drugsand.me is an educational website that provides evidence-based information about existing harm reduction methods for drug users. By conducting this online and anonymous survey, they aimed to investigate whether drug-related services and information provided by universities reflect the students’ needs.
Some of the most interesting findings of the survey were:
- 96.1% of students tried drugs recreationally before coming to university
- 67.1% of students thought their drug use increased in university.
- The main reason for drug use was recreational (81.1%). 62.5% of students used drugs to go out
to night clubs and 55% used drugs to relax. On the other hand, depression was an influential
factor for 20.4% of students.
- 61.8% of students thought that drug use has short-term negative effects in their life such as not
being able to do other things because of wasting too much time (59.8%) and excessive spending
- 82.5% of students combine different drugs.
- 81.1% of students were not provided with information about drugs by their university.
- 58.6% of students are not aware of their university’s drug policy