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Mistaken Identity

Published on August 30, 2012 By Sandra

While working early this morning, I was stopped at the side of the road in an area well known for its drug dealers and those struggling with addiction. The passenger side window of my unmarked/blacked out police SUV was partially down, and I was surveying the goings-on in the block when a woman called out. […]


Published on January 10, 2011 By Sandra

Heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy) – in the right amounts, all of them are lethal. No surprise there. Many of the addicts I’ve spoken to started their road to full blown addiction by smoking the occasional joint, thinking casual marijuana use would not hurt them.  How wrong they were. Of course, the majority of the […]


Published on May 30, 2010 By Sandra

Twelve teenagers joined us the other night on a walking tour of the Downtown Eastside (DTES).  The point was to show them how important it is to make good life choices and to expose them to what hard core drug use can look like.  At the age when most kids are studying math and science […]