Media Advisory - 2009 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey

Alcohol, medicine cabinet pose biggest drug threats to teens: Youth using prescription pain relievers, over the counter cold medication and solvents to get high

TORONTO, Nov. 11 /CNW/ - To coincide with National Addiction Awareness Week, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) will release the results of the 2009 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) at a media conference on November 18.

During the 2008-2009 school year 9,112 Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 participated in the survey, which was administered on behalf of CAMH by the Institute for Social Research, York University.

OSDUHS is Canada's longest systematic study of alcohol and drug use among youth, and the second-longest in North America.

    When:  Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    Time:  9:30 a.m.
    Where: Multipurpose Room, 60 White Squirrel Way (at the western edge of
           CAMH's 1001 Queen St. West site)

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 combines clinical care, research, education, policy development, prevention and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

SOURCE Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

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

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