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YOUNG `AMBASSADORS' SHARE STORIES OF ADDICTION, RECOVERY
[THIRD Edition]
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: At risk youth; Addictions; Special events; Drug prevention; Teenagers
Author: Massey, Joanna
Date: Jul 8, 2004
Start Page: 1
Section: Globe South
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The recovering addicts, who are scheduled to speak tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Germantown Neighborhood Center in Quincy, are led by Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore, an addiction specialist who founded the National Library of Addictions, a multidisciplinary educational and research facility, in 1993.

One of his group's other ambassadors, a 16-year-old from Winchester named Jamie, preaches a corresponding message. Raised by an alcoholic father who experimented with cocaine, Jamie said she was hooked on the drug by age 11, and also abused heroin and the painkiller OxyContin.

At the Brockton summer camp last Thursday, students ages 8 to 18 quizzed Kishore and the ambassadors about everything from the differences between "good and bad drugs" to the reasons why alcohol advertisements are shown on television.

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