Global Drug Survey hat im Auftrag von The Guardian und dem Musik- und Szenemagazin Mixmag 15.000 Personen in einer Online-Befragung zu ihren Drogenkonsummustern befragt. Die zentralen Ergebnisse des Drug Surveys sind hier und hier nachzulesen. Besonders Aufschlussreich sind die vergleichenden Analysen zwischen englischen und amerikanischen Drogennutzern.
The Guardian benennt folgenden Kernergebnisse der Untersuchung und präsentiert in einer kleinen Videoanimation (s.u.) 20 things you might not know zusammen:
- fifth of young drug users admit to taking “mystery white powders” without any idea what they contain – 15% of overall respondents say they have taken a unknown white powder in the last 12 months, a third admitting its was supplied by someone they didn’t trust. But younger drug users were much more likely to take risks with unknown substances, with a fifth of all survey respondents aged between 18 and 25 saying they had taken mystery powders
- more respondents in the UK and US admitted to taking cannabis than either tobacco or energy drinks
- Those who defined themselves as clubbers were more likely to take ecstasy than smoke cigarettes
- 3.5% of those in the UK said they had even taken ecstasy, or MDMA, anally
- Alcohol is used regularly by almost all drug users, and apart from tobacco, the substance respondents would most like to take less of. Two-thirds of male respondents and 60% of women drank reported drinking at hazardous or harmful levels – though a fifth of regarded their drinking as average or below average levels