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Community volunteers in the DR desperately try to rescue drug addicts

The mission of Hogar Crea, a local organization in the Dominican Republic, is to lure drug addicts away from using by offering them new opportunities and a second chance at life. Volunteers–many of whom were once addicts themselves–drive to back-alley, drug-infested zones with hot food to convince drug addicts there is still hope for recovery. In episode 7, we follow Igor, an ex-heroin user, into the slums of Villa Consuelo, one of Santo Domingo’s poorest neighborhoods.

Community volunteers in the DR desperately try to rescue drug addicts

The mission of Hogar Crea, a local organization in the Dominican Republic, is to lure drug addicts away from using by offering them new opportunities and a second chance at life. Volunteers–many of whom were once addicts themselves–drive to back-alley, drug-infested zones with hot food to convince drug addicts there is still hope for recovery. In episode 7, we follow Igor, an ex-heroin user, into the slums of Villa Consuelo, one of Santo Domingo’s poorest neighborhoods.

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