By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday, the government launched a R$4 billion initiative to combat Brazil’s ongoing problem with crack cocaine, focusing on the three key areas of care, prevention and authority. The new program aims to increase the quality and availability of healthcare and advice for drug users by providing a network of specialized treatment centers called Conte Com a Gente (Count on Us).

It also plan to create an additional 2,462 beds in National Health Service (Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here