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  • Poppers maculopathy

    A case report of irreversible visual damage in a 30-year old man, one of an increasing number linked to use of poppers (isobutyl nitrite).

    10 July 2014 | The Lancet
  • Gay Shamelessness, Beyond the Crystal Meth Crisis

    For many gay men, meth spoiled the pleasures of drugs in the way that AIDS had spoiled sex. A decade after meth use peaked, what can the sheer resilience of one generation offer the next?

    24 June 2014 | Substance.com
  • New report on drug & alcohol treatment for LGB&T people

    ‘Out of your mind’ is a new report examining how drug and alcohol treatment services can be improved for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans (LGBT) people. The report aims to encourage commissioners and providers of drug and alcohol treatment services to be more mindful of the support needs of LGBT people when planning and delivering services.

    02 June 2014 | London Friend
  • Drug experts issue warning over 'chem-sex' parties

    Trend towards injecting synthetic drugs such as cathinones and crystal meth in British cities prompts concern from EU experts.

    27 May 2014 | The Guardian
  • Breaking bad in Tehran: how Iran got a taste for crystal meth

    Cheap, widely available and used by students and housewives alike, crystal meth is taking the Iranian capital by storm. The author of a new book about the country reports on an addiction that even the repressive regime is struggling to control.

    14 May 2014 | The Guardian
  • Rehabilitating Our Approach to Gay Men Who Use Drugs

    Much of the writing on HIV prevention is loaded with punitive clichés about gay men that highlight psychological deficits, lack of self control, and prevention fatigue. Perhaps the most repeated one since the onset of the epidemic suggests that the majority of gay men are into drugs and couldn’t care less about becoming infected while enjoying their substances.

    14 May 2014 | Matters of Substance (blog)
  • Study explores why gay, lesbian teens binge drink

    Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    06 May 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Social cocaine use 'dangerous' according to researchers

    Sydney University researchers have found that people who use cocaine ‘socially’ are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

    06 May 2014 | Gay News Network
  • The Global Drug Survey 2014 findings

    The 2014 Global Drug Survey (GDS2014) conducted during November / December 2013 was the biggest survey of current drug use ever conducted. Published in 8 languages and promoted through media partners in 17 countries, it received almost 80,000 responses.

    14 April 2014 | Global Drug Survey
  • "Chemsex" in gay and bisexual men: what's going on?

    Reflections on a recent study of 'chemsex' in London gay men, from a writer on addiction and recovery.

    14 April 2014 | Recovery Review
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