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Interview with a Homeless Crack Addict

In this video, Jason aka "Jake the Snake" explains how he became addicted to drugs, going from one substance to the next after the death of his younger brother. His addictions to crack and heroin led him to homelessness on the streets of Toronto. He talks about the scars on his face, most of them given to him by drug dealers, and how his life spiraled out of control, causing him to cross boundaries he never thought he'd cross. "When I tried drugs, I didn't feel that frustration, that anger, that pain anymore. That void, I didn't feel it. I found a friend," he says.