Daniel Holmes is a new teacher in an inner-city middle school far from his home. Long days, apathetic students, and failed romances have led him to a life of isolation and alcohol. One day, he stumbles upon a broken young woman outside of his apartment. Ignoring the advice of others, Daniel resolves to help her escape a life of addiction that is sending her to an early grave. However, he quickly discovers that he may be the one that is too far gone.