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/

http://www.downandirty.org

Safer Injecting

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

Support

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.

Contact:

Shane Garvey

Prep, Alcohol & Other Drugs Coordinator

[email protected]

Ph: 07 3017 1711