Roseli Cruz, 54, lifts weights during therapy at the clinic of Comprehensive Care Services to Dependents of Crack in the Sao Caetano neighborhood of Sao Paulo. Grim statistics point to drastically high rates of relapse among crack abusers. The recovery process is believed to be among the most tumultuous and tedious of any drug addiction. For Brazil to stand a fighting chance against this ominous crisis, it needs to increase treatment options and focus law enforcement against the trade.
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