The Youth for Christ Center in Myanmar provides food, shelter, safety, rest, Bible study and singing, free of charge, for 40 days to a maximum of three months.
Via Reuters, Photos of the Week: Faith healing for addicts, 6 July 2013:
Myanmar is the world’s second-largest producer of opium. Heroin abuse is widespread. The center’s popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar’s drug problem and the lack of options in a poor country where modern treatment programs are rare. It offers prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough.
The text, above, accompanies an expressive, compassionately photographed gallery of ten images featured in Reuters Online, “Photos of the Week”. Subjects were portrayed honestly and sensitively.