Inspiring Stories

Only full and complete abstinence of ALL illegal drugs is the way for healthy, happy, fulfilling long life.

Mr Chia Shih Sheung

Mr Chia Shih Sheung is the Chief Executive Officer of The Helping Hand Halfway House. In 2016, he received the NCADA Star Award for his outstanding contributions to the anti-drug cause. Read on for what he has to say about anti-drug efforts.

  1. How long have you been involved in the anti-drug cause?
    Mr Chia Shih Sheung: I have been working in The Helping Hand as a paid staff for 8 years (since 2008). Prior to that I was a board member of The Helping Hand for the past 10 years (since 1999).

  2. What prompted you and kept you inspired to actively contribute to the anti-drug cause?
    Mr Chia Shih Sheung: I accidentally became involved in drug rehabilitation work through The Helping Hand. I accidentally met a drug abuser and helped him get admitted to The Helping Hand, beginning my volunteer work there. I joined The Helping Hand as a paid staff in 2008 to help the anti-drug work in Singapore full time.

  3. What has been your greatest satisfaction throughout your years of contribution to the anti-drug cause?
    Mr Chia Shih Sheung: My greatest satisfaction is seeing my friends and colleagues escape the evil crutches of drug addiction and be transformed into good and hardworking men, fully reintegrated back into society.

  4. Do you have any advice for individuals who are faced with the temptations of abusing drugs?
    Mr Chia Shih Sheung: Only full and complete abstinence of ALL illegal drugs is the way for healthy, happy, fulfilling long life.