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Story Of Hope By Paul James

Hi.  My name is Paul.  I am from south africa & was a drug addict for 14yrs of my life.  I was addicted to coke,heroin & crack.  I am now clean for almost 4yrs & have since given my life to helping young people overcome addiction & to help them be more aware of the choices they make.  My addiction took me on a long hard dark journey of crime & gangsterism.  I was a straight A student at school but just made horrible choices thereafter.  I am a christian.  I have now dedicated the rest of my life to serving others in my country & would really like to learn from you guys how to better what i have alredy started.  I started an organization called YOUTH ARISE S.A.(YASA).  The main focus now being substance abuse awareness & education in schools & communities, with the long term vision being a fully fledged youth development programme throughout Africa.  I have developed a six week in school programme.  I also do interventions with families who have loved ones on drugs.  I work with a network of treatment facilities in which i have the affected individuals placed.  I live on a farm in Johannesburg where we run a post rehab programme.  Our main focus is recovery & later reintergration.  Its a long term programme.  Please could you guys share with me on how i can develop my organisation further for a bigger impact on our society.  Drugs robbed me of a lot of my true potential & i really dont want it to happen to the youth of my country & the rest of the world.

Take care & GOD bless!!!!

Paul James



Tags / Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, and Treatment , Categories / Other Drugs
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