min
    Carter Stone was 'better than the addiction' — but it killed him anyway

    Carter Stone was 'better than the addiction' — but it killed him anyway

    Carter Stone was a Jersey boy.

    And when he died of a heroin overdose at the age of 32, his grieving family was predictably distraught — like any other family in their position would be. But what's different about this family is the message it left behind.

    But it's his obituary — and the frank tale it told of a man in recovery who made one horrible choice — that caught our attention. 

    More episodes, videos and info at HeroinUncut.com. Follow HeroinUncut on Twitter and Facebook @HeroinUncut

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Great podcast!

I have tried out a few different drug podcasts and besides this podcast and The Daily Addict, the rest are garbage thus far. Thank you for doing it right. This is a good podcast. For those that are complaint about the ads, forget about them, most of ya understand you have to get paid one way or another. Keep up the good work! It’s very much appreciated 💜💜💜

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Excellent

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