Collection Items

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    Chris Whitenack interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-10-01 Interview with Chris Whitenack about his experience with substance use disorder, his journey through recovery at Addiction Recovery Care in Eastern Kentucky, his training to be a peer support specialist, and his current work supporting the operations of Addiction Recovery Care.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Whitenack, Chris - Sharp, Ethan
    • Date: 2020
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    Ariel Appling interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-08-04 Interview with Ariel Appling about her experience with recovery, her training to be a peer support specialist, the different aspects of her work at New Vista, some challenges with being a peer support specialist, and her goals for her career.
    • Contributor: Appling, Ariel - Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan
    • Date: 2020
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    Rob Capley interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-09-29 Interview with Rob Capley about coming out as gay, his experience with substance use disorder and treatment, his participation in drug court, the work that he does as a peer support specialist in a women's treatment and recovery support facility, and the importance of peer support specialists in the recovery process.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan - Capley, Robert
    • Date: 2020
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    Kyle LeFeve interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-10-16 Interview with Kyle LeFeve about his experience with substance use disorder and recovery, the treatment process and peer support training at Addiction Recovery Care in Eastern Kentucky, the roles that peer support specialists play in the recovery process, and some of the challenges of being a peer support specialist.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan - Lefeve, Kyle
    • Date: 2020
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    Chad Helm interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-10-12 Interview with Chad Helm about his life and struggles with substance use, his religious influences and the near-death experience that started him on his path to recovery, his training as a peer support specialist, how he got hired at Isaiah House, and the work that he does for Isaiah House.
    • Contributor: Helm, Chad - Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan
    • Date: 2020
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    Walter Mullins interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-10-09 Interview with Walter Mullins about his journey through recovery, his involvement in working for substance use treatment centers in Ohio and his return to Kentucky, the purpose and work of a recovery community center, some problems with the peer support profession, and the behavioral heads needs of Manchester and the surrounding area in Eastern Kentucky.
    • Contributor: Mullins, Walter - Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan
    • Date: 2020
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    Charles Taylor interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-09-10 Interview with Charles Taylor about his substance use disorder, his recovery, the ministry that he created (called The Journey - a different kind of storybook), why he went through peer support training, and how he plans to use this training.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan - Taylor, Charles
    • Date: 2020
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    Tim Sanders interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-09-14 Interview with Tim Sanders about his life, his relationships, his substance use disorder, his journey through drug court and recovery, his involvement in the Hope Center (a treatment and recovery support center in Lexington, Kentucky), and his commitment to teaching classes about recovery and guiding other people through recovery.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan - Sanders, Tim
    • Date: 2020
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    Nicholas Kimberlain interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-07-27 Interview with Nick Kimberlain about growing up in Eastern Kentucky, his experience with substance use disorder and involvement with the justice system, how peer support specialists at Voice of Hope helped him in his recovery, his work at Voices of Hope, and his involvement in establishing a Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous group.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Kimberlain, Nicholas - Sharp, Ethan
    • Date: 2020
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    Shanda Dunn interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-07-29 Interview with Shanda Dunn about her life, her experience with substance use disorder as a young mother, her journey through drug court and recovery, being hired at Voices of Hope, starting recovery meetings especially for the LGBTQ community, and other aspects of her work at Voices of Hope.
    • Contributor: Dunn, Shanda - Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan
    • Date: 2020
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    Samantha Adams interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-08-03 Interview with Samantha Adams about her experience with treatment for substance use disorders and recovery, how she started working as a peer support specialist, her work at Voices of Hope and involvement in promoting harm reduction, and the differences between peer support specialists, sponsors, and recovery coaches.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Adams, Samantha - Sharp, Ethan
    • Date: 2020
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    Robert Acker interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-07-16 Interview with Robert Acker about his journey through recovery, how he became involved in the peer support profession, the challenges he faced as one of very few peer support specialists on staff at New Vista, the training and mentoring that he provides to other peer support specialists, and the stigma surrounding peer support specialists.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Acker, Robert - Sharp, Ethan
    • Date: 2020
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    Jason Mullins interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-02-19 Interview with Jason Mullins about his life and struggles with substance use, his experience with treatment and recovery, how he got involved in peer support work and training other peer support specialists, how the peer support specialist profession has grown and changed, and some of the problems in the profession.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan - Mullins, Jason
    • Date: 2020
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    Laura Sibert interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2020-11-10 Interview with Laura Sibert about her life, her experience with treatment and recovery, her work for Addiction Recovery Care before she began working for the Volunteers of America recovery community center, and her work at the recovery community center.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan - Sibert, Laura
    • Date: 2020
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    Taiwo Ogunbekun interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2021-05-26 Interview with Taiwo Ogunbekun about her involvement in the justice system, her experience with recovery, her training to be a peer support specialist, the work that she does as a peer support specialist for a recovery community center, and her plans and goals for her career.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Ogunbekun, Taiwo - Sharp, Ethan
    • Date: 2021
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    Dan Tremblay interview conducted by Ethan Sharp, 2021-06-24 Interview with Dan Tremblay about his experience with recovery, the different jobs that he has had, how he became involved in training peer support specialists, aspects of the training that he provides, and challenges that peer support specialists deal with in their work.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Sharp, Ethan - Tremblay, Dan
    • Date: 2021