Towards Recovery

Huseyin Djemil has extensive media experience across national and local TV & radio including BBC News, Channel 4, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Oxford. He is available to comment on the following areas:

  • Drug & alcohol addiction
  • Living in recovery from addiction and helping others make progress in their own recovery
  • Improving / developing drug and alcohol services e.g. single services, groups of services (public, private and charity / third sector)
  • Working with commissioners to improve / develop commissioned services, make them recovery focused, save money, improve outcomes & develop bespoke payment by results
  • Reducing the supply of drugs – working with police force areas and linking supply reduction activity into treatment outcomes
  • Prisons – drug & alcohol treatments services and supply reduction in prisons
  • Linking recovery to entrepreneurial activity
  • Bringing together and working with different strands of recovery including faith based and secular
  • Legal highs
  • Residential rehab
  • Community initiatives

For all press enquiries / media opportunities and invitations, email

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Laughter is the best medicine

Listen to Huseyin on BBC Oxford with Kat Orman talking about the Towards Recovery comedy course

“We help people by identifying their skills and abilities and building their support network. We know that this strengthens a person’s recovery journey and gives them the best chance to succeed.”

Addiction recovery help service revamped Henley Standard

“Prisons are among the most secure places in the country, yet they are awash with illegal drugs. How do these get in?… Mr Djemil has made his own calculation of the market. He estimates there are 40,000 problem users in prison at any one time – that’s about one in two of all inmates in England and Wales”.

Why can’t we stop getting drugs into prisons? BBC News

“Drugs worth £100million are being smuggled into prisons each year and the government has no grasp of the scale of the problem, a new report warns today. Huseyin Djemil, former head of the prisons drug treatment service, criticised the government’s ‘reactive’ and ‘inadequate’ approach, saying it was more interested in ‘managing the problem than eradicating it”.

£100m drugs in prisons Metro