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

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 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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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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Release date
May 2017
Region
Canada
Survey time period
April 18 to June 1, 2016
Number of respondents
850 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
self-defining as being in recovery from addiction
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Respondents could provide more than one answer, so total can sum to more than 100 percent.

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