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Unfortunately, alcohol and drugs are just as much a part of the concert experience, especially when it comes to teens and young adults.

According to Boston.com, there were two deaths and numerous arrests at a recent electronic festival.

One of the deceased was a 19, year old student from UC San Diego.

Connor Brandon died of cardiac arrest at Boston Medical Center.

His mother, Lisa, told the website that the teen died from the effects of ecstasy, amphetamines, and marijuana.

Unfortunately, Connor had a year long battle with drug dependency, and his family and friends held an intervention to get him to quit.

Lisa Brandon says that six week ago her son didn’t think treatment was the answer for his drug use, but recently he submitted an application for a treatment program at McLean Hospital.

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“He was supposed to have his phone interview on Thursday, but he chose to go to this concert instead,” Brandon told Boston.com.

“People weren’t paying attention,” she said of her son’s college drug use. “And in a matter of 18 months, he was dead. We are not proud of this, but we need to raise awareness in our community that this is an epidemic among our young people.”

A change in stance from Perry Kendall, British Columbia’s top doctor.

Earlier this week he made statements that touted the safety of pure ecstasy while he condemned street gang created versions of MDMA.

Well now there’s a change in position, as Kendall took another look at the subject.

You can read about it here in the B.C.’s Globe and Daily Mail by clicking here.

Teensavers reminds everyone that no drugs are safe for minors, and that even legal drugs like prescription drugs are being abused at alarming rates by children.