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Families are Meant to be Together
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Families are Meant to be Together

“I spent 5 years in prison for a drug offence. Being in prison strained my relationship with my family – it was as though I was handcuffed and unable to scratch the back of my neck when it was itchy – I couldn’t do anything. My wife and I got divorced and I could only...

Drug-free till the day I die
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Drug-free till the day I die

“Two years ago, I was released from my last sentence. The months following my release was the true test for me as I had to resist the temptation of drugs. Whenever I saw friends from my past, I would quickly evade them. But this was when I knew I was changing, because the past-me would...

I didn’t want my family to worry anymore
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I didn’t want my family to worry anymore

“I spent half my age in and out of prison for drug-related offences. It was after NS that I had my first taste of drugs out of curiosity, but things started to collapse when I got introduced to heroin. I kept thinking to myself: I can quit any time. Little did I know that I would...

I caused a lot of hurt to those I love
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I caused a lot of hurt to those I love

“It all started when I had my first taste of drugs at the age of 16 – just out of curiosity. This was the start of many years going in and out of DRC and prison. Twice, I even landed myself in jail for armed robbery. It was only serving my a seven-year sentence than...

If only I did not do drugs…
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If only I did not do drugs…

“After being kicked out, I was homeless – no money, no place to sleep, and I even had to ask others to help me get food. You can’t imagine how lousy and down I felt. Soon after, I went back to drugs and got arrested for my most recent case. I came to Highpoint again...

Rediscovering the beauty in life
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Rediscovering the beauty in life

“I spent 20 years going in and out of prison. During my term, I did a lot of in-depth reflection and realised that I was enslaved by anger, deceitfulness, fear and greed. I started using all these bad feelings as an excuse to abuse sleeping pills – soon I became addicted. Although I enjoyed how...

From convict to chef
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From convict to chef

“At the age of 17, I served a two-year prison sentence for illegal business involvement and came to HCSA Highpoint for rehabilitation upon my release. I stayed at Highpoint for nearly three years, where I worked as a part-time mover while studying for my ‘O’ Level examinations. This year, I was fortunate enough to complete...

My family and aspirations kept me going
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My family and aspirations kept me going

“I left home when I was 12 years old and dropped out of school after Primary 6. My parents often quarreled because of me. My mother had always sided with me but I knew deep inside she was always concerned about my future. I was imprisoned four times for different offences – theft, housebreaking, pimping...

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