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Crack Consumption In Mexico Has Gone Up, Drug Rehab Assistance Difficult To Obtain

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YAUTEPEC, Mexico-- - After 20 years of cocaine abuse and a yearlong crack addiction, Alfredo decided he needed help and checked himself into a rehabilitation center.

The 45-year-old from Mexico City was spending nearly $1,500 a month on crack. He sold his television, Blackberry and other belongings; he lost his family's successful elastic tape manufacturing business; and finally, he pawned his recent-model luxury Toyota to the dealer to pay for his habit.

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