Hidden in Sight: Preachers in Rio Rescue Souls of Addicts

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  • Brazil No. 1 Consumer of Crack Cocaine
  • Addicts Lay on the Ground
  • Prayers for the Addicted
  • Tackling Spiritual Issues
  • Two-Thirds Relapse
  • Brazil Preachers Look to Save Drug Addicts
  • Preparation
  • Lines of the Helpless
  • Distributing Food
  • Former Addicts Help Current Addicts

Two-Thirds Relapse

"They lose hunger, they lose the will to live. They want to drug themselves to death, and here we try to reverse that situation," Ricardo adds. He says he encourages the addicts to remain at his rehab center for at least nine months to avoid relapsing, according to CNN. But at least two-thirds return to the drug.  

(Photo: AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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