Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Statistics on drug addiction in Canada

The number of drug addicted people in Canada is increasing day by day. Here are the statistics of drug abuse in Canada.

• Among Canadians fifteen years and over, the occurrence of cannabis use went from 10.6% to 14.1% between 2004 and 2010.

• The rate of using at least one time in the past few years from their use of alcohol was approximately three times higher among the youth, ages 15 to 24, than the adults; more than 25 years old.

• The occurrences of cannabis use went from 26.3% to 37.0% between the year 2004 to 2010 among youth ages 15- 24.

• Among youth ages 15-24, the use of 5 illegal drugs such as crack or cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, ecstasy, and speed at least one time in a year went from 5.5% to 11.3% between 2004 and 2010.

• Among Canadians fifteen years and over, the occurrence of crack (1.2%), hallucinogen (0.7%), ecstasy (0.9%) and speed (0.4%) use is analogous to the amounts of use published in 2004.

• The rate of pharmaceutical use continues to increase at a fast rate. Youth aged 15 and older have admitted to taking a pain reliever opioid, a stimulant, or tranquilizer or sedative in the past few years.

• The rate of drug use by youth ages from 15 to 24 age remains much more than reported by ages 25 years and older. It is almost four times more for cannabis use, in actual count 26.3% vs. 7.6%, and five times more for the past few year use of drug excluding cannabis (6.3% vs. 1.3%).

• Among Canadians people of 15 years and older, the prevalence of alcohol use increased from 76.5% to 79.3% between 2004 and 2010.

• Overall, more than 1.6% of the people of Canada reported using Salvia at least one time and 0.2% started to use in the last five years. The occurrence of lifetime use amid the youth from ages 15 -24 was 7.3% whilst only 0.5% adults reported to having ever used such substance.

• The occurrence of heavy drinking frequently among the youth ages between 15 and 24 years, was 3 times more than the rate of adults ages 25 years and older.

• About three quarters (75.5%) youth reported overwhelming alcohol use in the last few years.






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