Global Drug Survey 2017

Global Drug Survey 2017

The Global Drug Survey, the biggest survey of drug use patterns in the world, has launched in the UK.

The Global Drug Survey is an independent drug use data-mapping agency, based in London. This research has been approved by the King’s College London Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee (PNM/14/15-18).

Last year over 100,000 people / respondents took part in GDS2016. Global Drug Survey will reveal what hundreds of thousands of people think about drugs - and how they use them

This year’s survey will explore issues including the medicinal use of cannabis, how the dark net is helping people buy illegal drugs, the impact of the new UK ban on so-called “legal highs”, such as laughing gas (nitrous oxide), and whether drug laws really make a difference in reducing drug use.

We would like to invite you to participate in this year’s Global Drug Survey, the world’s largest online survey about drugs and drug use. Completing the survey is completely voluntary and you can choose which sections you wish to answer should you participate. Please read all information before continuing to the survey, and get in touch with the research team if anything is unclear or you have further questions.

The survey is anonymous and confidential.

You must be at least 16 years old to participate and have read the information sheet on the first page.  

More than 100,000 people have already taken part in this year’s survey, which is published in ten different languages. The poll’s organisers expect the final total to exceed 150,000 by the time it closes on 10 January.The results of the 2017 survey will be published next May.

The Global Drug Survey can be accessed here.