LGBT Substance Use

The information below contains data from research, as well as published reports, studies and articles related to the growing issue of substance abuse across the global LGBT community.     Click on the links below:   all-partied-out         lgbt-alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drug-problems           233_the_belong_to_drugs_report           environmentalpreventionandlgbtsubstanceabuse           hrc-final-issue-brief-lgbt-teens […]

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Poppers (Amyl Nitrate) and Gay Men: 10 Facts That Might Surprise You!

Poppers (Amyl Nitrate) and Gay Men: 10 Facts That Might Surprise You! September 8, 2016 Gay Pop Buzz Gay Pop Tarts Poppers facts that might surprise you! Poppers have been part of the “gay scene” since the mid-1960’s. Commonly sold in novelty stores as “head cleaners” and “room deodorizers”, these little brown bottles are most frequently used off-label to enhance sex. Major “Popper” brands include: […]

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Drugs – Date Rape

Date Rape: Legal Advice   What to do if you have been drugged and ‘date raped’     1. Write Everything Down   Despite the fact that you may be very confused, it is a good idea to write down everything you can remember concerning what happened. Times, dates, places, everything no matter how vague it may seem. If possible […]

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Drugs – Yaba

Yaba (Crazy medicine, pronounced yar bah)   Originally manufactured by the Nazis to help keep their troops awake for days, Yaba has become increasingly popular in the Far East amongst claims that the drug is now bigger than heroin in Thailand.   Yaba is a derivative of synthetic amphetamines such as speed and can be manufactured far more quickly and […]

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Drugs – Temazepam

  Temazepam (Tems, Temazzies, Eggs, Green Eggs, Jellies, Norries, Rugby balls.)     Temazepam is a short-acting Benzodiazepine. It is normally prescribed to people who have difficulty sleeping, or occasionally to reduce anxiety.     Temazepam is produced as a gel-filled capsule, designed to be taken orally. A normal therapeutic dose of temazepam would be 10mg-30mg. If you have a […]

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Drugs – Speed

Speed (Whizz, billy, sulphate, grudge, dexys, blues, base, etc.)   Speed is a stimulant that can keep you awake for hours and jumping around like a nutter.     Its effects are like an adrenaline rush – it makes your heart go like the Flying Scotsman on amyl and you feel like you’re bursting with energy and can dance all […]

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Drugs – Solvents

Solvents (Fast drying glues and adhesives, assorted paint and petroleum products, lighter fluid, dry-cleaning fluids, assorted aerosol sprays, surgical spirit, cleaners etc.)   Solvent abuse involves inhaling the fumes from domestic and industrial products creating a strong intoxication.   Traditionally referred to as ‘glue sniffing’, the vast majority of solvent abusers are between the ages of 11-16 and usually male. […]

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Drugs – Rohypnol

Rohypnol (Roofies, ‘date-rape’ drug)   Rohypnol is a prescription-only sedative that has been used in many ‘date rapes’ in the US, with cases now being reported in Europe and Australia.     Rohypnol’s medical use is as a pre-operation anaesthetic or strong sleeping pill, but stronger doses can bring on amnesia. It takes effect very quickly – sometimes as quick […]

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Drugs – Poppers

Poppers (Amyl nitrite, butyl nitrate, isobutyl nitrite, TNT, liquid gold, rush etc.)     Amyl/butyl nitrite (poppers) is a powerful drug that can give you an almighty burst of dizzy energy for a couple of minutes.      The rush kicks in immediately, and for a few moments you’ll feel like the bass drum has got inside your head, the […]

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Drugs – PMA & PMMA

PMA, PMMA (Red Mitsubishi, killer, para-methoxyamphetamine, para-methoxymethylamphetamine)   Looking like – and usually sold as – an ecstasy tablet, PMA shares the same initial buzz and hallucinogenic qualities of E, but can cause a fatal rise in temperature in some users.     Pure PMA is a white powder, but can appear beige, pink, or yellowish on the street. It’s […]

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