This page contains commonly asked questions and answers about statistics related to substance use and abuse.
Where can I find information on the costs of substance abuse in Canada?
The Costs of Substance Abuse in Canada:
Where can I find statistics on substance use?
General Canadian statistics on substance use can be found by following the links on our General
Health & Addiction
Youth statistics can be found by following the links on our Student/Adolescent Alcohol & Drug Use
The costs of substance abuse are covered in our "Costs of Substance Abuse in Canada" report:
Statistics on crime and drugs are available through the RCMP's "Drug Situation in Canada"
(http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/drugs-drogues/drg-2006-eng.htm ) as well as CCSA's "Proportions of crimes
associated with alcohol and other drugs in Canada":
Where can I find statistics specific to Aboriginal peoples and substance use?
First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey: Quick Stats
Harm reduction policies and programs for persons of Aboriginal descent (contains some statistics):
Our Student/Adolescent Alcohol & Drug Use Statistics page contains statistics specific to youth
(some surveys mention Aboriginal Peoples):
Other possible sources of information:
National Aboriginal Health Organization:
Aboriginal Peoples: Mental Health & Substance Misuse Selected Bibliography:
CCSA Aboriginal Peoples page:
National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program:
You can also search our library collection for online documents (try using "Aboriginal" in the Subject/
Title field and checking the Online documents box):