Our First Recovery Voice: Huseyin Djemil

Wulf Livingston, from North Wales, and I have developed a new initiative called Recovery Voices. We will be interviewing people in recovery from addiction, as well as their recovery friends, and creating a series of short films focused on a number of themes. These short films will eventually become part of a new Recovery Voices section of the website.

The first of our Recovery Voices interviewees is Huseyin Djemil from Henley-on-Thames in the UK. Some of you may remember that I was the first participant in Huseyin’s Journeys Podcast which is available on the Towards Recovery website.

I have edited a series of 15 short films (totally nearly 90 minutes) to from Huseyin’s Voice which can currently be found in the Resources section of the website. Huseyin talks about the recovery community he developed, Towards Recovery, describes some of his work as a freelance consultant in the addiction field, and reflects on various themes related to addiction recovery and treatment. He is in long-term recovery from an addiction to Class A drugs. 

Here is the first of the 15 films. Links to the remainder of the films can be found here.

1. Personal Introduction [5’25”]
Huseyin Djemil  is in long-term recovery from an addiction to Class A drugs. He is a freelance consultant in the addiction field who has often been commissioned to help charities working in the treatment system to overcome their problems. He also runs Towards Recovery, a recovery community in Henley-on-Thames, UK. Huseyin has previously worked for government in the prison system, and in various capacities within the addiction treatment system. This is the first of 15 film clips from an initial interview with David Clark. 25 March 2023.