Going To The Dogs - Hein Du Plessis
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Getting addicted to drugs usually means your life goes to the dogs. At the Noupoort Christian Care Centre (NCCC) drug addicts also go to the dogs, for a different reason: to be rehabilitated.

The NCCC is one of many drug rehab centres in South Africa but it is one with a difference. American pit bull terriers are bred at the centre and form an integral part of the treatment programme.

Why pit bulls?

Pit bulls are one of the most feared breeds of dog. The behaviour and habits of drug addicts have earned them a similarly bad reputation, they are frequently treated as outcasts of society. However, making use of the dogs in the programme helps to teach routine and discipline to recovering addicts.
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