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Report: Majority of VI’s Teenage drug users hail from EE/LL

Report shows majority of the teenage male drug users coming from East End/ Long Look. Photo: VINO/FILE
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to statistics recorded by the Sandy Lane Centre, while disclosing information in their 2011 Annual Report, it was notably recorded that most teenage drug users that exist in the Virgin Islands are from East End/ Long Look (EE/LL).

In the report, it stated that a total of 18 young men were submitted to the care of the Sandy Lane Centre, with 11 of them hailing from EE/LL.

The table further identified that with that deducted 11 young men, the remaining are scattered between: Belle Vue (1), Jost Van Dyke (1), Sea Cows Bay (2) and Virgin Gorda (3).

The information provided by the centre had no record of teenage female drug users.

The goals of the Sandy Lane Centre is to assist individuals in their recovery process of drugs and alcohol, by providing a safe environment which encourages change, personal growth and the development of a drug free lifestyle.

17 Responses to “Report: Majority of VI’s Teenage drug users hail from EE/LL”

  • hmmm (14/07/2012, 09:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This information is not surprising.
  • ooooo (14/07/2012, 09:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    kedric hasn't done a thing for longlook since he was in power fot all these years....longlook looks the same except for that work ralph and the vip did on the sticket last year
  • che (14/07/2012, 11:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    WEll its hardly surprising as EE/LL are the densest per person per sq ft are in BVI,duh
    • Well meh boy (14/07/2012, 12:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    • .. wow (16/07/2012, 13:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Uncle Tilford (14/07/2012, 16:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    but what in the water up dey that all dem people on drugs?
    • Hmmm (14/07/2012, 16:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      more than half of them ain't even from up here. they need to migrate back to where they from. But then again tis fraid it looks like police fraid. once salary meet. More patrol needed up here. where's the top cop?
  • question (14/07/2012, 22:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    are these drugs these people taking available by prescription or without a prescription????
  • dumb (15/07/2012, 11:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    boy them need to check ee long look
  • yes it is true in the east (15/07/2012, 23:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Parents can do much to help their sons and I believe one or two daughters through a variety of difficult situations including this weed thing in the east...there also seems to be growing cases of Depression, violence, and bullying..... we need help
  • facts man (15/07/2012, 23:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The question we must be asking now is not why people take drugs????? ''In the east end/long look areas the factors that cause most of the drug use - break up of the family, un employment, low status and self esteem within the community etc....It is harder for people with nothing to say no to drugs....
  • ppl like u (18/07/2012, 00:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I fail to agree with the statistics. Because you telling me that town do not have. LOL! However I am a born EELL and I must say our young people need serious help, but the government cannot do it, nor hte community on its own. Parents and family and the person need to help as well. Drug pushers also need to stop supplying. Yes your cash flow would drop but our ailments within society would be better than it is. Not much teenagers would be affected, less crime, not much rehabilitation would be needed.

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