Home in focus: Family and religion turned his life around

Ex-drug addict draws strength from mother as he finds purpose in work at halfway house

Family and religion are at the core of moving service supervisor Kang Chee Keong's about-turn from heroin addict to filial son.

"I used to think that taking drugs was a personal choice, without considering how it affected the people around me," Mr Kang told The Straits Times at The Helping Hand, a halfway house where he works.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2019, with the headline 'Family and religion turned his life around'. Print Edition | Subscribe