Friday, March 5, 2010

ENCORE - Crystal Meth Uncensored: What the DEA and the Gay Media Won't Tell You

The most addictive drug is the one
you are addicted to.

Way back in June of 2007, the Chicago Crystal Meth Task Force (now the Chicago Task Force on LGBT Substance Use and Abuse) hosted meth expert Susan Kingston for a talk at the Center on Halsted.

Susan is an Educator Consultant with the Drug Use and HIV Prevention Team at Public Health – Seattle & King County and the former Director of Prevention at Stonewall Recovery Services. For ten years, she has worked primarily with gay and bisexual methamphetamine users as both a drug use and harm reduction counselor and as the coordinator of the region’s largest HIV prevention program targeting methamphetamine users. Currently she consults on several research, community intervention and treatment expansion projects related to methamphetamine in the Seattle area and guides lgbt substance use programming at Public Health. She is also a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on efforts regarding prevention of global methamphetamine abuse.

Her (remarkable) remarks begin here (Section 1 of 5), on LifeLube.

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Click here for her full remarks, all in one place (PDF). 

There has been a titch of renewed  hysteria (and lots of discussion) regarding crystal meth use - so LifeLube thought it a good time to share Susan's remarks again.

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