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Joel Was Mixed Up

Roberto Martinez

Joel Rivas was mixed up. When he was a young man working in food service, he was binging on drugs and alcohol, and living a very night owl sort of life. But after yet another job bounced him for drugs, he knew it was time to get it together.

Fast forward 20 years, and Joel has it together. He has a family, a career, and a bank account with money in it. But things are souring. 

Again, in a crisis, Joel retreats to regroup. Here is his story: 

This story was recorded 11.13.18 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Trapped" show. If you have a story Worth Repeating email us at WorthRepeating@tpr.org.WorthRepeating@tpr.org

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org