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GDS: the world’s largest drug survey

Global Drug Survey 2022 launches

GDS2022 is now closed.
Huge thanks to the tens of thousands who took part in this year's survey, results will be published soon.

2022 Drug Trend Report: Time, Music, Clubbing, Age, and Diet – Summary

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2022 Drug Trend Report: Time, Music, Clubbing, Age, and Diet – Full

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Interim Findings from GDS2022: Drink Spiking

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GDS 2021 — Data from over 32,000 people from over 20 countries were used in the preparation of this report.

The GDS 2021 Executive Summary

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The GDS 2021 Global Report

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GDS 2022: The 10th anniversary survey: Could you be participant 1 million?

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GDS 2022: Drug policy and the law: understanding your views and experiences

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GDS 2022: What would it take to get you to stop skinning up your joints with tobacco?

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GDS 2022: No and low alcohol beverages: are they worth a shot?

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GDS 2022: Spikey, succulent psychedelics; San Pedro and Peyote, the mescaline cacti

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GDS 2022: Drink spiking

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GDS 2022: Illicit tobacco

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GDS 2022: GDS top 20 papers in the last 8 years

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GDS 2022: Sex & psychedelics

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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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