"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."
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In this episode of My Heart Still Beats, we meet Sally Greeno. Sally's son Tyler struggled for years with addiction to both opiates and alcohol. But according to Sally, his troubles began from his earliest years in school.
My Heart Still Beats is a project of Writers for Recovery and Vermont Public Radio. The series features conversations and original writing from Vermont's recovery community: people in recovery from substance use disorder, and people helping those in recovery rebuild their lives.
Explore the full six-part series, and find a broadcast schedule, here.
My Heart Still Beats has support from the VPR Innovation Fund, and SB Signs. This series was produced by Bess O'Brien and Gary Miller, with editing by Erica Heilman and music by Brian Clark.
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