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October 11, 2012

About the Winners: Stephen Salmon (UK)

I grew up in my family owned pub in Bolton where I had a normal life. When I was about 14 I started smoking, drinking and getting into petty crime. By 16 this was escalating and I got to a point where I was using heroin everyday, needing it to feel sane (so I thought). It was this year I overdosed for the first time.

About the Author

Stephen Salmon

The 2012 UK winner. He grew up in his family's pub in Bolton, has been through some rough times, and is now a part of a homeless drop centre and a church plant in Kingston.