I’m on my way to meet
with Kyle. I’m not sure what to expect. Frankie is gonna come with me
just in case. ♪♪ ♪ Dun-duh-duh-dun ♪ What up? ♪♪ So here is the deal. This kid, his name is Kyle, and he’s probably been
in treatment maybe, like, five times,
and his dad found out he was doing heroin
and then cut his insurance off. He’s from Ohio.
Oh, cool. Yeah.
He’s from Cleveland. He’s not a fucking Browns fan,
is he? I haven’t got that… If he’s a Browns fan,
he definitely needs treatment. [ Chuckles ] What’s he using? Fentanyl, heroin, and crack —
the trio. Yeah.
That’s a scary combination. Yeah.
You know what I mean? Especially with the crack,
like, fuck. Oh, my God.
I know. Crack is, like, the worst.
Yeah. For real. Oh, Frank,
that’s him right here. I’m just gonna get out
and talk to him really quick. All right.
You want me to get out with you? No.
You can stay here. Hey, bud.
Hey. What’s going on? Not much. Can you just, like,
give me a update on what’s going on kind of? About 4 months now, I’ve been
homeless, sleeping in a tent. Wow. It’s, like, I don’t eat. I eat when I start getting
really, really hungry. I eat, like, a McChicken
every two days. That’s rough, man.
Yeah. I’ve just been kind of stuck,
like, trying to find rehab, but it’s hard
without insurance. When I try to go
into state-ran facilities, and then, like,
they told me I needed ID. And you can’t get
the ID. Yeah.
I have warrants up in Cleveland, too.
What are they for? Possession of heroin
and possession of fentanyl, but, like, I can’t actually get
the ID, and nothing gets solved. How can we fix that,
you think? I have to go up there
and turn myself in, obviously. You have to go
up there? -Yeah.
-Yeah. I mean, the only reason
I stay here is ’cause, like, I have a spot
with a tent that, like, I don’t get kicked out of. Like, it’s behind a car wash that a couple
of my friends worked at I’m homeless with that sleep
in tents next to me. Eventually, I want
to return home ’cause I want to live
with my grandma, and I kind of
want to be with her ’cause she’s getting older.
You know what I’m saying?
Yeah. And that’s the only person
I can truly say I really love, and, like,
I want to be with her. -You guys are close?
-Yeah. That’s cool. You’re young, man. You have, like,
a good life to live. You know that?
Yeah. Your arm looks
a little rough.
Yeah. Both of them are,
like, really bad. You have an abscess?
This one might… Yeah. It’s swollen.
…end up turning
into one. Yeah. Kind of missed, like,
a shot of crack yesterday. You’re shooting crack?
Yeah. Allie: The thing about
shooting crack is that usually people
get abscesses from it. With abscesses, man, if you don’t get
those things checked out, they turn into
serious infections, and what happens is,
your blood get infected, and then your bones
get infected, and you’re basically… You need
a blood transfusion, or you’re gonna die. Where do you go when
you need antibiotics, buddy? I haven’t been getting
any antibiotics. Crazy.
Yeah. I don’t know.
I’m done with this shit. I’m over it.
Yeah. I’m, like, trying to get in
as soon as possible. We’ll figure it out. Kyle is a sweet kid. He’s super young. He has a lot of legal issues. He has a lot of personal issues, but he seems ready
to kind of start to face it. He doesn’t have insurance, and he also doesn’t have
a state-issued ID, which is stopping him
from getting treatment at any state-ran facility, so basically, a scholarship
is his only option for treatment right now.
Do you need a ride? Do you want me to drop you
Yeah, back by Walgreens. All right.
I got you. Kyle: I hop in with y’all
or… Yeah. -What’s up?
-Do we have room? Frankie: Yeah. It was nice to
meet you, brother. Yep.
Nice to meet you, too. Here is a smoke
to take with you, brother. -Thank you. Appreciate it.
-Yeah. Allie: Kyle is not the only
person that needs a scholarship, but I just felt like he was
in a state of emergency. I feel like the homeless
come first. If you’re homeless, you don’t
have a safe place to stay at night. You’re at the top of my list. Frankie: How long you been
down here in Florida, man? Like, a year and a half
consistently, but, like, I’ve been
coming down since 2015. Just kind of going to rehab,
going back and… -Yeah.
-Yeah. It’s up here on the right. It’s the next parking lot. Allie: All right, Kyle.
Talk to you soon. Yeah. Dude, he’s such a baby. I feel bad. He’s a good kid. He’s — He’s fucked up
in the game, though. It’s so sad. ♪♪ ♪♪ Kyle: It hasn’t been any good
times down here homeless, man. Worst shit that’s happened,
I guess, would probably just be
getting beat for money, actually happened last night. I’ve been panhandling
or flying a sign. Flying a sign is what we call it
pretty much when you make a sign, you stand at the intersection
and walk down. Thing is, I only spend
my money on my habit. Fucked up my life so bad,
about to turn 22, started doing this shit,
like, 15 or 16. I was fucking stupid
and in love. My girlfriend, she was selling
stuff at that point. Fucking love is worse
than any fucking drug. [ Chuckles ] That shit will fuck you up.