It Changed My Life

It Changed My Life: Long, hard road to tame former meth junkie's demons

The Greenhouse is a safe space for recovering drug addicts. Its director, Mr Alaric Tan, is no stranger to the clutches of addiction, an experience he now channels in helping those who seek the place out.
Mr Alaric Tan in his early 20s. Not long after graduating, a friend convinced him to take half an Ecstasy tablet on a Bangkok holiday. For nearly two decades, Mr Alaric Tan took drugs as a form of escape from a life scarred by abuse, depression and g
For nearly two decades, Mr Alaric Tan took drugs as a form of escape from a life scarred by abuse, depression and guilt over his sexuality. But he has since recovered, and last year founded The Greenhouse, which offers various recovery programmes to help drug abusers and alcoholics clean up their act.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Former meth junkie starts centre to help drug abusers, alcoholics conquer their addictions

Still waters run deep.

How true.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 09, 2018, with the headline 'Long, hard road to tame his demons'. Print Edition | Subscribe