"'I have been using drugs since I was 12. It's been over 14 years now... my wife left me. I continue to live like this,' says one resident. When asked how he can afford it, he narrates with interest how begging and picking pockets are popular sources of income. 'Each packet of crack costs me about four hundred rupees ($7). It keeps me high for about two hours; I take it 2-3 times a day. I can't live without this.'"