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Global Drug Survey 2019

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Global Drug Survey runs the largest drug survey in the world. Over half a million people have taken part in our last 5 surveys. This year, GDS2019 is translated into 20 languages and with partners in over 35 countries we hope this will be our biggest yet. Committed to helping people use drugs more safely regardless of the legal status of the drug and promoting honest conversation about drug use, GDS relies on the experience and expertise from people all over the world.

Share your story with us and help us create change that help people have happier lives and policy that supports health well being, not punishment and stigmatization. Take part now.

GDS2019 – what we are looking at this year

  • The acceptability of psychedelic therapies for mental illness
  • Psychedelic micro-dosing – the good, the bad and who knows?
  • The impact of cannabis health messages on cannabis use
  • The use of cannabis edibles: the good the bad and the unexpected
  • Fair trade cocaine – would you pay more?
  • How much do you trust your dealer?
  • Drugs, sexual assault and consent?
  • Drugs the police and fair play around the world
  • What drug is the best value for money

GDS2019: Are drugs good value for money?

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GDS2019: Are you privacy-minded?

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GDS2019: Cannabis edibles – booming business and harm reduction?

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GDS2019: Cannabis health information – will it make any difference?

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GDS2019: Drugs policing and trust: How police detect and deal with personal drug possession around the world.

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GDS2019: How much do you trust the person you get drugs from?

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GDS2019: If you’re interested in helping the world have honest conversations about drug use, please read on.

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GDS2019: Intoxication, sexual assault and consent

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GDS2019: Psychedelic micro-dosing: the good, the bad and the who knows what.

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GDS2019: Would you pay more for fair trade / ethically sourced cocaine?

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GDS2019: Would you take a trip to help heal your mind? Psychedelics in psychiatry

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GDS 2018 — Key Findings Report: The world's largest drug survey helps people and communities to have honest conversation about drugs. Read our online report to learn more about GDS.

2018 Press Release

GDS: the world’s largest drug survey

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Why use GDS?

GDS is an efficient approach to gain content rich data that explores diverse health outcomes associated with the use of drugs and alcohol across the population of your country.

GDS can help you add numbers and depth to the findings of more rigorous, though less detailed and smaller, survey findings. Using anonymous on-line research tools, designed and analysed by leading experts in the fields of epidemiology, addiction, criminology, toxicology and sociology GDS has access to drug use data from over 500,000 people from over 50 countries.

The GDS sampling frame allows you to effectively compare population segments - young, old, males, females, gay, straight, clubbers, thin people, obese people, vegetarians, those with a current psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses, students, northerners, southerners. GDS helps you better understand the quantitative dynamics of personal decision-making about drug use, detects regional differences in patterns of drug use and related harm, and informs novel interventions.

GDS creates beautiful data reports, digital health assessment tools and free harm reduction resources that aim to make drug use safer regardless of the legal status of the drug GDS reaches hidden, sentinel and hard to reach populations and puts you on top of emerging drug trends in your country and major cities.

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