Thu. 4 Feb 2021, 5:06 pm

Global Drug Survey 2020 findings released!


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The Global Drug Survey (GDS) is the world's biggest drug survey and these findings come from data collected just before the pandemic from over 110,000 people from more than 25 countries (including more than 10,000 Australians).

Excluding alcohol & tobacco/nicotine products, the top 10 drugs used in the last 12 months by survey respondents were: THC-containing cannabis, MDMA, CBD-only cannabis products (non-psychoactive), cocaine, amphetamine, LSD, benzodiazepines, magic mushrooms, ketamine and prescription opioids.

Based on data from > 90,000 people who drink, respondents from predominately English-speaking countries and Scandinavia reported getting drunk more times per year than in any other country, with Australia coming third in the global rankings. Respondents reported regretting getting drunk on 30% of occasions.

49% of MDMA users said they had no idea how much MDMA was in their pill or capsule and only 7% got their drugs tested, and darknet purchases increased significantly again in the period.

Read the full GDS 2020 Key Finding Report here.

The GDS is collecting responses for their 2021 survey until mid February here.

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