Global Drug Survey 2019: First Time Polled Indian Respondents

Versha Bhatt Comments 0 June 18, 2019

The Global Drug Survey, a survey of recreational drug use for the first time polled respondents from India. It found that more than any other nationalities, Indians are seeking help to reduce their alcohol intake which reflects an awareness of abuse. GDS 2019 is the 8th annual report published by the organization. It is an independent research organization based in London, United Kingdom (UK). It runs the largest global survey on recreational drug use. It is basically an anonymized online survey which uses a detailed questionnaire to assess trends in self-reported harms and drug use among regular and early adopters of new trends. Although it is not designed to determine the prevalence of drug behavior in all the population of the country it throws light on prevalent stigmatize behaviors and health outcomes of that hidden population which is otherwise difficult to reach. It can be used to inform targeted interventions about the outcomes of drug use. It uses its data and expertise to create digital health applications delivering screening as well as brief interventions for alcohol and drugs. It also produces a range of drug education materials for health and legal professionals, the entertainment industry and the general public.


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