Melissa Rodriguez struggled to create a stable life at home for her son in the late 1990s. Today, he's a teenager and together, they've faced many challenges. Radio Diaries (left), David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Teenage Diaries Revisited: Mother And Son Listen To The Past

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In 1996, Josh Cutler took his tape recorder to high school, documenting his effort to live a normal life. Today, he also documents his efforts to live a normal life with a brain that often betrays him. Radio Diaries (left), David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Teenage Diaries Revisited: Growing Up With Tourette's

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Frankie Lewchuk had been a high school football star whose picture was in his hometown newspaper every week. Now, after struggling with a crystal meth addiction, he is trying to repair his life. Radio Diaries (left), David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Teenage Diaries Revisited: From Kicking A Football To Kicking Meth

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Joe Richman, founder and executive producer of Radio Diaries, tracked down some of the teen diarists from the 1990s and got updates on their lives. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Juan recorded his first diary at 18. He now lives in Colorado and is married with three children. Radio Diaries (left), David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Teenage Diaries Revisited: Living Life Under The Radar

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Amanda as a teenager (left). She now lives in Manhattan and works as a massage therapist. Radio Diaries (left), David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Teenage Diaries Revisited: A Gay Teen's Family, 'Evolved'

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