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

Tackling Spiritual Issues

A former drug user holds the head of an addict and prays for him. Pastor Ricardo says the biggest challenge is making sure the physical needs of the addicts are tackled. "At first they need to rest because this drug leaves them hallucinated," he told the Associated Press.

(Photo: AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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