Medication abuse in the past year among Canadian students as of 2018-2019, by grade

Percentage of Canadian students in grades 7 to 12 who used select medications to get high in the past year as of 2018-2019, by grade

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Release date

December 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

from October 2018 to June 2019

Number of respondents

62,850 respondents

Special properties

grades 7 to 12

Supplementary notes

* Stimulants used to get high include at least one of following: medicine to treat ADHD (Ritalin®, Concerta®, Adderall®, Dexedrine®) and other stimulants (uppers and bennies).
** Pain relievers used to get high include at least one of the following: oxycodone, fentanyl or other prescribed pain relievers (codeine, morphine, Tylenol 3®, etc.).
*** Psychoactive pharmaceutical drugs used to get high include at least one of the following: Tranquilizers or Sedatives (tranqs, downers); Stimulants (uppers, bennies) or ADHD treatment; Pain Relievers (oxycodone, fentanyl or other prescribed pain relievers (codeine, morphine, Tylenol 3®, etc.)). Adapted from Statistics Canada, canada.ca, from October 2018 to June 2019. This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.

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