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Drug Addiction In Prince Edward Island

The beautiful Canadian province and island of Prince Edward Island is not really known for having any major drug addiction problems. With only one hundred and forty thousand residents in the whole province and a majority of them residing on the islands only city, it’s just not big enough to have any major activity. Or is it?

Organized crime makes a majority of their income from the illegal drug trade. Right there in small Prince Edward Island the right-hand man of the Hells Angle’s motorcycle gang, was found and arrested. Half a kilo of cocaine was taken from the man who was supposedly only the “tech guy.” Furthermore, taken were an Uzi, and other weapons, and cocaine linked paraphernalia Definition of the word paraphernalia .

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However, even with all that, the youth of Prince Edward Island doesn’t seem to be fitting in with the rest of their peers across Canada. This is a good thing. Prince Edward Island has the lowest number of youth reporting any kind of illegal drug use or drug addiction than anywhere in Canada. Perhaps this can be linked to the fourteen DARE officers who visit schools frequently starting in grade five. They educate the kids on the dangers of starting drugs, and with so few kids even trying something once, the peer pressure that exists in most other cities and provinces just does not exist.

Of course, Prince Edward Island can still work on reducing the numbers, having ten percent of your population addicted to anything when it is so small is a concern. However, compared to the rest of Canada, they are doing a great job.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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