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CAMH Monitor

The CAMH Monitor, first conducted in 1977, is the longest ongoing addiction and mental health survey of adults in Canada. The survey is designed to serve as the primary vehicle for monitoring substance use and mental health problems among Ontario adults. The CAMH Monitor provides epidemiological trends in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, problem use, public opinion regarding drug issues and policies, and mental health among Ontarians. About 3,000 Ontario adults are interviewed each year using random digit dialling. The sample is considered representative of Ontarians aged 18 years and older (about 10 million Ontarians). 


The CAMH Monitor Epidemiological Trend Report

The 2013 CAMH Monitor eReport is available to download. This report describes the extent of substance use and related harms, as well as mental health and well-being indicators among Ontario adults aged 18 years and older. Estimates are based on telephone interviews with 3,021 adults (48% of eligible respondents), conducted between January and December 2013. The report also describes changes in alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use, based on 28 surveys conducted between 1977 and 2013. 


CAMH Monitor Technical Guides

Technical Guides document four important aspects of the CAMH Monitor: (1) sampling design and strategy; (2) sample characteristics; (3) questionnaire and derived variables; and (4) data file description.

The 2013 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 1 Mb) is available to download.

The 2012 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 1 Mb) is available to download.

The 2011 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 725 Kb) is available to download.

The 2010 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 563 Kb) is available to download.

The 2009 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 561 Kb) is available to download.

The 2008 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 516 Kb) is available to download.

The 2007 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 584 Kb) is available to download.

The 2006 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 495 Kb) is available to download.

The 2005 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 614 Kb) is available to download.

The 2004 CAMH Monitor Technical Guide (PDF, 483 Kb) is available to download.

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