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Special thanks to Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for its support.

Brothers & Sisters

  • Videographer & Editor: Roger Newton

Teens and young adults open up about their own substance use, tinged by the painful experience of loss, and their witness to drugs and alcohol taking their toll. “Having gone to parties and having done some of the things he has done, you always look at yourself and say, ‘Maybe that was me, or could have been me,’ reflected one of the survivors. “I thought I was smarter, I thought I was better, thought I was safer,” said another.

Their stories reflect a generation of youth coping with substance use.