8 episodes

A six-part series from Writers for Recovery and VPR, featuring conversation about addiction and original writing from the recovery community around Vermont.

My Heart Still Beats Vermont Public Radio

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 27 Ratings

A six-part series from Writers for Recovery and VPR, featuring conversation about addiction and original writing from the recovery community around Vermont.

    Bonus Episode: Voices From The Series

    Bonus Episode: Voices From The Series

    What role does storytelling have in addressing the opioid crisis? In March, Vermont Public Radio hosted a gathering at the Turning Point Center of Burlington to talk through that question with the team behind My Heart Still Beats .

    • 1 hr 19 min
    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 1: Abbie

    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 1: Abbie

    "When you have anxiety, or chronic depression, your mind is constantly going. And I tried opiates and realized that my brain was just quiet for a little bit."

    • 15 min
    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 2: Sally

    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 2: Sally

    "When you're told over and over, 'Your child's a problem child — he's bad, he's bad, he's bad, he's bad!' ... You believe your kid's bad."

    • 13 min
    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 3: Mark

    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 3: Mark

    "There were three things you could be good at: fighting, drinking or sports. So, I stink at sports. I can't fight. But I guess I can drink."

    • 10 min
    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 4: Mike

    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 4: Mike

    "You’re right, I probably do deserve to be in jail the rest of my life. Or, I do deserve to give my life for hers. But since I can’t, let’s save somebody else’s life."

    • 14 min
    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 5: Emergency Room

    'My Heart Still Beats' Part 5: Emergency Room

    "I think in the past, people would say, 'Look. People don’t want to talk about this.' ... And the truth is, people want to talk about this stuff, if you give them the right forum."

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

dawgman ,

Exceptional!

As someone struggling in recovery myself, I identify strongly with these people. I especially encourage those with loved ones suffering from this disease to listen. There is a lot to be learned from these stories.

Kudos to the production team and the people who told their stories!

Blarnsing ,

Illuminating and sensitive

My Heart Still Beats does an incredible job showcasing the stories and raw experiences of those who know more about addiction and recovery than any of us who haven't experienced it could ever imagine. Done with a very light touch, and they obviously make the interviewees feel very comfortable and safe given how honest they are. Wonderful job shining light on an important and urgent issue.

Lenox M. ,

Yes!

Finally a podcast that tells my story and my voice. Thank you! #Bravo

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