According to recent global survey of recreational drug-use has found that Indians-more than from other nationalities surveyed are seeking help to reduce their alcohol intake. They survey was titled Global Drugs Survey (GDS) 2019 and for the first time polled respondents from
GDS 2019 Findings for India
Global Findings in GDS 2019
Apart from alcohol and tobacco, the most used drugs globally were cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, MDMA (or Ecstacy), LSD (or ‘acid’), magic mushrooms, benzodiazepines, prescription opioids, ketamine, nitrous oxide. Globally approximately 14% (11,000) reported being taken advantage of sexually while intoxicated in their lifetime. There were no figures from India available.
Global Drug Survey (GDS)
It is an independent research organisation based in London, UK. It runs largest global survey of recreational drug-use. It is anonymised, online survey that uses detailed questionnaire to assess trends in drug use and self-reported harms among regular drug users and early adopters of new trends. 2019 GDS was 8th annual report published by it.