A 25-year-old recovering drug addict from Melaka recently shared his long road to recovery and how he voluntarily registered for rehabilitation with the National Anti-Drug Agency (NADA) after being advised by his wife.
As reported by Sinar Harian, the man, known as Ammar said that his history of substance abuse began when he was 15 years old, whereby in hopes of scoring 8A in PMR at that time, he began taking methamphetamine for ‘extra energy’ to study.
“I took meth to have extra energy when I was in Form 3 but didn’t know that I would be plunged into being a drug addict… I got the drug from a senior in school who was a dealer.
“I took meth to supposedly ‘stay up’ for a long period of time to study, but the addiction worsen to the point that I worked at a pharmaceutical company,”
In fact, he continued to abuse drugs even after getting married and having two children. His wife ended up finding out about the addiction and advised him to enter rehabilitation with NADA’s Narcotic Addiction Rehabilitation Centre (Puspen).
While he was hesitant at first, he eventually entered rehabilitation for the sake of his wife and kids and has since been recovering at Puspen for 10 months.
Not only did he underwent detoxification in Puspen, Ammar also joined many beneficial activities while there. He praised Puspen for helping him recover and become a better man, with eventually returning to normal life.
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