Global Drug Survey 2018 – A Few Interesting Facts and Stats

Global Drug Survey 2018  – A Few Interesting Facts and Stats

This month, the results of Global Drug Survey had been released – and the number show reasons to worry – especially when it comes to results in the United Kingdom.  The Global Drug Survey is the largest yearly drug survey in the world, and this year there have been more than 150,000 people who have participated in the study. Within the United Kingdom, nearly 5000 people have participated in the survey and answered frankly about their drug taking. We have compiled a list of the noteworthy results for your convenience:

In the United Kingdom, Female Drinkers have little to no knowledge about the health risks of Alcohol.

In a shocking statistic, it has been revealed that women under 25 have little to no knowledge about the risks of alcohol and binge drinking. Only a third of women in that age group were aware of the fact that Alcohol can cause 7 different types of cancer.  To add to that, near half of women reported that they did not know about that severe abusers of alcohol can improve their liver function by having at least two alcohol-free days in the week.

Scotland’s Drug and Alcohol Problem.

Scotland has been topping the list of many different surveys –  which represents the fact that Scotland has an increasing issue with drug and alcohol abuse. In fact, Scottish people consumer the most cocaine in a single session per person, averaging 1.2 grams, which is more than double the global average. England is a distant second at 0.7 grams per person per session.

Another statistic proving the accessibility of cocaine north of the border, is the fact that more than a third of participants in Glasgow have signalled that they can get cocaine delivered faster than a pizza – which is about half an hour. This is often an indicator of the widespread availability and the demand of the drug.

Regarding alcohol intake, nearly one in 20 Scots have sought emergency care due to acute alcohol poisoning. Scotland also leads the list in this category, and England shares 5th place with Russia.

The UK’s Drug Related A&E admissions are spiralling out of control.

In the 2017 survey, it became apparent that more than one in 200 users of MDMA have sought emergency treatment due to an overdose. This year, the number is closer to one in 90. This could indicate an increase in strength of MDMA, or new users are less knowledgeable and aware of the drug that they are ingesting.

The Dangers of GHB

GHB- also called liquid ecstasy – has cause nearly a quarter of all takers to pass out according to the study. Out of the respondents in the study, 25 percent of women had reported that they have passed out after taking the drug.

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