Small-town teen Jane (Lois January) meets Nick (Noel Madison), a dapper hoodlum who introduces her to cocaine, which he calls "headache powder." Jane gets hooked on Nick and his product, and they run off to the city. Once they marry, Nick turns abusive, and Jane becomes a performer in a cocaine-linked café. There, she runs into her brother, who came to the city to bring her back home but is now addicted to cocaine himself. The encounter inspires Jane to try to save others from her own fate.