The Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) is a health survey of Ontario students in grades 7 through 12, conducted every two years since 1977 by CAMH. It is the longest ongoing school survey in Canada, and one of the longest in the world. The main purpose of this anonymous survey is to describe trends in smoking, drinking, drug use, mental health, physical health, bullying, gambling, and other risk behaviours among Ontario students. For forty years the OSDUHS results have been helping public health professionals and governments develop programs and policies that ultimately improve the health and well-being of adolescents.
The questions and answers are divided into four areas:
- survey content
- methods and administration
- information for parents
- survey outcomes.