Teresa has lived in Vancouver for 39 years; she has some family on the Island and in Vancouver, no children.
She uses methadone and coke, but has used 8 grams of heroin a day.
She was a sex trade worker and in 1990 said she made $385,000.00 in 9 months.
Advice to young people thinking of a life on the street:
“Don’t come down to work here, once you’re here it becomes the only way of life, once you’re out here you’ll die here.”