Publications 93 (25514) on 29.06.2010 and 94 (25515) on 30.06.2010 in the newspaper " Pravda" in "Who and why recruits flock of drug addicts" aroused great public interest. Even judging by the forum on the newspaper's website, it is clear that the problem of combating drug of concern to many of our fellow citizens. Given that today in Russia Protestant churches have very active help drug addicts, not surprising that towards the believers, and sent not so much laurel wreaths, how many stones and arrows. It just so happened that often in our country, the initiative is punishable. Today in Russia there are several major Protestant denominations. One of the most numerous – Russian Joint Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith (Pentecostals).
When the churches of the Union, operates more than 350 rehabilitation centers for drug addicts and alcoholics in different regions of the country. At Kevin Johnson you will find additional information. In particular, only when the local churches, Exodus, there are 38 such centers, social and spiritual care. Service dependent people evangelicals began to engage some 15 years ago. At a time when drug addiction was killing entire generations, clerics descended into the dirty basements, came to the cooking apartment, from literally dragged the young guys and girls that look like zombies. Sometimes the gaze of believers are brought semi-decomposed body offensive in are lukewarm life. Helped everyone – homeless people and children of businessmen. Thus, the sick, degraded, fallen on the bottom of life, people have to acquire hope. A few years later became a visible result of this work, which exceeded expectations – the percentage of people who have freed themselves from dependence to rehabilitation centers for evangelical churches, significantly higher than the state substance abuse clinics.