MEDIA ADVISORY - 2007 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey



    Drug and alcohol use by high school students stabilize, but their use of
    prescription pain relievers emerges as a concern.

    TORONTO, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - To coincide with National Drug and Addictions
Awareness Week, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) will release
the results of the 2007 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) at
a media conference on November 20.
    During the 2006-2007 school year, 6,323 students in grades 7 to 12
participated in the survey administered by the Institute for Social Research,
York University. The sample represents about 1,011,200 Ontario students.
    In its 30th year, OSDUHS is Canada's longest systematic study of alcohol
and drug use among youth, and the second-longest in North America.

    
    When:   Tuesday, November 20, 2007
    Time:   10:00 a.m.
    Where:  The Meeting Centre - room 2029 (2nd Floor), CAMH
            33 Russell Street (Spadina, one block North of College), Toronto

    For those outside of Toronto, attendance by teleconference available.
    Please call (416) 695-6120 or 1 877-323-2010 by 9:50 a.m.
    

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest
mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's
leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH is
fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
    CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development,
prevention and health promotion to transform the lives of people affected by
mental health and addiction issues.





For further information:

For further information: Michael Torres, Media Relations, CAMH, (416)
595-6015


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