The annual Global Drug Survey (GDS) for 2018 has recently been launched and Scottish Drugs Forum is encouraging participation by people living in Scotland.
GDS runs the largest drug survey in the world, with over half a million people having taken part in the last five years.
GDS relies on the experience and expertise from people all over the world so that trends and practices can be identified and then harm reduction advice created and disseminated.
The information can be broken down into demographics and it provides services in Scotland a useful indicator of what areas to prepare for and skill up in.
The survey is anonymous and confidential, and will ask the usual range of questions on substance use, however, this year it will also have a specific focus on the following topics.
- The acceptability of psychedelic therapies for mental illness
- Psychedelic micro-dosing – the good, the bad and who knows?
- The impact of cannabis health messages on cannabis use
- The use of cannabis edibles: the good the bad and the unexpected
- Fair trade cocaine – would you pay more?
- How much do you trust your dealer?
- What drug is the best value for money?
- Drugs, sexual assault and consent
- Drugs, the police and fair play around the world