Crystal methamphetamine: the 'elephant in the room' on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Crouched on the wet floor of the Overdose Prevention Society's trailer on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Cody Waldner talks about the first time he got high on crystal methamphetamine.

“I moved to the city and everyone I knew did meth. So eventually I tried it,” said Waldner.

On a windy Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Bill MacEwan spots a familiar face in the alley near Insite on East Hastings Street: 34-year-old James Sanderson, a crystal meth user.

Farrah Merali reports

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