In pictures: Beating heroin in Russia


Losing everything

Ilya, 25, took drugs for 10 years before entering the Fund's rehab centre at Izoplit.

He has been undergoing treatment since the autumn of 2007 and means to finish the centre's 12-month programme.

"I lost everything in my life when I began to take drugs," he says.

He looks forward to a new start, getting a job, getting married. He would like to have two children, a girl and a boy.

"When they grow up I will tell them what drugs are and how dangerous it is to take them," he says.

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