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RTX11IHO
Rehab Centre for Opium Addicts - 10 Jul 2013
Images from the Youth for Christ Centre in northern Myanmar, where residents are undergoing primitive drug rehabilitation.

The centre, founded in 2009 by Ndingi Laja, 45, a former convict and folk singer, offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough.

Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare.
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICK
July 10, 2013
Residents pass the time in a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where they are locked in for...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Residents pass the time in a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where they are locked in for...
Residents pass the time in a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where they are locked in for their first week at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts, near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICC
July 10, 2013
A resident of "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts shows traces on his neck...
Myitkyina, Myanmar
A resident of "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts shows traces on his neck...
A resident of "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts shows traces on his neck from a traditional healing method for a fever in Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar's Kachin state July 6, 2013. The centre, run by The Kachin Baptist Convention offers a 3-month "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing for drug users. There is no methadone at the centre. Myanmar is the world's largest producer of opium after Afghanistan, and use of its derivative heroin is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. Picture taken July 6, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICV
July 10, 2013
La Aung plays the guitar inside a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked in...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Aung plays the guitar inside a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked in for...
La Aung plays the guitar inside a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked in for his first week at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts, near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH RELIGION DRUGS)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11IC8
July 10, 2013
Noah Aung Hla (L) and Wun Naung Lay pass the time in a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room",...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Aung Hla and Naung Lay pass the time in a bamboo cell called "Special Prayer Room", where they are locked...
Noah Aung Hla (L) and Wun Naung Lay pass the time in a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where they are locked in for their first week at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts, near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Naung Lay is one of more than 600 young men who have undergone primitive drug rehabilitation at the Youth for Christ Centre, a collection of tin-roofed shacks on a riverbank in Kachin State. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION POVERTY)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICB
July 10, 2013
A resident tears as he looks out from the inside of a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
A resident tears as he looks out from the inside of a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where...
A resident tears as he looks out from the inside of a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked in for his first week at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts, near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICJ
July 10, 2013
La Aung looks out from inside a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked in for...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Aung looks out from inside a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked in for...
La Aung looks out from inside a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked in for his first week at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts, near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICF
July 10, 2013
Wun Naung Lay looks through the doors of a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Naung Lay looks through the doors of a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked...
Wun Naung Lay looks through the doors of a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked in for his first week at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts, near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Naung Lay is one of more than 600 young men who have undergone primitive drug rehabilitation at the Youth for Christ Centre, a collection of tin-roofed shacks on a riverbank in Kachin State. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICN
July 10, 2013
Residents pass the time at their 4m by 2m (13ft by 6ft) cell, where they are moved as punishment for...
Myitkyina, Myanmar
Residents pass the time at their 4m by 2m cell, where they are moved as punishment for breaking rules,...
Residents pass the time at their 4m by 2m (13ft by 6ft) cell, where they are moved as punishment for breaking rules, at "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts in Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar's Kachin state July 6, 2013. The centre, run by The Kachin Baptist Convention offers a 3-month "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing for drug users. There is no methadone at the centre. Myanmar is the world's largest producer of opium after Afghanistan, and use of its derivative heroin is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. Picture taken July 6, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH RELIGION DRUGS)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ID6
July 10, 2013
Residents sing during morning prayers at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Residents sing during morning prayers at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein...
Residents sing during morning prayers at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 9, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 9, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR/
RTX11ICD
July 10, 2013
Tu Nan, a heroin user for over ten years, raises his hands during morning prayers at the Youth for Christ...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Nan, a heroin user for over ten years, raises his hands during morning prayers at the Youth for Christ...
Tu Nan, a heroin user for over ten years, raises his hands during morning prayers at the Youth for Christ Centre near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 9, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Picture taken July 9, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICL
July 10, 2013
A resident attends a prayer session at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
A resident attends a prayer session at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein...
A resident attends a prayer session at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICO
July 10, 2013
Ndingi Laja, 45, a former convict and folk singer, better known by his stage name Ahja, walks though...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Laja a former convict and folk singer, better known by his stage name Ahja, walks though the Youth for...
Ndingi Laja, 45, a former convict and folk singer, better known by his stage name Ahja, walks though the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts, which he established, near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11IDC
July 10, 2013
Residents wait for food to be distributed as one of them plays a religious song on the guitar at "The...
Myitkyina, Myanmar
Residents wait for food to be distributed as one of them plays a religious song on the guitar at "The...
Residents wait for food to be distributed as one of them plays a religious song on the guitar at "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts in Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar's Kachin state July 6, 2013. The centre, run by The Kachin Baptist Convention offers a 3-month "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing for drug users. There is no methadone at the centre. Myanmar is the world's largest producer of opium after Afghanistan, and use of its derivative heroin is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. Picture taken July 6, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH RELIGION DRUGS)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ID9
July 10, 2013
Residents play a ball game as someone washes themselves at "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre...
Myitkyina, Myanmar
Residents play a ball game as someone washes themselves at "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre...
Residents play a ball game as someone washes themselves at "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts in Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar's Kachin state July 6, 2013. The centre, run by The Kachin Baptist Convention offers a 3-month "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing for drug users. There is no methadone at the centre. Myanmar is the world's largest producer of opium after Afghanistan, and use of its derivative heroin is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. Picture taken July 6, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH RELIGION DRUGS)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICH
July 10, 2013
Residents wash themselves at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein in Myanmar's...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Residents wash themselves at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein
Residents wash themselves at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR/
RTX11ICY
July 10, 2013
A man lifts weights at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
A man lifts weights at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein
A man lifts weights at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH RELIGION DRUGS)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ID3
July 10, 2013
A resident of the Youth for Christ Centre walks between its buildings near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
A resident of the Youth for Christ Centre walks between its buildings near Naung Chein
A resident of the Youth for Christ Centre walks between its buildings near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 9, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 9, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11IC9
July 10, 2013
A resident of the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts plays the guitar as he walks between its...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
A resident of the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts plays the guitar as he walks between its...
A resident of the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts plays the guitar as he walks between its buildings near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 9, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 9, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICR
July 10, 2013
Rice is prepared for residents of "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts in...
Myitkyina, Myanmar
Rice is prepared for residents of "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts in...
Rice is prepared for residents of "The Light of The World" rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts in Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar's Kachin state July 6, 2013. The centre, run by The Kachin Baptist Convention offers a 3-month "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing for drug users. There is no methadone at the centre. Myanmar is the world's largest producer of opium after Afghanistan, and use of its derivative heroin is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. Picture taken July 6, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH FOOD DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR-ADDICTS/
RTX11ICX
July 10, 2013
Residents walk back to the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts after fishing near Naung Chein...
Naung Chein, Myanmar
Residents walk back to the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts after fishing near Naung Chein
Residents walk back to the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts after fishing near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The centre's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programmes are rare. It offers a 40-day "course" of prayer, Bible study and devotional singing, with football and weightlifting for those strong enough. Detox begins in the Special Prayer Room, as the bamboo cell is called. New arrivals are locked in around the clock for seven to ten days. Picture taken July 5, 2013. To match Story MYANMAR-ADDICTS/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH DRUGS RELIGION)
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