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Old 05-19-2019, 12:41 AM   #1
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Misused and/or misunderstood data

I see this chart he said came from CNN ...

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Doesn't look right to me, I only know one person who gets drunk most Saturday nights, the rest having 1 or 2 glasses of wine or a beers 99% of the time.
Maybe I'm out of touch as I never ask anyone if they're drunk when I shoo them off the lawn.

I go to CNN and find they grabbed it from the 2019 Global Drug Survey, so I go there and grab the pdf of the Exec Summary.

GDS2019 ran from October 29 December 30, 2018.
Data from 123,814 people from > 30 countries who were self reporting
59% were male
The mean age was 29 years
57% of the sample aged 25 years or under and 19% aged 35 years and older
87% of the sample was white
60% reported going clubbing 4 or more times a year.

I think that sample does not represent the population of any country, making the presentation by CNN misused and misunderstood.

That report covered a lot more, drugs, their cost/quality/value, how often an EMT was called, etc, but again a small demographic.

Of the 20 drugs used most commonly in the last 12 months:
4 were tobacco/nicotine-based products
6 were psychedelic/dissociative drugs
4 were stimulant drugs
3 were prescription CNS depressants

The top 10 drugs used in the last 12 months(excluding alcohol and tobacco/nicotine)
Cannabis
MDMA
Cocaine
Amphetamines
LSD
Magic Mushrooms
Benzodiazepines
Prescription Opioids
Ketamine
Nitrous Oxide
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:06 AM   #2
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:10 AM   #3
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I would not trust any chart referencing anything about drunkenness that does not include Russia.
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