5facts YOU NEED TO KNOW
5 things about student drug use in P.E.I. in 2012-13
1 Alcohol is the most prevalent drug among Island students, with 39 per cent of students reporting using alcohol and 81 per cent of these reporting binge drinking
2 24 per cent of students in Grades 7-12 reported using at least one drug other than tobacco/alcohol. 21 per cent reported using marijuana.
3 Eight per cent of students were smokers.
4 Typically males report more substance use compared to females.
5 Students that reported using substances reported lower self-esteem and lower marks in school.