Drugs and Recreation

Ray MartinChief Executive Officer, Americas
April 10, 2013, 4:57 PM GMT+0

Decriminalization takes a treatment and risk reduction focus versus a punishment approach for drug users. This ongoing legal change has sparked significant interest on the topic of drug usage and preference worldwide. If drugs had no health or legal risks, would people still try them?

An Omnibus survey recently discovered that 62% of Americans would not take recreational drugs even if they had no legal or health risks. 21% of people said they would in fact take drugs if legal or health risks weren’t present and 17% were undecided on the matter. Of the people that said yes, the most preferred drug to try, if available, was Marijuana. The majority (68%) still responded that they would never try any recreational drugs. It seems like Americans are sticking with their “drug free for a better America” stance regardless of legal or health risks.

If there were no legal or health risks involved, would you ever take recreational drugs?

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