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'My Heart Still Beats' Part 1: Abbie

A drawn portrait of Abbie Holden.
Illustration: Janelle Sing | Design: Angela Evancie
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"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."

My Heart Still Beats logo. Text says VPR My Heart Still Beats, a project of Writers for Recovery and has illustrations of six people.
Credit Janelle Sing

In this episode of My Heart Still Beats, Abbie Holden talks about the beginning of her opioid addiction, the loss of her partner to an overdose and how she is finding her way to recovery.

Transcript: My Heart Still Beats, Part 1

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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