Staff at the Crossroads Clinic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, treat people with severe disorders associated to illicit use of opiates - such as heroin - with pharmaceutical grade opiates to manage their addictions, as other medical treatments have not worked in their situations. While managing the addictions is the primary reason for the clinic, the medical staff there deal with the patients holistically with whatever issues they are facing regardless of it is associated with the addiction. Dave and Carol are two such patients in the clinic today, their medical issue stories which are vastly different. While Dave, Carol and other patients are getting care in the clinic, the sound of first responder sirens outside are a constant reminder that there are addicts who are not getting care and who are dying out on the street, many of them who did whatever it took to get the money to buy the drugs. Also in Vancouver, eighty year old dialysis patient Hans is too old to be on the ...