Although rates of substance use have declined among youth, key issues such as alcohol and tobacco use continue to be a concern. Many sectors, including health, justice, and education, have a role to play in addressing these issues.
The findings from the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) can help teachers, policy-makers, parents, and youth understand drug use trends as a way to inform related activities and services.
In part 1 of this two-part series, a panel of CAMH researchers and clinicians will discuss students’ reported use of substances as well as key trends and changes from previous years. Researchers will also discuss new questions that were added to the survey in 2015 to reflect the changing landscape of drug use in Ontario.