CategoryPeople Who Inject Drugs / AOD

Chemsex questions: what are we actually asking?

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Crozier Brendan, Sayer Nathan, Varma Rick (2022) Chemsex questions: what are we actually asking?. Sexual Health 19, 76-78. Abstract: Among men who have sex with men (MSM), sexualised drug use (SDU) is related to high risk sexual behaviour and a higher chance of contracting STIs. Chemsex, a subset of SDU, has a particularly high risk factor for STIs. We describe the implementation of a new...

New Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide

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Thorne Harbour Health, October 2021 “The Cottage” is a new Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide, from Thorne Harbour Health.  At Thorne Harbour Health we understand that LGBTIQ community members can have particular needs when it comes to making positive changes in relation to drinking and using drugs. We know that our communities often...

Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Understanding Lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s Experiences of Alcohol, Substance Use and Health (UnLEASH) Study

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NDARC at UNSW , June 2021   The Understanding Lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s Experiences of Alcohol, Substance Use and Health (UnLEASH) Study explores lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health and wellbeing and the relationship with smoking, drinking, and using drugs. We want to give voices to those in our communities that have not been heard before and we need your help! Led by...

Medically Supervised Injecting Room supporting the most vulnerable, new study shows

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Burnet Institute, June 11, 2021 A new Burnet Institute study shows the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is fulfilling its brief and playing a constructive role by attracting people who are most at risk from harm relating to their injecting drug use, and most in need of the service. The research also points to positive impacts on the amenity of the local area through a...

Men who have Sex with Men and Chemsex: A Clinic-Based Cross-sectional Study in South Australia

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Khaw, C., Zablotska-Manos, I. & Boyd, M.A. Sex Res Soc Policy (2020). Abstract: Background Chemsex, the intentional combining of sex with the use of particular psychoactive substances typically crystal methamphetamine, gamma-hydroxybutyrate(GHB)/gamma butyrolactone(GBL), mephedrone, and ketamine has been reported among men who have sex with men (MSM). Chemsex is more common among MSM than in...

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