Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Chef: My Love of Food Has Helped Me Escape Heroin

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Chef: My Love of Food Has Helped Me Escape Heroin

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A FORMER drug addict who has turned his life around is now helping others to do the same - through his love of food.

Paul Cross turned to crime and spent time in prison after his heroin and crack use spiralled out of control.

He was disowned by his family, lost his job at a building company and his long-term partner as a result of his drug taking over a 10- year period.

But he went to rehab and was supported by Acorn to get a voluntary job washing pots in a cafe in Stockport.

Paul, who has been clean for more than two years, went on to become manager and is now chef at the Bean Good cafe in Oldham town centre - training up Acorn service users to work in catering too.

The 30-year-old, who lives in Grotton, Oldham, said: "I've always really loved food and from a young age I used to mess about in the kitchen, throwing different ingredients together. …

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