Men and women are delivered from a life of addiction and dependency at the Hope Centers in the Republic of Buryatia.  Addiction, whether drug or alcohol, results in damage to multiple bodily systems, and very often in tooth loss.  35 people have successfully completed the 12 month program and are living in new freedom and authority in Christ.  This program helps to pay the cost of dental work to replace lost teeth for these graduates, so they can eat a healthy diet, speak clearly and have greater opportunities for gainful employment, including teaching and pastoral ministry.  It costs approximately $70 to replace one tooth, or $1,500 for complete dental reconstruction for one graduate.