Greatly regrets having let his children down – man who overcame his drugs abuse
Trapped and shattered by his drugs vice, lonely and removed from the eyes of his family in the silence of his home, now that he has successfully completed a second Caritas course, Alfred (not his real name), says his greatest regret is that he let his children down.
He recalls he started taking drugs aged 14, a vice that went on to shatter his life. He was a good player at the age of 12 and even played at national team level but all this was lost as the vice gripped him.
He became a father at a young age and had to marry. However, his drug-taking continued and at the age of 25 he underwent his first rehabilitation programme. As he missed his children, he did not continue in the programme and left.
New problems surfaced and once more he resorted to drugs because of his lack of proper preparations for life. His relatives knew that once more he had resorted to drugs and they accepted it. His vice put him in debt and he resorted to usury and consequently lost his business and his health.
Despite all these setbacks he said that Caritas always stood behind him and provided support for him. He appealed to youths to keep away from drugs.
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