Month: January 2019

Misunderstanding the Relationship between Opioids, Addiction and Trauma

Re: There are Safer Alternatives to Opioids after Wisdom-Teeth Removal Amy Ma and Dr. Susan Sutherland assert that evidence indicates a short prescription for opioids poses a risk of ongoing opioid use to our teens. In my opinion, based on 40+ years of working with at-risk youth, the real risk is not recognizing trauma as […]

Hyperwallet Staff Raise More Than $15,000 for Dan’s Legacy

Throughout the month of December, 2018, the staff at Vancouver’s Hyperwallet, a PayPal service, raised $15,189.70 for Dan’s Legacy. The funds will go towards the charity’s counselling and life-skills intervention programs for at-risk youth. “We’re completely blown away by the generosity of the team at Hyperwallet,” said Barbara Coates, Dan’s Legacy’s executive director. “They truly […]