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From addict to saviour: How a life of pain became a healing mission
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PETALING JAYA: Standing atop the UMBC Building in Kuala Lumpur in 1986, then one of the tallest in the country, Ramli Samad peered over the edge and thought about ending it all.

“I was at rock bottom,” he told FMT. “I had gone out to buy milk for my children, but used the money to buy drugs instead.

“I was so filled with regret. How was I supposed to go home and tell the only woman who trusted me what I’d done?”

An addict for more than 10 years, mostly using heroin and marijuana, he said frequent attempts to quit had always ended in relapses, causing much pain to those around him.

Unable to bring himself to jump, Ramli returned home to face his wife, and for the first time admitted that he needed help.

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