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Podcast #126 Holly Deane Johns | A Journey Through Hell and Back

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 Hope

Holly 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.

Holly Deane-Johns

Holly Deane-Johns' life story is a compelling narrative of resilience and redemption. From the depths of addiction and the despair of a Thai prison, Holly emerged with a powerful message of hope. Her experiences, detailed in her book "Holly's Hell: Seven Years in a Thai Prison," span the globe from Western Australia to Bangkok, offering a raw, unfiltered look at the consequences of drug addiction, the strength found in adversity, and the possibility of a second chance. Holly's journey is not just a tale of survival; it's a testament to the human spirit's capacity to overcome.

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