Confession of a Former Drug Addict: Learning the Value of Family

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Confession of a Former Drug Addict: Learning the Value of Family
Misguided Youth
“Oh now that I think back about it, I was really stupid when I was young and that my mother is really unfortunate to have a son like me!” Kong said as he ended with a short embarrassed laugh while he recounts the past he isn’t exactly proud of in mandarin. Kong, 36 , had spent most of his youth in and out of the drug rehabilitation centre and prison.
His parents separated while he was still young and their mother decided to bring him and his younger brother along to move into their grandmother’s place at Ang Mo Kio. Kong was the eldest among the grandchildren left in his grandmother’s care. With his mother busy at work to support the family and his
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But not just him alone, his younger brother was to be expelled along with him. Sure the younger brother wasn’t exactly the good obedient student, had been seen around Kong, caused some mischief and playful enough to skip school occasionally. But he never crossed the line or got involved with Kong’s unlawful activities. Still, the school found these reasons enough to get the siblings off their ground permanently.
“The principal felt that because he’s my younger brother, he’s nature is surely as bad as me! Just because he’s my younger brother.” Kong said while shaking his head slightly. “You may think that’s unfair but things were different back then during that time. Now if something like this happened nowadays, you will see the principal and school getting onto news!” Kong ended with a laugh.
From Bad to Worse
His mother and grandmother blamed him for dragging his younger brother into that situation because of the troubles he brewed and being a bad influence. But this incident didn’t make Kong reflect on his actions. He didn't think of it as a big deal. He didn’t care about anything. The teenager’s rebellious nature only served to take things for the worse. Soon after getting expelled from school, he soon finds himself experimenting with drugs. It was the norm as people around him were doing inhalants and drugs. The first he experimented was glue sniffing. Then he moved on to trying out

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