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Jim Smith


Shows: Recovery Today

I was born in 1948 in South London, I was adopted and grew up in Croydon. During my adolescent years alcohol and drugs destroyed everything, including a budding music career. My parents both died whilst I was in my twenties. In October 1976, I went into ‘Pinel House’ the first rehab outside America. Since then I have been in recovery (drink and drug free) for 42 years.

From being unemployable, I have three careers, Social Work, Voice over artist, and musician. Twenty years ago I started a project where I travel to treatment centres, prisons etc., telling my story with music. Fours years ago I hosted a recovery radio show on ‘Croydon Radio’ so when the opportunity arose on UK Health Radio to host a recovery show, I jumped at it. I have three daughters and five grandchildren.

E-Mail: recoverytodaylondon@gmail.com

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