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Karena - BAC O’Connor, Heroin Addiction, Crack Addiction, Alcoholism


Inexcess Personal Stories: Karena tells us how she was trapped by her addictions to heroin and crack, and how through the love for her baby daughter she was able to escape into a new life. With her time at BAC O’Conner,…

Stuart Honor, David McCollom: Inexcess Series 4 - Show 3


Part 1 - Stuart Honor The show starts with an inspirational performance from David McCollom singing one of his own compositions - “Sonnet of Love”. Stuart Honor is our main guest. George talks to Stuart about the reality behind the…

Lisa - BAC O’Connor, Heroin Addiction & Crack Cocaine


Inexcess Personal Stories: At 19 Lisa was six and a half stones, scoring crack cocaine and heroin three or four times a day and had been written off as an OD case waiting to happen. Three days after her father’s fiftieth…

Drugs, Prison & Recovery Revisited


Prison turning offenders into drug addicts - Illegal drugs are so widespread in prison that more inmates are leaving with an addiction to a substance than when they initially arrived. Overcrowding and staff shortages mean that prisoners are forced to…

Sharon - SHARP, Heroin Addiction, Cocaine Addiction, Alcoholism, Ecstasy use, Amphetamine Addiction


Inexcess Personal Stories: Sharon tells us of how her life has changed over the past 12 months, having battled addiction with alcohol and drugs her outlook on life is now a positive one. Like many people, Sharon came from an unstable…

Intuitive Recovery – a short cut to recovery?


Inexcess recently caught up with Peter Bentley the founder of Intuitive Recovery. Peter told us about the progress of Intuitive Recovery over the past 4 years and how it has grown from a few people in a room trying new…

Paul - HOMElink, Alcoholism, Amphetamine Addiction, Solvent Abuse, Domestic Violence, Prison


Inexcess Personal Stories: Paul had a violent upbringing which lead him to a life of crime, drug and alcohol abuse, prison and homelessness. Through work projects with HOMElink, and Skills in Partnership, Paul has turned his life around and is now…

Teenage Drug Addiction


Former alcohol and drug user Jack Osbourne visits the Promise Centre in Kensington, London; the only unit in England that offers the 12-Step Programme of recovery to teenagers. Many of the teenagers at the residential unit share their personal stories that…

Manchester Alcohol and Drugs Carers’ Focus Group Part 2


In Part two of our visit to the Manchester Alcohol and Drugs Carers’ Focus Group the discussion develops and covers a wide range of issues including what developments are needed for the future. The group is a mixture of carers…

National Tackling Drugs Week - County Showcase Lancashire, Part 2, Paul’s Story


There was a sting in the tale for the delegates at the Lancashire show case event. As Tom Woodcock began to deliver his final presentation about statistics a commotion broke out at the back of the room. Heads turned and…