Fixed Lives




 and Adelle Howells, Paul Lloyd,

Cyril and Laura Wilding, Chaz Homewood, Brian Porter, John Wilson, Paul and Julie Innes, John Edwards, Lisa Oyebande, Rod Williams



Format: Paperback

Size: 198mm x 129mm

Pages: 244

Release Date: May 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN: 9781910786260


Barry Woodward was a heroin addict for fifteen years. In 1995, a sequence of extraordinary circumstances changed his life forever. His life was ‘fixed’. Subsequently, he founded a charity called Proclaim Trust. In 2013, Proclaim Trust hosted the first Fixed Conference. This conference was geared towards addicts, ex-addicts, recovering addicts, and those with a heart for addicts. It was the first conference of its kind, with hundreds attending from all over the United Kingdom.

Fixed Lives is a collection of stories about people who were once caught up in the cycle of addiction, but whose lives have been truly fixed. It provides intriguing and sometimes shocking insights into these individuals’ lives – real lives that have been totally changed.


Barry Woodward is the author of the bestselling book Once an Addict and founder of the charity Proclaim Trust. Barry Woodward grew up in Manchester, where he got drawn into the drugs scene, taking cannabis, amphetamines and LSD. This led to a life of heroin addiction and drug dealing. After being dependent on heroin for fifteen years and spending a number of terms in prison, Barry had what he describes a 'religious experience', which resulted in his life being totally transformed. This led to him becoming an evangelist. Since then, he has become a contemporary communicator who is humourous, passionate and inspirational. 

Each year, he speaks at approximately 130 events, and occasionally contributes to discussions related to drug issues on the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky TV. He and his wife Tina are members of the Bridge Church, Bolton, Greater Manchester.

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