During the 2006-2007 school year, 6,323 Ontario students in grades 7 - 12 participated in CAMH’s Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS), the longest running survey of its kind in Canada and the second longest in North America.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, OSDUHS provides a wealth of reliable, current information about the health behaviour, attitudes and beliefs of Ontario children and adolescents. The survey’s findings are widely used by health, education, and government officials in setting health priorities and facilitating preventative policies, programs and services that address youths' needs.
While alcohol, cannabis and other drug use among Ontario teens has remained stable or decreased, this year’s OSDUHS results indicate that the misuse of prescription opioid drugs may be a cause for concern. These surprising data and much more can be found in the highlights and related resources on this page.
In this section:
- Media Release: Drug and Alcohol Use Stabilizes, but Prescription Pain Relievers Emerge as a Concern
- Media Backgrounder
- Media Highlights
- Students Who Reported Smoking and Drinking During the Past Year, 1977–2007 (PDF)
- Students Who Reported Smoking, Drinking, Binge Drinking, and Cannabis Use, 1977–2007 (PDF)
- Students Who Reported Cigarette Smoking and Cannabis Use in the Past Year, 1977–2007 (PDF)
- Students Who Reported Drug Use in the Past Year (selected drugs), 2007 (PDF)
- Detailed Report (PDF)
- Executive Summary (PDF)
- Highlights Report (PDF)
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