have been conducting surveys of drug users in the
UK since 1982. We lead UK research into cannabis use
patterns, purchasing patterns, market analysis and
1994, we have developed a database of over 15,000
regular drug users, which is expanding year on year.
A number of common questions are included in all surveys,
allowing year on year comparisons to be drawn. Other
questions explored include attitudes to drugs, drug
experiences, drugs and driving, arrest and crime statistics,
demographics (age, sex, occupation etc), and many
other questions revolving around use of cannabis and
We collect far more data than we are able to publish
at any one time, and a number of scientific papers
are in preparation covering specific areas of our
research. The database also includes smaller but significant
numbers of users regularly consuming other drugs.
- IDMU welcomes any offers of collaboration from University
departments or individual researchers, and can provide
customised analyses of existing data sets.
Drug Issues - If we don't have the information immediately
to hand, we can usually either find this within 24
hours, or advise where the information can be found.
We review developments in drug abuse worldwide from
the Mapnews press
Abstract Service - We can search the literature databases
by key word and provide lists of scientific papers
and/or abstracts by fax or e-mail.