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 2015

    • Illicit drug use in the past year among Canadians as of 2015

    • Marijuana and cannabis consumption in Canada 2017

    • 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 2017

  • 2. Use
    • Lifetime illicit drug use among Canadians as of 2015, by gender

    • Lifetime illicit drug use among Canadians as of 2015, by age

    • Illicit drug use in the past year among Canadians as of 2015, by gender

    • Illicit drug use in the past year among Canadians as of 2015, by age

    • Lifetime cannabis use among Canadians as of 2015, by territory

    • Lifetime hallucinogen use among Canadians as of 2015, by territory

    • Lifetime cocaine/crack use among Canadians as of 2015, by territory

    • Lifetime ecstasy use among Canadians as of 2015, 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 2007-2017, by number and rate

    • Opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Canada 2007-2017, by gender

    • Opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Canada 2007-2017, by age

    • Opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Canada 2016-2017, by province

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

    • Reasons for opioid poisoning hospitalizations in Canada 2007-2017

  • 6. Deaths
    • Distribution of deaths from opioid overdose in Canada in 2017, by age

    • Deaths from opioid overdose in Canada in 2017, by province

    • Death rate from opioid overdose in Canada in 2017, by province

    • Distribution of deaths from opioid overdose in Canadian provinces in 2017, by gender

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

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

  • 7. Miscellaneous
    • Share of Canadians who believed opioids were a serious problem as of 2017, by age

    • Share of Canadians who knew someone with experience with opioids in 2017

    • Share of Canadians with select experiences with opioids in 2017, by province

    • Canada: number of drug related offences in 2017, by territory or province

    • Canada: aboriginal drug users that have had suicidal thoughts, by sex as of 2012

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