New Recovery Voices: Tim Leighton & Gary Rutherford

Just wanted to let you know that we have added two new interviewees to our Recovery Voices website in the past month. My colleague Wulf Livingston interviewed Tim Leighton, formerly of Clouds House and Action on Addiction, and Gary Rutherford, Founder of ARC Fitness in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. I have edited these amazing interviews into a variety of films and written extended summaries.

Here are the summaries you can find on the Recovery Voices page of the present website:

Wulf Livingston interviews Tim Leighton, former Director of Professional Education and Research at Action on Addiction, about his remarkable career in the addictions field since 1985 as a counsellor, psychotherapist, researcher, teacher, and charity executive. Tim designed, co-developed and led the University of Bath Foundation Degree and B.Sc in Addictions Counselling, which was launched in 2004. He is one of the most inspirational and knowledgeable people I have met in the addiction recovery field. In addition to talking about his career, Tim also describes his early drug use and his involvement with NA in his early recovery. [12 Films, 87 mins]

In this interview, we capture a dynamic individual and rich community experience that encapsulates many of things that account for a successful and thriving recovery community. Gary Rutherford is Founder of ARC Fitness, an inspiring initiative that meets the needs of people in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The project is built around physical exercise and wellbeing, but is composed of so much more; education, groups, family services, programmes, community events, stigma campaigns, fund-raising activities, etc. Gary locates addiction and recovery in the context of traumatic experiences and cultural norms. [13 Films, 80 mins]

You can find the details of our other Recovery Voices interviews on the Recovery Stories website.