Substance Use & Addictions

Overall health and well-being, including sexual health, is affected by all the parts of a person’s life, including their use of substances. Substance use can also have a significant impact on the quality of relationships, and the context of decisions regarding sexuality. These resources discuss the complexity of the interaction of substances and sexuality, including how addictions can affect sexual health.

Discussing Sexual Health, Substance Use and STBBIsDiscussion guidesSTBBIs and substance use2017Canadian Public Health Association
How Stigma Against Queer Men's Bodies Puts Us at Risk for Addiction, Violence, and Other Dangers First-person piecesSubstance use and queer men2016Joel Alcaraz (Everyday Feminism)
The chemsex response is reshaping sexual health services and reinventing harm reductionArticlesSubstance use and sexual health, queer men2018Roger Pebody (NAM)