Christina was once a receptionist at a drug and alcohol treatment center. She lives on the street, in rooms, and with friends.
Her drug of choice is heroin and said that she was feeling quite sick as were speaking. She is not long out of rehab, but looked tanned and quite scrubbed clean.
Christina is First Nations; she grew up on a reservation east of Edmonton. She has been on the street for 7 years and she says “the street is really hard now.”
Advice to young people thinking of a life on the street: