Huseyin Djemil says, in relation to something written in Andy Partington’s book Hope in Addiction: ‘The real deal in recovery is being bitten by the spider, is having that internal transformation somehow, that makes you look at everything differently. And it changes you.’ And if you haven’t watched the film yet, can you can guess who provides the tools, metaphorically speaking?
David McCartney points out that people who have come through adversity, like a serious drug or drinking problem, have lessons which are useful for other people who face adversity of one form or other.
James Deakin states in relation to recovery that, ‘Growth happens outside of your comfort zone, so you’ve got to stretch yourself on a regular basis. You’ve got to take yourself to places where you feel uncomfortable…’
And in reponse to a question from Wulf about how she feels these days, Wendy Dossett says, ‘I am flourishing in many, many ways. I might not have all the things I wanted out of life… but who does?’
And what better way to finish this short film than the following quote: ‘When you are sitting with a bunch of hopeful people who are absolutely convinced that you can move forward from the dark space you’re in, it’s really hard to resist that…’ David McCartney