Cannabis and Alcohol Linked to Majority of Youth Hospitalizations for Substance Abuse in Canada

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op

CULTURE Cannabis and alcohol linked to majority of youth hospitalizations for substance abuse in Canada Youth living in the Northwest Territories and in Nunavut were more likely to be hospitalized for substance-use related reasons than those in any other province at approximately five times the national average By Emma Spears More than 23,500 youth aged 10 to 24 were hospitalized “for harm caused by substance use” of in 2018. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Cannabis is putting Canadian kids in the hospital, according to a recent study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

The report revealed that cannabis, along with alcohol, is responsible for the majority of youth hospitalizations relating to substance abuse in Canada.

Read the full article here.

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