Drug use in Canada

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Statista dossier on drug use in Canada

This dossier presents facts and figures on drug use in Canada. It includes information on the prevalence of drug use, drug use among teens, drug related hospitalizations and deaths and substance abuse treatment.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Lifetime illicit drug use among Canadians as of 2017

    • Illicit drug use in the past year among Canadians as of 2017

    • Marijuana and cannabis use in Canada 2018

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

    • Canadians that used select drugs during active addiction as of 2016

    • Share of recovering addicts in Canada with select mental health problems in 2016

    • Share of Canadians who believed opioids were a serious problem in Canada in 2019

  • 2. Use
    • Lifetime illicit drug use among Canadians as of 2017, by gender

    • Lifetime illicit drug use among Canadians as of 2017, by age

    • Illicit drug use in the past year among Canadians as of 2017, by gender

    • Illicit drug use in the past year among Canadians as of 2017, by age

    • Lifetime cannabis use among Canadians as of 2017, by territory

    • Lifetime hallucinogen use among Canadians as of 2017, by territory

    • Lifetime cocaine/crack use among Canadians as of 2017, by territory

    • Lifetime ecstasy use among Canadians as of 2017, by territory

  • 3. Use among teens
    • Illicit drug use in the past year among Canadian students as of 2016-2017

    • Illicit drug use in the past year among Canadian students as of 2016-2017, by gender

    • Illicit drug use in the past year among Canadian students as of 2016-2017, by grade

    • Medication abuse in the past year among Canadian students as of 2016-2017

    • Medication abuse in the past year among Canadian students as of 2016-2017, by gender

    • Medication abuse in the past year among Canadian students as of 2016-2017, by grade

  • 4. Treatment
    • Canadians' concepts in defining their recovery from drugs as of 2016

    • Canadians' select barriers to substance abuse recovery as of 2016

    • Canadians in recovery by the time since they last used drugs as of 2016

    • Resource utilization among Canadians in recover as of 2016

    • Share of individuals in substance abuse treatment in Canada 2014-2015, by gender

    • Share of individuals in substance abuse treatment in Canada 2014-2015, by employment

    • Share of substance abuse treatment events in Canada 2014-2015, by treatment type

    • Number of people who used substance use treatment in Canada 2014-2015, by province

  • 5. Hospitalizations
    • Opioid poisoning hospitalization in Canada 2013-2017, by number and rate

    • Opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Canada 2013-2017, by gender

    • Opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Canada 2013-2017, by age

    • Opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Canada 2017, by province

    • Reasons for opioid poisoning hospitalizations in Canada 2016-2017, by age

    • Reasons for opioid poisoning hospitalizations in Canada 2017

  • 6. Deaths
    • Distribution of deaths from opioid overdose in Canada in 2018, by age

    • Deaths from opioid overdose in Canada in 2018, by province

    • Death rate from opioid overdose in Canada in 2018, by province

    • Distribution of deaths from opioid overdose in Canadian provinces in 2018, by gender

    • Share of deaths from opioid overdose in Canada involving fentanyl 2018, by province

    • Number of deaths from opioid overdose in Canada involving fentanyl 2017, by province

  • 7. Miscellaneous
    • Abstinence from illicit drug use among Canadian First Nations youth as of 2015-2016

    • Abstinence from illicit drug use among Canadian First Nations Adults as of 2015-2016

    • Cannabis and cocaine use among Canadian First Nations Adults as of 2015-2016

    • Treatment for illicit drug use among Canadian First Nations Adults as of 2015-2016

    • Rate of opioid prescriptions written in Canada 2012-2017

    • Canada: number of drug related offences, by territory or province 2018

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