Nolan Neal Overcomes Addiction And Performs Inspiring Original 'Lost' On AGT

In this inspiring performance, Nolan Neal shares his story of overcoming addiction and sings his original song ‘Lost’ on America’s Got Talent Nolan is a 39-year-old from Nashville, TN who has had his shares of difficulties throughout his life. “The reason I took this amazing opportunity to come here is so I can share a little bit of my story and what I went through,” Nolan says right before his audition. When he was 26 years old, Nolan’s dad took his own life after calling Nolan and telling him he was going to do it. “My dad, he was a good guy, but he was just unwell,” Nolan shares. “I felt like my dad loved me, but when it happened, I really felt like I didn’t matter that much. I was li

'A Disease of Isolation' | The Pandemic's Toll on Addiction Recovery Efforts

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — In Knox County, fighting addiction has been a problem for years. Since 2016,  more than one thousand people have died from suspected drug overdoses. It's a disease of isolation — one that leaders across East Tennessee have worked diligently to fight. For the first time since 2016, the number of suspected overdose deaths declined last year. Then came COVID-19. "I suspected when we had the stay-at-home orders that there probably would be an increase because we know from addiction, and what addiction does to people, that it is a disease of isolation," said Karen Pershing, executive director of the Metro Drug Coalition. Recovery meetings shifted online, but Pershing said it

Episode 68 "Keep the Faith"

Jason interviews Jamie Harper, who is Director of Faith Based initiatives in middle Tennessee. Jamie shares about his work in mobilizing fatih communities to help and respond to the addiction and mental health crisis happening in their own communities.

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