From: Prince George
Kerry started using heroin in Prince George, and the lure of cheaper and better drugs brought her to Vancouver.
She smokes rock and said that she would like to get treatment for addiction but is afraid of the repercussions. She says that the government treatment of methadone has far worse effects than heroin. Getting off methadone is 3 months of hell, and cold sweats. Methadone is simply an addictive regulated alternative to heroin.
Kerry has a 1 year old child that was taken from her because of her lifestyle.
A lot of her friends on the street are coming over to tell her how pretty she looks today. She had put on make-up, even though her boyfriend objected to it. He didn’t want her to look pretty. She was sure she would be beaten up that night.
Advise to young people thinking of a life on the street:
“There’s no way out down here, if young people want to live their lives like worthless pieces of shit, then move down here.”