WELCOME TO THE 2013 GLOBAL DRUG SURVEY

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WHERE YOU ARE FROM
Which country do you currently live in?


Where in the UK do you currently live?
Which part of Greater London do you live in?
Where in the US do you currently live?
Where in Australia do you currently live?
Where in Canada do you currently live?
At certain points throughout this survey you may be asked how much you spend on a drug (such as how much you spend on a substance per gram or over time). Please select a currency and answer such questions using the selected currency throughout.




TELL US ABOUT THE DRUGS YOU USE (1/6)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

Alcohol
Alpha methyl tryptamine (AMT)
Amphetamine
Amyl nitrite / isopropyl nitrite (poppers)
Anabolic steroids
Areca Nut
Ayahuasca
Baby Hawaiian Woodrose Seeds
Benzodiazepines (eg diazepam, temazepam, phenazepam, etizolam,pyrazolam) - non-prescribed
Benzodiazepines (eg diazepam, temazepam) - prescribed

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

Benzo fury (5/6-APB)
Buprenorphine
BZP party pills
C1C
Caffeinated energy drinks
Caffeine tablets
Camfetamine
Cannabis /marijuana - resin/hash
Cannabis /marijuana - high potency grass eg skunk/hydro
Cannabis /marijuana - other grass
TELL US ABOUT THE DRUGS YOU USE (2/6)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

Cannabis oil
Cocaine powder
Crack cocaine
Cyclizine
Datura (Jimson Weed)
Dexamphetamine - non-prescribed
Dexamphetamine - prescribed
D2PM
Dextromethorphan as powder or cough mixture
Dimethocaine

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

DMT
Ephedra / ephedrine
Etizolam
Flephedrone 4-FMC
GBL
GHB
Glue
Heroin
Homebaked amphetamines
Ibogaine
TELL US ABOUT THE DRUGS YOU USE (3/6)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

Ketamine
Khat
Kratom
Krokodil (desomorphine)
Lighter fluid (butane)
LSD
Magic mushrooms
MDA
MDAI
MDAT

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

MDMA pills (Ecstasy)
MDMA powder / crystals
MDPV
Mephedrone
Mescaline
Methadone
Methamphetamine (crystal, meth, base, ice, speed, tina)
Methcathinone
Methiopropamine
Methylhexaneamine (erroneously called geraneamine)
TELL US ABOUT THE DRUGS YOU USE (4/6)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

Methylone
Methylthiopropamine (MPA)
Methoxetamine (MXE)
Morning Glory
Naphyrone
N-Ethyl Ketamine (N-Ket)
Nitrous Oxide
Opioid pain killers (eg codeine, oxycodone, MST) - non-prescribed
Opioid pain killers (eg codeine, oxycodone, MST) - prescribed
Opium

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

PCP
Petrol (Gasoline)
Peyote cactus
Phenezapam
Pyrazolam
Ritalin (methylphenidate)
Salvia divinorum
Solvents (not butane)
Synthetic cannabis herbal preparation (eg Spice, Black Mamba, Annhialation)
Synthetic cannabinoid in powder form (eg AM-2201, MAM-2201, UR-144)
TELL US ABOUT THE DRUGS YOU USE (5/6)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

TFMPP
Tiletamine
Tobacco
Viagra (Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Vardenafil)
Zopliclone / Zolpidem / Zapelon
2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP)
25B-NBOMe
25C-NBOMe
25I-NBOMe
2AI

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

2C-C
2C-D
2C-T-7
2C-B
2C-E
2C-I
2DPMP
4-aco-dmt
4-Fluroamphetamine
4-ho-mipt
TELL US ABOUT THE DRUGS YOU USE (6/6)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Drug Ever used? Age when
first used
Used in
last year?
No of days used
in last month
What word comes to mind when you think of this drug?

4-ho-dipt
4MEC
4-methyl-amphetamine 4-MA
5IAI
5-Meo-DMT
Overall Well Being
We are interested in your overall well-being. Thinking just about the last 12 months:
Please answer the following questions on a scale of 0 to 10 (with 10 being the best possible).
How satisfied are you with....?
Your standard of living
Your health
What you are achieving in life
Your personal relationships
How safe you feel
Feeling part of your community
Your future security
Your spirituality or religion
How much (in standard drinks) had you used?
How long had you been drinking for?
What else had you taken?


Which of the following did you present with?




















How long before you felt back to normal?
Were you admitted to hospital?
How has the experience impacted on your use of alcohol?
(tick any thay apply)





Drugs and Pleasure - Alcohol
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used alcohol in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of alcohol over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the level you usually drink at). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of alcohol
We would like you to think about your use of alcohol over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
About your use of Mephedrone
Thinking about the last 12 months.....
Do you usually buy your own mephedrone?



How much do you usually pay for a gram?
(select nearest price)
How many grams do you usually buy at a time?
Which of the following methods have you used to take mephedrone?






Which is the most common route you use for mephedrone?






How would you rate the purity of the mephedrone you buy (1 = poor, 10 = excellent)?
Compared to last year, do you think the quality of mephedrone has...



Typically on a day that you use, how many grams (or part of a gram) of mephedrone would you use?
What is the most you have taken in a session?
What is the most number of days in a row you have taken mephedrone?
How many lines (doses) of mephedrone do you get from a gram?
How would you rate the ease of availability of mephedrone (1 = very easy, 10 = almost impossible)?
Please rate this substance on its value for money (0=very poor 10=excellent)
In the last 12 months have you sought emergency treatment following the use of mephedrone?

How much had you used?
How long had the session been?
What else had you taken?


Which of the following did you present with?




















How long before you felt back to normal?
Were you admitted to hospital?
How has the experience impacted on your use of mephedrone?
(tick any thay apply)





Drugs and Pleasure - Mephedrone
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used mephedrone in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of mephedrone over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of mephedrone
We would like you to think about your use of mephedrone over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
How much do you normally pay for one pill?
(select nearest price)
How many pills do you normally buy at once ?
In the past 12 months have you been offered E pills at a higher price with the promise that they were much better quality?

How much per pill?
Did you buy any?



If so, were they much better?

What form of ecstasy had you taken?



How much had you used?
How long had the session been?
What else had you taken?


Which of the following did you present with?




















How long before you felt normal?
Were you admitted to hospital?
How has the experience impacted on your use of ecstasy?
(tick any thay apply)





Drugs and Pleasure - MDMA
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used MDMA in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of MDMA over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of MDMA
We would like you to think about your use of MDMA over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
About your use of Cocaine
Thinking about your use of cocaine over the last 12 months....
Typically on a day that you use, how much cocaine would you use?
What is the most you have taken in a session?
How many lines do you get out of a gram of cocaine?
How would you rate the ease of availability of cocaine?
(1 = very easy, 10 = almost impossible)?
What is the most number of days in a row you have taken cocaine?
How often do you drink alcohol when you use cocaine?




Do you think the quality of cocaine has...



How do you most commonly take cocaine?






Which of the following methods have you ever used?






How would you rate the purity of the cocaine you use?
(1 = poor, 10 = excellent)?
Please rate this substance on its value for money (0=very poor 10=excellent)
Do you usually buy your own cocaine?



How much do you usually pay for a gram?
(select nearest price)
How many grams do you usually buy at a time?
In the past 12 months have you been offered cocaine at a higher price with the promise that it was much better quality?
 

How much a gram?
Did you buy it?
If so, was it much better?
In the last 12 months have you sought emergency treatment following the use of cocaine?

How much had you used?
How long had the session been?
What else had you taken?


Which of the following did you present with?




















How long before you felt back to normal?
Were you admitted to hospital?
How has the experience impacted on your use of cocaine?
(tick any thay apply)





Drugs and Pleasure - Cocaine
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used cocaine in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of cocaine over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of cocaine
We would like you to think about your use of cocaine over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
About your use of Ketamine
Thinking about your use of ketamine over the last 12 months....
Typically on a day that you use, how many grams (or part of a gram) of ketamine would you use?
What is the most you have taken in a session?
What is the most number of days in a row you have taken ketamine?
How many lines (doses) of ketamine do you get from a gram?
How would you rate the ease of availability of ketamine (1 = very easy, 10 = almost impossible)?
How often do you drink alcohol when you use ketamine?




How do you most commonly take ketamine?






Which of the following methods have you ever used?





How would you rate the purity of the ketamine you buy?
(1=poor, 10=excellent)
Do you think the quality of ketamine has...











Has the change in quality of ketamine led to you using.....



...and...



Do you usually buy your own ketamine?




How much do you usually pay for a gram?
(select nearest price)
How many grams do you usually buy at a time?
Please rate this substance on its value for money (0=very poor 10=excellent)
In the last 12 months have you sought emergency treatment following the use of ketamine?

Concerning your emergency treatment following the use of ketamine...
How much had you used?
How long had the session been?
What else had you taken?


Which of the following did you present with?




















How long before you felt back to normal?
Were you admitted to hospital?
How has the experience impacted on your use of ketamine?
(tick any thay apply)





Have you used methoxetamine in the last 12 months?
Concerning your use of methoxetamine....
Have you ever experienced any of the following your use of methoxetamine?





Have you ever used N-ethyl-ketamine (N_KET)?
Have you used methoxetamine since it was made subject to a temporary ban in April 2012?
How do the following compare before and after the ban?
 Before the banAfter the ban
Price per gram
Perceived purity (0=v poor, 10 = excellent)
Major source of access







Ease of availability (1=v easy 10=almost impossible)
Since the ban would say your use of methoxetamine has...



Since the ban would say your use of ketamine has...



Drugs and Pleasure - Ketamine
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used ketamine in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of ketamine over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of ketamine
We would like you to think about your use of ketamine over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
About your use of Amphetamine / Methamphetamine
Thinking about your use of amphetamine / methamphetamine over the last 12 months....
Over the last 12 months, which form of amphetamine have you used most commonly?



Please answer all the following questions about the form of amphetamine / methamphetamine you have just specified in the last question
Typically on a day that you use, how much amphetamine / methamphetamine would you use?
What is the most you have taken in a session?
What is the most number of days in a row you have taken amphetamine / methamphetamine?
How many doses of amphetamine / methamphetamine do you get from a gram?
How often do you drink alcohol when you use amphetamine / methamphetamine?




Do you think the quality of amphetamine / methamphetamine has...



How would you rate the purity of the amphetamine / methamphetamine you use?
(1 = poor, 10 = excellent)
How do you most commonly take amphetamine / methamphetamine?






Which of the following methods have you ever used?






Do you usually buy your own amphetamine / methamphetamine?




How much do you usually pay for a gram?
(select nearest price)
How many grams do you usually buy at a time?
Please rate this substance on its value for money
(0=very poor 10=excellent)
How would you rate the ease of availability of amphetamine / methamphetamine?
(1 = very easy, 10 = almost impossible)
In the last 12 months have you sought emergency treatment following the use of amphetamine?

How much had you used?
How long had the session been?
What else had you taken?


Which of the following did you present with?




















How long before you felt back to normal?
Were you admitted to hospital?
How has the experience impacted on your use of amphetamine?
(tick any thay apply)





Drugs and Pleasure - Amphetamine / Methamphetamine
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used amphetamine / methamphetamine in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of amphetamine / methamphetamine over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of amphetamine / methamphetamine
We would like you to think about your use of amphetamine / methamphetamine over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
What was the name of the product? (if you do not know just enter 'unknown')
Were you admitted to hospital?
Which of the following did you experience?



















How did you use it?
What else had you used?
How long before you felt back to normal?
How has the experience impacted on your use of synthetic cannabis?
(tick any thay apply)





About your use of GHB / GBL
On an average day that you use GHB / GBL how much GHB / GBL (in mls) do you usually take as a single dose?
On an average day that you use GHB / GBL how often would you take a dose?
Every hour(s)
On an average day that you use GHB / GBL how much GHB / GBL (in mls) would you take in total over the course of 24 hours?
On an average day that you use GHB / GBL how much would you spend on it?
How often do you drink alcohol when you use GHB / GBL?






Have you had to go to hospital following your use of GHB/GBL in the last 12 months?



Was this for...


During the past year have you passed out using GBL on its own?


During the past year have you passed out using GBL with alcohol?


During the past year have you passed out using GHB on its own?


During the past year have you passed out using GHB with alcohol?


Have you ever noticed any of the following when you stopped using GHB / GBL?











Please rate this substance on its value for money (0=very poor 10=excellent)
Drugs and Pleasure - GHB / GBL
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used GHB / GBL in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of GHB / GBL over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of GHB / GBL
We would like you to think about your use of GHB / GBL over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
About your use of Cannabis
Thinking about your use of cannabis / marijuana over the last 12 months....
Do you mix your cannabis / marijuana with tobacco?

What is your most common method of using cannabis / marijuana?








Typically, on a day that you use cannabis / marijuana, how much cannabis / marijuana do you use per day?
How many joints or bongs / pipes do you get from a gram of cannabis / marijuana?
Do you normally buy your own cannabis / marijuana?













How much do you pay for a gram of cannabis / marijuana?
(select nearest price)
How much do you usually buy at a time?
Please rate this substance on its value for money
(0=very poor 10=excellent)
How would you rate the ease of availability of cannabis / marijuana?
(1 = very easy, 10 = almost impossible)
In the last 12 months have you sought emergency treatment following the use of cannabis / marijuana?

How much had you used?
How long had the session been?
What else had you taken?


Which of the following did you present with?




















How long before you felt back to normal?
Were you admitted to hospital?
How has the experience impacted on your use of cannabis / marijuana?
(tick any thay apply)





Drugs and Pleasure - Cannabis
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used cannabis / marijuana in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of cannabis / marijuana over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of cannabis / marijuana
We would like you to think about your use of cannabis / marijuana over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
Drugs and Pleasure - LSD
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used LSD in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of LSD over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of LSD
We would like you to think about your use of LSD over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
Drugs and Pleasure - Magic Mushrooms
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used magic mushrooms in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of magic mushrooms over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of magic mushrooms
We would like you to think about your use of magic mushrooms over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
Drugs and Pleasure - Tobacco
We know most people use drugs because they enjoy taking them. Oddly most research focuses on trying to explore the relationship between the use of substances and experience of harm. This year GDS wants to change that and focus on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and pleasure for each substance you have used in the last year.
How many times would you say you have used tobacco in the last year?
We would like you to think about your use of tobacco over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following (at the doses you typically use). Not at all=0, very little=1, and the most=10.
Increase in mood (makes me feel happy) / confidence
Increase pleasure from social interactions / being with others
Increase in ablity to relax and unwind
Increased enjoyment/capacity for sex or physical activity
Increase in energy/alertness
Increase in self-awareness and understanding
Increases and/or changes effects of other drugs used
Relief from unwanted physical sensations, thoughts or emotion following use (eg pain and worries)
Help me work/study/perform
Helps me cope with life
We also recognise that if we don't ask about the down side of drugs we won't be getting a really accurate picture so for balance here are 10 questions about unwanted effects that might be associated with the use of tobacco
We would like you to think about your use of tobacco over the last year and provide a rating for each of the following. Not at all=0, very little=1 and the most=10.
Unpleasant physical effects when intoxicated
Unpleasant psychological effects when intoxicated including the way you are with other people
Doing risky things that place you or other people at risk of harm / accidents
Feeling lousy / not being to function normally in the days after use
Negative effects on your ability to work/study/progress personally
Unwanted effects on physical health
Unwanted effects on mental health
Negative effects upon intimate/close personal relationships
Legal/criminal justice consequences
Money problems / worries related to your use of this substance
Worries about your mates
We are interested in whether you had concerns over your mates' drug and/or alcohol use over the last 12 months.
So, thinking about the last 12 months only....
Have you been worried about the use of drugs/alcohol by any of your mates over the last 12 months?
How many friends?
What substance most commonly causes you to be worried about your mates?
What is the second most common substance that causes you to be worried?
Thinking only about the drug that caused you most worry, what was it that worried you about their use of that drug?

tick as many as apply
Have you discussed your worries with any of the people you are worried about?
Which of the following services would you suggest your friend goes to and find out more about how their substance use might be affecting them?








Your Personality
We'd like to ask you some questions about yourself. The following questions are about how you are most of the time and in most situations. Your answers will help us understand what you are usually like. If the way you have been in recent weeks or months is different from the way you usually are, please look back to when you were just your usual self. Please read them carefully and answer yes or no. Non answers will be treated as no.
In general, do you have difficulty in making and keeping friends?
Would you normally describe yourself as a loner?
In general, do you trust other people?
Do you normally lose your temper easily?
Are you normally an impulsive sort of person?
(do you rush into most things without thinking about the consequences)
Are you normally a worrier?
In general, do you depend on others a lot?
In general, are you a perfectionist?
(this applies to most tasks in life not just isolated areas)
Drugs on you
Thinking about the last 12 months........
Have you been stopped and searched by the police for drugs in the last 12 months?

How many times?
Did you have drugs on you on any of these occasions?

How many times?
On any of the occasions you were searched whilst in possession of drugs, did the police ever fail to find them?

How many times?
Possession - Cannabis
Thinking about the last 12 months........
Ever been found in possession of cannabis by the police?


Thinking only about your most recent experience....
How much cannabis did you get caught with?





Were your drugs confiscated?
What happened?

























What part of the country were you in at the time?
What part of the country were you in at the time?
What part of the country were you in at the time?
Where were you?







Did this have an impact on any of the following:



Possession - Cocaine
Thinking about the last 12 months........
Ever been found in possession of cocaine by the police?


Thinking only about your most recent experience....
How much cocaine did you get caught with?






Were your drugs confiscated?
What happened?

























What part of the country were you in at the time?
What part of the country were you in at the time?
What part of the country were you in at the time?
Where were you?







Did this have an impact on any of the following:



Possession - Ecstasy
Thinking about the last 12 months........
Ever been found in possession of ecstasy by the police?


Thinking only about your most recent experience....
How much ecstasy did you get caught with (if pills)?
(number of pills
How much ecstasy did you get caught with (if MDMA/powder)
Were your drugs confiscated?
What happened?

























What part of the country were you in at the time?
What part of the country were you in at the time?
What part of the country were you in at the time?
Where were you?







Did this have an impact on any of the following:



Possession - Amphetamine
Thinking about the last 12 months........
Ever been found in possession of amphetamine by the police?


Thinking only about your most recent experience....
How much amphetamine did you get caught with?






Were your drugs confiscated?
What happened?

























What part of the country were you in at the time?
What part of the country were you in at the time?
What part of the country were you in at the time?
Where were you?







Did this have an impact on any of the following:



Poly Drug Use
What drugs do you most commonly use together in a session?
(you can nominate up to 6)





What 2 drugs (excluding tobacco) do you most commonly take together?
In your personal experience, what drug/alcohol combination is the worst (unpleasant / dangerous)?
(you can nominate up to 3)


Drugs and Driving
If you got pulled over by the police within 2 hours of smoking a joint (but no alcohol) do you think the police could tell you were intoxicated?







If you got pulled over by the police within 2 hours of using an E (but no alcohol) do you think the police could tell you were intoxicated?







If you got pulled over by the police within 2 hours of using cocaine (but no alcohol) do you think the police could tell you were intoxicated?







Mystery White Powders
In the last twelve months, have you snorted or ingested any powder without knowing what it was, or what it was originally sold as?
Thinking back to the most recent time....
What do you think it was?








Were you already intoxicated at the time you took it?
Were you given it by someone you trusted?
Where did you ingest it?




Overall would you say you got a good buzz, felt sick, no effect?




Defining who you are
We are interested in what you do with your leisure time. Thinking about the last 12 months...
How often in the last year did you exercise (ie play sport,run, gym, yoga etc)?
What is your height in cm? (1 inch = 2.54cm, 5ft ~ 152cm, 6ft ~ 183cm)

Don't know your height in cm? convert from feet & inches:


feet inches  [ Convert ]
What is your weight in kg? (1 pound = 0.45kg, 1 stone ~ 6.35kg, 8 stone ~ 51kg, 12 stone ~ 76kg)

Don't know your weight in Kg? convert from stones & pounds:


stone pounds  [ Convert ]
Which would you say is your main musical preference?















How often do you go clubbing?
Where do you most commonly go clubbing?



Over the last year, what would you say is the main reason you went out to clubs?







Internet Drug Access and Legal Highs
Have you ever bought drugs off the internet?




When did you first buy drugs off the internet? (month)
(year)
Have you bought drugs off the internet in the last 12 months?
Have you purchased any drugs promoted as 'legal highs' or 'research chemicals' or 'bath salts' in the last 12 months?
Have you purchased these.....





What was the name of the last such substance you bought?
Have you sought emergency medical help after using any product sold as a bath salt / research chemical?

What was the name of the product? (if you do not know just enter 'unknown')
Were you admitted to hospital?
Which of the following did you experience?



















How did you use it?





What else had you used?
How long before you felt back to normal?
How has the experience impacted on your use of bath salts / research chemicals?
(tick any that apply)





Have you ever heard of the online drug marketplace Silk Road?
Internet and the Silk Road
Where did you first hear about Silk Road?












Have you ever accessed Silk Road?



Have you ever consumed drugs that were purchased through Silk Road?



Why have you or someone on your behalf purchased drugs through Silk Road?
Check all that apply

Which drugs have you or someone on your behalf purchased from Silk Road? (Check all that apply)  








































































































:
Why have you not purchased drugs through Silk Road?
Check all that apply

Gambling and the Internet
Global Drug Survey is interested in how the recent re-marketing of gambling and the expansion of the internet is impacting on people's lives
Which of these gambling activities have you been involved in?
Type of activity Ever Last year No of times in last year

Casino - machines
Casino - cards
Casino - roulette
Sports betting in bookmakers
Online betting
App betting
Roulette / poker machines in bookmakers

Type of activity Ever Last year No of times in last year

Lottery
Cards, eg poker in private venue
Gambling for no money on social media
Fixed odds betting machines
Gambling financial markets
Gambling at sporting events
Other - please specify
Gambling and the Internet (continued)
During the past 12 months, have you become restless, irritable, or anxious when trying to stop and (or) cut down on gambling?
During the past 12 months, have you tried to keep your family or friends from knowing how much you gambled?
During the past 12 months, did you have such financial trouble as a result of gambling that you had to get help with living expenses from family, friends, or welfare?
All about sex
Sexual activity
The next section contains some intimate questions about your use of drugs and sexual activity. We are interested how different people use drugs when having sex and whether drug use places people at risk of sexual health related harms. Depending on your gender you may not be shown all the questions.
How many people have you had vaginal sex with in the past year?




How many of these without using a condom?
How many people have you had anal sex with in the past year?




How many of these without using a condom?
In the past year have you been in a sexual relationship with one person and had sex with another person?


First time sex over the last 12 months
Have you had sex with a person for the first time in the last 12 months?



When having sex with a person for the first time do you use a barrier method of contraception (eg condoms) to protect you from STIs/unwanted pregnancies




Thinking about the first time you have had sex (anal or vaginal) with a new partner over the last 12 months are you usually sober/intoxicated




When intoxicated and having sex with a new partner typically how intoxicated are you?



Sex on drugs
In the last 12 months which of the following drugs have you had sex on (if any)?










Which drugs have you most commonly had sex on over the last year?
(list up to 3)
1:
2:
3:
Drugs on sex
We are interested in how different drugs impact on different aspects of having sex. Please rate the effect of each of the drugs (at the doses you typically consume) on each of the following aspects of sex on a scale of minus 10 to plus 10 with -10 = massive reduction, 0= no effect , +10 = massive increase
 
Drug 1
Drug 2
Drug 3
Ability to achieve and maintain an erection (if male) / moistness (if female)
Desire to have sexual intercourse
How long it takes to reach orgasm
Ability to have multiple orgasms in a session
Quality/intensity of orgasm
Overall performance
Emotional / intimacy aspect of sex
Sensual aspects of sex
Confidence in trying new things
Feelings of shame associated with having sex
Over the last 12 months what proportion of times you have had sex would you say that you have been under the influence of drugs?





Over the last 12 months what proportion of times you have had sex would you say that you have been under the influence of alcohol?





Over the last 12 months what proportion of times you have had sex would you say that you have been under the influence of alcohol and drugs?





Have you ever used drugs / alcohol with the specific purpose of making sex better?















If so what is your preferred drug/combination of drugs

Sexually transmitted disease
Have you ever attended a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic or special (VD) clinic?




In the last 12 months?
Have you ever been told by a health professional that you had an infection that can be sexually transmitted?




In the last 12 months?
Have you ever been told by a health professional that you have Chlamydia?




In the last 12 months?
Have you ever been tested for HIV?
Are you....



 
Are your currently taking antiretrovirals?


If yes, would your say you are complaint with your medication?



Being taken advantage of sexually
Have you ever been taken advantage of sexually because you were vulnerable as the result of alcohol/drugs you had taken?




Within the past year?
Have you ever have been given drugs/alcohol by someone with the intention of taking advantage of you sexually?




Has this happened to you within the past year?
Have you had sex without your consent after being drugged by someone without you knowing?




Within the past year?
Pregnancy (Women only)
In the last 12 months have you fallen pregnant?
Was this intentional or accidental?


What drugs or alcohol had you used in the month prior to conception?
As a result of this pregnancy did you...




Which of the following best describes your eyesight before you used poppers?
(select one only)
Have you noticed any of the following symptoms in the hours or days following use of poppers?
Tick all that apply
Are these problems with vision that you've noticed:



When did these problems start?




How long do these symptoms last for after you use poppers?




Which of the following best describes the progression of your vision problems?
(select one only)
Have you seen anybody about these problems?





Who did you see?






Did you mention your use of poppers?
Finally, over the last year on how many days have you used poppers?







Prescription Medication Use
Last year we asked about people's use of various medications and whether they had ever used them to get high, to manage pain, sleep or their mood. This year we want to find out a bit more about whether or not the use of these medications are a source of pleasure or problems
Have you used any of the following medications in the last year or month? if so please indicate why, leave any drugs you have not used in the last year blank.
Codeine/combinations
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Hydrocodone/combinations (Vicodin, Lortab, or Lorcet)
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Oxycontin/ Oxycodone/combinations Percocet,Percodan, or Tylox many other names)
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Morphine
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Tramadol
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Methadone
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Fentanyl
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Gabapentin/pregabalin
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Buprenorphine (Subutex / Suboxone)
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Z drugs (stilnox, zopliclone, zolpidem.ambien)
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Benzodiazepines (e.g. valium/xanaz/rivotril/temezapm)
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall (dexamphetamine)
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


Viagra
If yes, how many times in the last 12 months?


Which of the following methods did you use to obtain it?





In the last year, have you taken that medication to relieve unpleasant states...





In the last year, have you taken that medication to achieve these desirable objectives...


(How many times )


If any of the above were prescribed to you in the last 12 months (and thinking only about the one you have used most often), have you found yourself.....








Violence
We are interested in your experience of violence over the last 12 months.
In the last 12 months have you witnessed a fight?
(please tick as many as apply)





Where was this?






In the last 12 months have you personally been involved in fight with another adult?

How many times?
Thinking of the most recent incident only
Where was this?






Had you been drinking alcohol?










How drunk do think you were on a scale of 0-10?
(10= drunkest you've ever been)
Had you been taking other drugs?










Which ones?
How intoxicated do think you were on a scale of 0-10?
(10=most intoxicated on drugs you've ever been)
Did you go to hospital?



Were you attended to by ambulance?



Did anyone else in the fight go to hospital?



Did police attend?










Was anyone arrested?


Policy
If, in your country, possession of small amounts of currently illegal drugs resulted in no penalty whatsoever how do you think this would change your use of drugs and alcohol?
(please tick as many as apply).

If, in your country, possession of small amounts of currently illegal drugs resulted in a fine, like a parking ticket, but no criminal record, how do you think this would change your use of drugs and alcohol?
(please tick as many as apply).

A new legal drug that is approved by the Government comes onto the market, it is safer, reasonably priced and has similar effects to your current illicit drug of choice. How would the availability of this new drug impact on your use of your illegal drug of choice?





If currently illicit drugs were to be legally available through a government outlet, of guaranteed purity and quality, and broadly the same price you pay now how would its availability impact on your use of illegal drugs?
(please tick as many as apply).
Personal details
Have you ever taken part in the Global Drug Survey before?
How old are you?
Are you (gender)
Annual income













Your ethnicity











If mixed or other, please specify:
Highest academic qualification attained
Are you studying?
Are you unemployed?
Are you working?
What is your sexual orientation?




Do you live with.....








Finally, where did you hear about / access this survey from?










Would you be happy to be contacted by a member of the Global Drug Survey team about areas covered by this questionnaire?
If so please give us some contact details so we can contact you in confidence
[these details are stored separately]
My contact number/email is
What name should we ask for?
Personal details about you
We are interested to see if people's drug use changes each year. By answering the questions below we will be able to generate a unique number that will allow us to identify you if you fill in the questionnaire again. Please be assured that this information is confidential and will be safely stored by the research team. If you do not want to answer these questions please leave them blank.
Your sex
The day of your birthday (1-31)
The first letter of your first name (A-Z)
The year of your birth (00-99)
The first letter of your mother's maiden name (A-Z)
 
This is the end of the Global Drugs Survey

Thank you so much, we really appreciate your time and helping us learn more about drug use across the world

Look out for the results in March next year

Have a great 2013

Cheers

Adam
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Mental Illness
Have you ever been diagnosed with a mental illness?
Which illnesses?






 
Have you ever been prescribed medication for psychiatric illness



If yes....what is your current prescribed medication (if any):