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Australian Story: Breaking Good
Breaking Good
ABC  |  April 10, 2017

Peter Lyndon-James is a former ice addict and criminal who now runs "the nation's strictest" drug rehabilitation centre. At Shalom House in Perth, addicts agree to go "cold turkey" off all drugs including cigarettes, get their heads shaved and go to Christian church services three times a week. The program, which gets no government funding, is proving successful, turning seemingly intractable criminals and addicts into "geeks" - upstanding, productive members of society.

Lyndon-James ran a big drug-dealing operation in Western Australia and went to jail on drugs charges until radically changing his life in 2000. In the past four years, Shalom House has seen rapid growth from just a few men to now nearly 80 residents. But not all of them are happy with the strictness of the program.

Peter Lyndon-James is a former ice addict and criminal who now runs "the nation's strictest" drug rehabilitation centre. At Shalom House in Perth, addicts agree to go "cold turkey" off all drugs including cigarettes, get their heads shaved and go to Christian church services three times a week. The program, which gets no government funding, is proving successful, turning seemingly intractable criminals and addicts into "geeks" - upstanding, productive members of society.

Lyndon-James ran a big drug-dealing operation in Western Australia and went to jail on drugs charges until radically changing his life in 2000. In the past four years, Shalom House has seen rapid growth from just a few men to now nearly 80 residents. But not all of them are happy with the strictness of the program.

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