A study in New Brunswick estimated that dating violence may begin as early as age 13.
All three forms of abuse — physical, sexual and emotional — can coexist, or the abuse can be characterized by any one of the three.
This includes assaults on partners who have been given “date rape” drugs such a Rohypnol (also known as roofies, roachies, La Rocha and The Forget Pill), G. B or gamma hydroxybutyrate (also known as Liquid Exctasy, Gib, Liquid E and Easy Lay), ketamine (also known as K, Ket and Special K) and MDMA — 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (also known as Ecstasy, XTC, X and Bean).
Emotional or Psychological Abuse includes insulting or swearing at, belittling or threatening a dating partner.
It includes a range of assaults, from pushing, shoving and grabbing to choking, burning and assaulting with a weapon.
Each of these acts could result in charges under the Criminal Code.