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Global Drug Survey 2019

130,000 people from 40 +countries around the globe contributed over 9 years of their time to GDS2018, making this our biggest and most culturally eclectic Global Drug Survey ever – wow!

Why do we do this?

GDS aims to make drug use safer regardless of the legal status of the drug. Our findings are used to support honest conversations about drug use and to inform policy, harm reduction and health promotion across the globe.

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

GDS2018 Key cocaine findings

GDS 2018 – Key findings

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Cokeinoes! Cocaine delivered faster than pizza

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Global Drug Survey: Cocaine Survey 2018

Interactive map: Cocaine vs pizza delivery around the world

GDS2018 Further key findings include

Cannabis: how to cut down or stop using

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GHB: 1 in 5 Pass out each year (and women are more at risk than men)

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Losing your Drug Virginity

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Taking care of your mate on their first trip or pill.

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Thinking of using MDMA for the first time? Here’s our checklist to help you stay safe.

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Thinking of using LSD for the first time? Here’s our checklist to help you stay safe

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GDS: the world’s biggest drug survey

Latest tweets

17 October 2018

Bon chance Good luck Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

16 October 2018

RT @maier_larissa: Last chance to sign up! ❤

14 October 2018

Will be fascinating to see how Canada balances public health v profit v risk of increase in problematic use. They’v…

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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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