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Podcast #126 Holly Deane Johns | A Journey Through Hell and Back The Good Girl Confessional

TW: This episode features conversations about drug use, addiction and suicide.In an intimate and revealing conversation, Sandy Lowres sits down with Holly Deane-Johns, author of "Holly's Hell: Seven Years in a Thai Prison," to delve into Holly's harrowing journey from addiction to redemption. Holly shares her firsthand account of the challenges she faced growing up in a dysfunctional family in Western Australia, her descent into heroin addiction, and the life-altering consequences that led to her incarceration in a Thai prison.This episode explores Holly's transformation within the prison walls, her battle with mental health, and her eventual path to becoming a qualified social worker and counsellor, dedicated to helping others navigate the complexities of addiction and recovery.Finding Light in the Darkest Places: Holly Deane-Johns' Story of Survival and HopeHolly Deane-Johns discusses the profound impact of her experiences on her life and the lives of those around her.From the loss of loved ones to the depths of despair in a foreign jail, Holly's story is a powerful reminder of the human capacity for resilience. She reflects on the significance of her relationship with Stephen Wallace, their mutual journey towards sobriety, and the poignant moments leading up to Stephen's passing. Holly's narrative is a raw, unvarnished look at the realities of addiction, the importance of support and understanding, and the ever-present possibility of redemption and change.
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