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5 key takeaways from the Global Drug Survey 2018

Posted by John Wicks on Aug 16, 2018

The Global Drug Survey (GDS) is the largest worldwide survey of both legal and illegal global drug usage - and this year, it’s bigger than ever. The 2018 survey results include responses from over 130,000 people from over 40 countries, and uses anonymous online research methods to ensure that drug-using participants are honest. If you’re wondering where Wales and Northern Ireland are, unfortunately the study only draws insights from countries with 100 respondents or more. Still, we believe the survey paints a vivid picture of drug use across the UK.

Now in its eighth year, the GDS is run by an expert advisory board comprised of academics and healthcare specialists, including a toxicologist, a GP, a legal expert, a clinical psychologist and others.

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