2022 Episodes

Shown here is the latest batch of episodes from Voices of Hope. The show is being expanded upon, with new and exciting content for 2022. Episodes are currently airing on Maine Public Television / Maine Public Broadcasting Station on Tuesdays at 8:00pm. Episodes will be uploaded here after their premiere date.

Episode 1

“Worked for me – at first”

Young people who recount how substances initially “worked for them”, whether they were fitting in and partying, dulling the pain caused by trauma, or just experimenting. Their early experience was mostly positive. Medical experts discuss the impact on the brain from substance use and our cast then explains how drugs and alcohol led to a slow descent into addiction.

Episode 2

“Descent Into Darkness & Choosing Recovery”

In Episode 2, our cast discusses full scale addiction and attempts at recovery.  Relapse is discussed as a likely component in any recovery program. Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) and 12 Step programs are highlighted as important factors for recovery and personal transformation

Episode 3

Impact on Families
Inspiration in Episode 3 comes from families who have been impacted by the death of loved ones. Meet these courageous people as they describe how they cope with their loss by serving others.

Episode 4

“ACEs & Resiliency”
Explores SUD in Native American Communities, drug courts and Adverse Childhood Events.

Episode 5

The Natural High
Explores how we can pursue natural highs in recovery and methods to counter-act anxiety in youth.

Episode 6

Life on the Street
Follow first responders and social service agencies as they try to meet the needs of the vulnerable homeless population in Portland.