Last year, I was interviewed by Huseyin Djemil of Towards Recovery for his ‘Journeys’ podcast. I was really pleased to be Huseyin’s first interviewee for his podcast, as I hold him and his initiative in high regard. It was also really nice to talk to him again, the first time in around 15 years.
The last time we had met was in London, at a time when I was working in the addiction recovery field. I had earlier developed a grassroots initiative, Wired In, focused on empowering people to overcome substance use and related problems. Now, Huseyin and I were communicating via Zoom, with me in Perth, Western Australia, and Huseyin in Henley, UK.
Huseyin Djemil is Senior Consultant and Trusted Advisor with 25+ years experience working in the substance use, addiction, recovery, social care, criminal justice, and not-for-profit sectors. He is Founding Director of Towards Recovery, which offers an open safe space for people in recovery from addiction and helps them find the right path for themselves. He started the Journeys Podcast last year because he believes strongly that the stories of recovering people need to be visible to give others hope.
Huseyin is also a person in long-term recovery from addiction. He describes himself as an ‘outsider that notices others on the margins and believes firmly that people in recovery are assets that make our communities stronger.’ I strongly agree with Huseyin’s view on people in recovery.
You can listen to my ‘The Power of Stories’ conversation with Huseyin, which lasted over 83 minutes, by clicking on the start bottom at the bottom of the Journeys Podcast page.
I have recently edited the Zoom video of our conversation into 12 film clips which I have posted to a new YouTube channel I have set up, Our Recovery Stories. Here are the titles, links and summaries of these 12 film clips.
You might find these clips of interest and value. I hope so. It was a real pleasure talking with Huseyin and I can’t wait to meet him again during my forthcoming trip to the UK. Finally, please subscribe to my Our Recovery Stories YouTube channel. I’ll be posting new film clips in the future.
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