Global Drug Survey (GDS) runs the world’s largest survey.
GDS believes that the expertise and experience of people who use alcohol and other drugs can be used to inform the creation of better drug policy.
The GDS 2020 includes data from over 110,000 people from > 25 countries.
GDS2020 ran between Nov 7th– Dec 30th 2019
The most recent report of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) will be published on 12 November 2020. The ESPAD Report 2019 is based on a 2019 survey in 35 Europen countries. ESPAD has been collecting data through school surveys every four years since 1995. Further iinformation is available on the ESPAD website.
Tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use can place a heavy burden on individuals, families and society. The health,
social and economic effects are diverse and substantial, and include disease and injury, mental health
conditions, road accidents, family and domestic violence, and other crime.
Introduction: Gambling disorder is characterized by an uncontrollable need to gamble, lack of control over gambling, prioritizing gambling over other activities, and continuing to gamble despite the negative consequences this entails. Worldwide, between .1% and 5% of people show signs of problem gambling and between .1% and 2.2% present a positive result in gambling disorder criteria.