Drug Addiction in Taiwan: A Long Road to Recovery

The News Lens
Date: May 19, 2016
Translated and compiled by Yuan-ling Liang

Grace2Me, located in Miaoli, Taiwan, grows more than 20,000 lavender plants and 3,000 tea

Photo Credit: Corbis/達志影像

Photo Credit: Corbis/達志影像


While it may seem like any other farm in Taiwan, it is much more than that.

Grace2Me is the only place of its kind to employ recovering drug addicts. Liu Chih-hung, founder of the farm, suffered from drug addiction for more than ten years. He was twice in psychiatric care when he was young. Whatever treatment he got, he went back to drugs after being discharged from hospital.

After finding religion, Liu finally quit drugs. He then decided to help other addicts like him by starting Grace2Me. Liu found that growing herbs and flowers was the best option to support the business and generated the most employment opportunities.     [FULL  STORY]

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