Gay Men and the Crystal Meth Epidemic: Making the case for harm reduction

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gay men are one of the groups most impacted by the crystal meth epidemic, with the percentage of use estimated to be as high as 1 in 5. This also has a significant impact on new HIV cases — HIV and crystal meth have been dubbed ‘intersecting epidemics’ within the gay male community. Come learn about promising new strategies being used to address the crisis.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The latest data on meth use and the dynamics of meth addiction in the gay male community
  • Risk factors and drivers of use within the gay male population
  • The stigma around harm reduction
  • Promising harm reduction and recovery strategies in use to combat meth addiction

This webinar is intended for public health professionals, community organizers, and social services providers working to improve health outcomes for the LGBTQ+ community.

Presenters: Dean Ambrosini, IPS Project Coordinator, West Hollywood Project, LA County; Roger Sediles, Program Manager, AIDS Project Los Angeles

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