GDS: the world’s largest drug survey

GDS Survey launching

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GDS 2020 — GDS believes that the expertise and experience of people who use alcohol and other drugs can be used to inform the creation of better drug policy, whilst helping people us­e drugs more safely, regardless of the legal status of the drug. This year, Global Drug Survey focuses on some of the major public health and scientific issues that have been making waves over the last 12 months.

Launch Global Drug Survey 2020

GDS 2020: Alcohol and regret

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GDS 2020: Are psychedelics your medicine?

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GDS 2020: CBD – what is it really good for?

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GDS 2020: Creating a safer nightlife across the globe

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GDS 2020: How ‘drugs of abuse’ are becoming new medicines

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GDS 2020: MDMA: not just about the dose but how you divide it (or not)

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GDS 2020: Medical cannabis: So much promise, but the evidence is still thin. Can you help?

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GDS 2020: Psychedelics under supervision

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GDS: the world’s largest drug survey

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12 December 2019

Huge section on these drugs this year

10 December 2019

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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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