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Alive and Kicking: A Story of Crime, Addiction and Redemption in Glasgow's Gangland

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From running with the infamous Calton Tongs to running Calton Athletic, David Bryce's life story is a remarkable account of crime, violence, alcoholism and drug addiction in Glasgow's gangland.

A respected 'hard man', Bryce worked his way through most of HM's prisons in Scotland before an epiphany in 1977 made him realise that he was a hopeless alcoholic who needed help. A
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ebook, 256 pages
Published November 4th 2011 by Mainstream Digital (first published August 1st 2005)
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Andy Smart
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember at high school some members of Calton Athletic FC came and talked to us about their own experiences of drug addiction and some of the situations they got themselves into. I always thought that it seemed more real for a recovering heroin addict to educate people about it rather than a teacher who really just goes over the same old clichés about the whole issue.

This book is about the guy who started Calton Athletic FC which is a football club/community group which helps drug addicts in
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Bill
Feb 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A powerful true story which should be read by anyone who is interested in a pragmatic approach to combating the scourge of drug addiction. The author includes narrative on personally encountering resistance by authorities who appear to squander money on ineffective methods.
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