Here, on Mindheal, I almost always refer to scientific works devoted to the study of psychoactive substances and their relationship with people, society, and laws. When I was informed that right now, at the moment, one of the most extensive scientific surveys on the topic of interest to us had begun, I could not stay away. Ladies and gentlemen, I invite everyone to take part in the Global Drug Survey 2024, contribute, share your story, and help researchers add a little more clear data and objectivity to this vague picture of people-drug relationships.

How to Participate. Briefly

It’s as simple. Follow the link below and answer the questions that will be divided into several topics. Everything will take quite a bit of time. You do not need to leave any personal data in the questionnaire. Everything was done as correctly, logically, and clearly as possible.

In addition to English, the survey is also available in several other languages, including German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Romanian.

What is the Global Drug Survey

Global Drug Survey (GDS) is an independent research company based in London, dedicated to generating insightful reports for international media, public health bodies, and corporate entities. Leveraging its comprehensive data and profound expertise, GDS develops digital health applications aimed at screening and offering brief interventions for substance and alcohol use. Their commitment extends to providing accessible online resources for harm reduction, alongside anonymous and confidential tools for self-assessment. Furthermore, GDS crafts a variety of educational materials on drug use for health and legal professionals, the entertainment sector, and the broader public.

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GDS mission is to enhance the safety of drug use, irrespective of a substance’s legal standing, by disseminating knowledge to individuals, communities, and organizations involved in health and policy-making.

Employing anonymous, online methodologies, GDS conducts an annual survey available in 10 languages and supported by partners across more than 20 nations. Their collaboration with leading global media outlets ensures widespread promotion of our survey and findings, prioritizing the general public as the initial recipients of our insights.

Why Your Participation Matters

Your voice is pivotal. By sharing your experiences, you contribute to a rich tapestry of knowledge that can enlighten not only public perception but also inform healthcare professionals, policymakers, and researchers. Your participation:

  • Informs Better Policies: Your insights help shape policies that are rooted in the reality of substance use, aiming for harm reduction and better support systems.
  • Enhances Support and Treatment: Understanding the nuanced ways substances affect individuals aids in the development of more effective, personalized treatment and support.
  • Demystifies Substance Use: By providing a clearer picture of why and how people use substances, we can challenge stigma and misconceptions, fostering a more compassionate society.

Who Should Participate?

  • Substance Users: Whether your use is recreational, medicinal, or anything in between, your experiences provide invaluable insights.
  • Healthcare Professionals: Your encounters and observations in a professional capacity offer a unique perspective on substance use and its impacts.
  • Family and Friends of Users: Your experiences in supporting or understanding someone who uses substances contribute to a fuller picture of the social dynamics of use.
  • Individuals Interested in Substance Use and Policy: If you’re keen on how substances affect individuals and societies, your viewpoint can add depth to the discussion.
  • Everyone who is interested and cares about this topic.
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Disclaimer

This call is my personal initiative. GDS representatives have not contacted me. I wrote them a letter about information support, but unfortunately I did not receive a response. Nevertheless, I think it is important to support such initiatives. They can help us create a more balanced and beneficial system of views and principles of interaction with psychoactive substances. Once again, I invite everyone to take part in