HSE Drugs.ie in collaboration with the Health Research Board (HRB) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) are asking people who use drugs to complete this survey to help shape the future of drug policies and interventions in Europe.
The voluntary, anonymous survey will run in over 30 countries and 29 languages for a 6 week period.Web-based surveys have the benefit of reaching people who use drugs directly and provide new data rapidly to help identify emerging trends.
What drugs have you used, how have you used, how often and why have you used? These are all questions which can help provide an overview of the current drug trends to inform policy and practice.
Share your experiences from the last 12 months, take part here
- Targeted at people, aged 18 and over, who have used drugs in the last 12 months, the survey aims to improve understanding of patterns of drug use and the diverse user groups in Ireland. The survey is structured in modules on: socio-demographics, drug using patterns, access to treatment, access to drugs (amounts usually bought and prices paid) and how COVID-19 has affected patterns of drug use.
- The Irish specific modules will focus on nitrous oxide and psychedelic mushrooms to review these trends in Ireland.
- Watch - Why a European Web Survey on Drugs.
- Get more information on the survey from the EMCDDA here.
- Get harm reduction for people who use drugs here.
- For information and support free phone the HSE Helpline on 1899 459 459 Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.