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  • Bluelight Census 2018



    Global Drug Survey has partnered with Bluelight to create a sample of people who reported using Bluelight in the last 7 days.
    This report is based on the data from 1480 people who used Bluelight in the last 7 days and completed GDS up to and including questions about novel substance use.
    The survey was live in November-December 2017.

    Summary of results:
    • Most Bluelighters (70% ) come from English-speaking countries (US, UK, Australia, Canada)
    • Bluelighters are typically young 'white' males (median age 20, 84% male, 88% 'White')
    • Over half of Bluelighters are currently studying (56% )
    • A quarter (24% ) have completed a university qualification
    • Half (51% ) report being in paid employment, including 28% that work full-time
    • 20% report their occupation as 'professional'
    • Almost half (45% ) report 'never' going clubbing
    • Lifetime drug use rates include 94% cannabis, 71% LSD and 68% MDMA
    • Lifetime use of prescription benzodiapines (64% ) and opioids (60% ) is significant
    • Lifetime rates of novel drug use are high, e.g. LSD analogues (21% ), novel benzos (21% )
    • Clearnet forums (such as Bluelight) are used extensively for harm reduction information
    • Almost all Bluelighterswho reported trying MDMA for the first time in the last 12 months used Bluelight to research MDMA beforehand

    Limitations: the sample may not be representative of the Bluelight population and the results rely on accuracy of self-report.

    Read/download the full report here: bluelightcensus2018.pdf

    Thanks to all of the community members who took the time to complete this survey.
    Thanks also to Global Drug Survey for partnering with Bluelight in 2018.
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Jjrod's Avatar
      Jjrod -
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    1. manofalldrugs's Avatar
      manofalldrugs -
      [FONT=comic sans ms]I have been using this website since I was 14 to find drug information. If I hadn't found this site I could have overdosed not knowing what milligrams of each substance to take. So I wanna give a big thank you to all of the members and creators..
    1. euphoricnod's Avatar
      euphoricnod -
      Quote Originally Posted by manofalldrugs View Post
      [FONT=comic sans ms]I have been using this website since I was 14 to find drug information. If I hadn't found this site I could have overdosed not knowing what milligrams of each substance to take. So I wanna give a big thank you to all of the members and creators..
      I am more than sure that having Bluelight as a resource prevented me from overdosing or otherwise killing myself.
    1. ExperimentalQT's Avatar
      ExperimentalQT -
      Thank you Bluelight for always helping in keeping me informed on what I am putting in my body...things would have been a lot dicier for me without this database.
    1. Fizzyhoow's Avatar
      Fizzyhoow -
      I too have been using Bluelight since I was a kid and I'm immensely grateful for everyone providing essential information and keeping me safe during all these years
    1. Thomas29's Avatar
      Thomas29 -
      I have also used Bluelight since I was 15 and still do at Age 25 And it's still helping Me with My Pain Management to this Day as of recent use of the Forums.
    1. DrumTripper's Avatar
      DrumTripper -
      +1 to above, I wish I had the resource back in the 80s-90s. Back then, there was little available, save for what you could scrounge at the libraries. I know you can’t see it, but right now I am raising a glass to Bluelight: cheers to you all!
    1. Cocolove011689's Avatar
      Cocolove011689 -
      Yeah Ive always used blue light anytime I was doing anything new since middle school still use it in my 20s