Resources For Service Providers
What does it mean to support guys who party?
As health and social service providers, we know that it’s critical to maintain the knowledge and skills needed to provide meaningful support to our clients.
Queer men face specific health challenges and barriers to accessing care across the continuum of substance use. Providing high quality, culturally relevant care and support is built on a foundation of knowledge, skills, and real-world experience.
This site brings together the latest research on sexualized drug use, thought provoking articles, interviews with a range of leading professionals in the field, and a series of testimonials by queer men in and out of the PnP scene.
Meet Kevin L
For many of us, like Kevin, finding our place in life and in a community can be a difficult and unsettling process. What if we don’t fit in with this group or the other? What if we aren’t desired the way we’d like to be, or are in relationships that aren’t working?
Loneliness and connection can define our experiences of drug use. In many ways, Pete’s experience of being isolated and hopeless drove his drug use for a long time. But connecting with others can change everything.
What does it mean to have your earliest experiences shaped by daily drug use? For Dylan, that was 15 years of growing up and exploring himself—through friendships, sex, and intimacy—while high.
Mikes gives us a different understanding of harm reduction: a paradigm shift from celebrating counting the number of days sober to understanding how you can manage your use and achieve the rest of the goals in your life.
Matt shares the unexpected reality of the diverse social classes of queer men who party. But where are the resources for them, when they don’t fit the drug user stereotypes?
Colin opens our eyes to some of the barriers that keep people from reaching out for help.
When the desire for intense sex starts to spiral out of control, who is there to help bring things back down? Tim shares his worry for the guys who party who start to lose everything.
Meet Kevin D
For Kevin, like many other guys, this feeling is at the heart of partying. But what happens when life’s challenges get in the way?
Shazad shares how he navigates and negotiates partying, sex, work, and boundaries, and how he balances the good times he has on it with taking breaks from it.
Jordan takes us through their experiences with opening up to others about their crystal meth use.