Chelsey Cain and her mother Judith shared with Solutions Journalism: Covering Addiction their personal experiences with addiction–Chelsey as an individual now in long-term recovery, and Judith as the mother of someone with a substance use disorder. Judith attributes Chelsey’s nearly eight years of recovery to an 18-month sentence she served for selling stolen firearms for drug money, combined with the familial, community, and 12-step support she received while in prison and when she was released.
Jillian Bauer is an assistant professor of journalism in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. She teaches courses in design, multimedia, data and solutions journalism. Contact Jillian at email@example.com.