Welcome to “My Pain, My Power,” a groundbreaking podcast collaboration by Northeast News and the Mattie Rhodes Center. This new series delves into the lives of troubled youth, sharing their stories to provide a unique perspective and an inside look at our community. Join us as we explore the challenges, resilience, and transformative power of personal narratives. In this thought-provoking series, we navigate the complexities of personal struggles, resilience, and the transformative power of storytelling. Hosted by Northeast News and the Mattie Rhodes Center, “My Pain, My Power” aims to shed light on the challenges faced by today’s youth while highlighting the strength and resilience that can emerge from adversity. 

In this episode, we dive into John’s story and his trials and tribulations in his efforts to overcome drug addiction at age fourteen after a nearly fatal overdose. Now, nearly eight months sober, John wishes to share his story of pain and reclaimation of his power. 

Click here for more information on the My Pain, My Power project.