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National Executive Committee
Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines
Section 56 Consultation
Northern Ontario Drug Use and Service Needs Assessment (NODUS)
Follow-Up Study of Federal Inmates on Opioid Agonist Treatment in Ontario
Implementation Science Program
Detoxification and Withdrawal Management
COVID-19 Rapid Guidance
OPIOID USE DISORDER
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Youth and Young Adults
There are no publicly available estimates of inhalant use for Ontario adults based on surveys representative of the adult population.
Youth and Young Adults
2.8% of Ontario students (grades 7-12) reported inhalant use in the past year. Rates have decreased from 3.4% in 2013 and were highest (6.2%) among students in grade 7 according to the 2015
2% of Ontario high school students (grade 7-12) reported (past-year) glue, gasoline, solvent or salvia use to get high in the 2012-13
Youth Smoking S
urvey (Ontario sub-sample n=7,018).
Reported lifetime use rates were 1.0% for inhalants among Ontario postsecondary students, with 0.2% reporting past-month use, according to the 2013
NCHA Canadian survey
(Ontario sub-sample n=16,123).
Less than 0.5% of (n=1,425) First Nations adults (aged 18+) used inhalants (past-year) according to the 2008-10
Regional Health Survey
representative of Ontario First Nation adults living on reserve.
There are no publicly available provincial data on inhalant use among racialized populations.
Homeless and Street-Involved Populations
3% of homeless adults in Toronto reported using inhalants (past two years)
among a stratified random sample
(n=1,191) in 2004-05.
Among Toronto-based homeless adults, 2% used solvents and other inhalants regularly (+3 times/week) in the past year,
based on a random sample
of (n=368) homeless adults in Toronto (2006-07).
One in five (20%) males and 13% of females reported popper use (past six months) among a convenience sample of (n=100) homeless youth (aged 16-24) who use substances surveyed in Toronto (
Drugs, Homelessness and Health survey
Pregnant and Parenting Women
There are no publicly-available provincial data on women's inhalant use during pregnancy.
Injection Drug Users
Solvent use among IDUs increased from 1.0% to 1.6% between 2006-08; less than 1.0% of participants reported inhalant use (past 6 months) among a convenience sample (n=1,643) (
Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program Evaluation
Recreational Drug Users
16% of Toronto 'recreational drug users' used poppers in the past year (2012-13
Health Canada High Risk Populations study
Almost a quarter (24.3%) of a s
ample of gay and bisexual men who used drugs
and attended gay dance clubs in Toronto reported using poppers "from time to time" among a convenience sample (n=74) in 2003.
0.3% (327 admissions) of patients presenting to Ontario publicly-funded substance abuse treatment reported glue and inhalants as a problem substance upon admission in 2012-13; a decrease of 50.2% (from 657 admissions) in 2007-08, according to data obtained from