Dépendances (Addictions)

 

  

Driving and Substance Abuse

  • Driving and Substance Abuse, Highlights

    • 32.5% of youth reported having been a passenger with someone under the influence of alcohol, and 39.6% reported doing so with someone under the influence of cannabis in the past 12 months.
    • 20.9% of youth reported driving under the influence of alcohol during the past 12 months. The mean number of times youth reported driving while intoxicated with alcohol was 1.6 times (taking those who reported "never" into account).
    • 39.8% of youth reported driving under the influence of cannabis during the past 12 months. The mean number of times, including "never", youth reported doing so over the past year was 10 times.

    Excerpt from: "Substance Use by Canadian Youth - A National Survey of Canadians' Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs - Canadian Addiction Survey (CAS) (2007)