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Vinny - Pierpoint, 12 Step Programme, Drug Addiction


Vinnie talks about his desire to stop using and his time at Pierpoint in their 12 step programme. He describes his mind as a washing machine, constantly churning over thoughts, the skills he has learnt in the programme help him rationalise…

Nick Ross, recovery in prison.


An opportunity to see in full Ed Mitchell’s interview with Nick Ross Director of Offender Learning at Goals UK. Nick talks about addiction and recovery and people turning their lives around while spending time at Her Majesty’s pleasure.

Drug Worker Share


Ed Mitchell is joined in the Inexcess studio by six professional drug workers, to talk about their professions in a group share. Part 1 - At the coal face. The first part of our drug workers share sees the participants talking…

Steven - BAC O’Connor, Heroin Addiction, Prison


Inexcess Personal Stories: Steven, a truck driver by profession tells us how his life spiralled out of control after his criminal lifestyle landed him in prison. It was during his time inside that Steven became addicted to heroin, a substance that…

Service Users Share


This is the first in a series of discussions involving service users, service providers, service managers and commissioners of services. Ed Mitchell chairs a share between six service users who are at various stages of recovery. Our contributors have a wealth…

Rob - BAC O’Connor, Cannabis & Heroin Addiction


Inexcess Personal Stories: Rob tells us how he escaped a chaotic life of crime and addiction through listening to others in group therapy whilst in prison. Initially through voluntary work and then working as criminal justice worker, Rob has rebuilt his…

Richard - BAC O’Connor, Alcoholism


Inexcess Personal Stories: Growing up in a household with a family of drinkers, Richard recently found his own drinking slipping out of control. Out of work, on probation and living with a partner who also drank, he realised he had to…

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Revisited


Here, we take the opportunity to revisit the topic of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), first covered in series three. PTSD is a debilitating condition that can develop as the result of experiencing a severely traumatic event. In the above film,…

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…