Alex, 20, lives in Baltimore, MD. Like many others in "Charm City," she is a heroin addict. Addiction runs in her family; her mother was an alcoholic, and her father became addicted to crack and abandoned Alex and her mother when she was 10-years-old. She has not heard from him since. Alex has been using for the past three years, introduced to the drug by a roommate, and has been steadily increasing her usage since her mother hung herself almost two years ago.