STORY OF A JUNKIE breaks new ground, and challenges the viewer to face portrayals almost too real. John Spacely is your tour guide through the terror ridden streets of New York's East Village. Known as Alphabet City, it was the drug supermarket of the modern world. Growing up in California, John Spacely had everything going for him...or did he? He arrived in the Big Apple as a young man hoping to make his fortune and find his identity. What he found was the dark and desperate world of drugs.