Drugs in schools in Canada

No doubt, Canada is repeatedly ahead of Russia and Ukraine in its development. Drug addicts among children and adolescents in Canada are many times greater than ours, heroin and marijuana in schools are sold freely, and they are of good quality.

Every tenth schoolboy drinks at least once a week.

On average, about 26% of school children said that they drank strongly at least once during the 4 weeks preceding the survey. This share represents more than 262 thousand schoolchildren of grades 7-12. About 10% said that they drank heavily from 2 to 3 times during the last month, and 5% – 4 times a month or more. Binges touched approximately equally young men and women: 27% and 25% respectively. Number strong drinkers of school students multiplies to the senior class: in grade 7 – 4% of students, in 12th – as much as 48%.

The next most frequently used drug is marijuana

About 26% of students. This share represents more than 257 thousand schoolchildren of grades 7-12 in Ontario. Boys and girls use marijuana approximately the same way: 27% and 24% respectively. With each class, the number of Anash lovers increases significantly: from 4% in the 7th grade to 45% in the 12th grade.

During the 4 weeks preceding the survey, 5% of schoolchildren used marijuana every week, and 2.5% of schoolchildren – every day. Almost every 7th student (14%) said that he often uses marijuana. About 3% of all students from grades 7 to 12 can experience dependence on anasha (about 29 thousand schoolchildren). Every tenth of marijuana users confessed to it.

The non-medical use of painkillers based on synthetic narcotic drugs such as codeine, Percocet, Percodan or Tylenol-3 takes the third Canada drugs (more than 192 thousand students of grades 7-12 of Ontario province). Girls use such drugs more often than boys: 24% and 18% respectively. About 8% of schoolchildren reported frequent use of painkillers based on synthetic narcotic drugs.

Approximately 6% of schoolchildren used solvents, stimulants, and hallucinogens, other than LSD21 (for example, “magic fungi” mescaline and psilocybin). The most unpopular drug was gamma hydroxybuturate22 – less than 1% of schoolchildren.

OxyContin is the proprietary name of a prescription pain killer,

causing a strong dependence, which contains a synthetic narcotic Canada drug “oxycodone” (oxycodone). It is an analgesic, which at the beginning evokes a sense of euphoria, almost like heroin. About 2% of school children said that they used oxycontin at least once during the year preceding the study. In absolute terms, this is more than 18 thousand schoolchildren 7-12 grades in the province of Ontario. Girls and boys equally use oxycontin for non-medical purposes. Similar use of this tool grows to the upper grades, reaching 3% in grade 11. Non-medical use of stimulants (eg, tablets against sleep or for weight loss) is fixed for 6% of schoolchildren (more than 57 thousand pupils of 7-12 grades). Girls are twice as likely as boys to use stimulants: 8% and 4%, respectively. The use of stimulants strongly depends on the class: from 2% in grade 7 to about 8% in grades 11-12.

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