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Global Drug Survey 2020

Welcome to GDS2020. Thank you for taking part and adding your experience to the world’s largest drug survey. Global Drug Survey (GDS) is independent and free from the influence of government funding or commercial interests. Funds we generate go into running the survey and creating free harm reduction tools.

Our international team is committed to helping make drug use safer regardless of the legal status of the drug and promoting honest conversations about drug use across the world.

GDS2020 is hosted on an encrypted survey platform. It’s anonymous and confidential. You don’t need to give any personally identifiable details. We don’t record your IP address.

This year’s core survey will take most people 20-30 minutes. At the end of each core drug section we will give you feedback about how your frequency of use compares to other people who have taken that drug and taken part in the GDS over the last 2 years, or in the case of alcohol what level of risk your current drinking may be placing you at.

We will be asking questions about all the commonly used substances and in addition some optional in-depth sections on medical cannabis, CBD, psychedelics and self-treatment and how people dose with MDMA. We also have a section on night life and how policy and regulation in different cities and venues impact on people’s use of substances and the risks they may be exposed to. It’s super important to collect this information to inform venues and governments striving to improve safety in nightlife settings.

You may be offered the opportunity to complete some of these depending on your earlier answers. 

You can save and return to complete the survey at a later date if you don’t want to complete it today.

The SAVE button will be located in the top, right-hand corner of the screen once you have started the survey.

Throughout this survey you may encounter questions that indicate "select all that apply". If your system only allows you to select one at a time, try holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard as you select options.
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You must be at least 16 years old to participate and have read the information sheet on the next page.
110541 people have participated so far.
Completing the survey is completely voluntary, you do not have to take part and you can choose which sections you wish to answer. However once started you can withdraw from the survey at any stage but please note the data you have entered up until that point will be saved and used.

Please read the following information sheet before continuing to the survey, and get in touch with the research team if anything is unclear or you have further questions.