Canadians that preferred to use select drugs during active addiction as of 2016

Percentage of Canadians that used select drugs as their primary drug of choice during active addiction as of 2016

by John Elflein, last edited Jan 14, 2019
Canadians that preferred to use select drugs during active addiction as of 2016 This statistic shows the percentage of recovering substance abuse addicts in Canada that used select drugs as their primary drug of choice during their active addiction as of 2016. According to the survey, 50.5 percent of respondents stated alcohol was their drug of choice during their active addiction.
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Percentage of Canadians that used select drugs as their primary drug of choice during active addiction as of 2016

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Percentage of respondents
Alcohol50.5%
Cocaine powder or crack18.8%
Cannabis (marijuana, hash)7.7%
Heroin or other street opioids7.1%
Prescription opioids5.5%
Methamphetamine4.7%
Tobacco/nicotine2.3%
Sedatives or sleeping pills1.3%
Hallucinogens0.6%
Ecstasy0.5%
Prescription stimulants0.2%
Other0.2%
No response0.4%
Percentage of respondents
Alcohol50.5%
Cocaine powder or crack18.8%
Cannabis (marijuana, hash)7.7%
Heroin or other street opioids7.1%
Prescription opioids5.5%
Methamphetamine4.7%
Tobacco/nicotine2.3%
Sedatives or sleeping pills1.3%
Hallucinogens0.6%
Ecstasy0.5%
Prescription stimulants0.2%
Other0.2%
No response0.4%
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by John Elflein, last edited Jan 14, 2019
This statistic shows the percentage of recovering substance abuse addicts in Canada that used select drugs as their primary drug of choice during their active addiction as of 2016. According to the survey, 50.5 percent of respondents stated alcohol was their drug of choice during their active addiction.
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