Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Binge drinking growing problem among Island teens

A new report says alcohol is the most prevalent drug among students in this province.

The Prince Edward Island Student Drug Use Report released last week by the provincial government reveals that alcohol has been the predominant drug of choice for P.E.I. teens over the last nine years and continues to be the No. 1 drug used by youth in the province.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

P.E.I. parent warns of dangers of teen drug and alcohol use

Margaret Smith says she thought her teenage son was simply going through a rebellious phase in high school when his marks began to slip.

He was skipping school, offering no explanation.

Then one night, Smith - whose name The Guardian has changed to protect her son’s identity got the phone call every parent fears.

Her son had been rushed to hospital with alcohol poisoning.

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