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Did You Know?…  Overview of Youth Substance Use Trends

Youth continue to have the highest self-reported past-year use of illicit substances compared to other Canadians.


  • Youth (ages 15-24) continue to have the highest self-reported past-year use of illicit substances compared to other Canadians.
  • The top five substances used by youth according to the 2010 Canadian Alcohol and Drug Use Monitoring Survey (CADUMS) were alcohol (71.5%), marijuana (25.1%), hallucinogens (4.6%), ecstasy (3.8%) and cocaine (2.7%).

Trends in Drug Use among Youth

Overview of Youth Substance Use Trends

Posted November 7, 2013

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