While most LGBTI people live relatively healthy, a disproportionate number use alcohol and other drugs. This can be due to the fact that LGBTI people experience additional stressors in their lives, including homophobia, discrimination and violence. When drinking alcohol or taking drugs, it’s important to know your limits and look out for your friends.
Drug and alcohol facts
For information about how alcohol and other drugs work and using safely, visit the Touchbase website http://touchbase.org.au/
Drugs and sex
How Hard (ACON): For sexually adventurous men: http://www.howhard.com.au/
Safer Injecting: http://www.aivl.org.au/resource/
Needle and Syringe QLD Directory https://www.health.qld.gov.au/public-health/topics/atod/queensland-needle-syringe-program
Drugs and HIV
HIV positive men and crystal meth: Turning Tina http://theinstituteofmany.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Turning-Tina_Book.pdf
Alcohol and other Drug Information Service: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/public-health/topics/atod/services
Alcohol & Other Drugs Program
QuAC’s drug and alcohol program aims to reduce the harms associated with drug and alcohol use within the LGBTI community through research, training, workshops and campaigns. We are currently working hard to try and secure funding to provide LGBTI specific drug and alcohol services for QLD LGBTI communities.
Prep, Alcohol & Other Drugs Coordinator
Ph: 07 3017 1711