Chemsex: online resources

A call to action for effective responses to problematic chemsex

A position paper from organisers and participants of the 2nd European Chemsex Forum, Berlin 22-24 March 2018

Sunshine on a rainy day: Crystal methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual
men in Perth

Report on chemsex use amoung gay men in western Australia.

Chemsex and consent

Leaflet jointly produced by community organisations Galop, Survivors UK and London Friend.  (PDF)

Chemsex First AID: a community booklet

A booklet from advocates Ignacio Labayen de Inza and David Stuart about how to react when things go wrong in a chemsex session.

The guide has four sections: 

  1. GHB/GBL-related emergencies.
  2. Methamphetamine- and mephedrone-related emergencies.
  3. Other emergencies that occur in chemsex environments.
  4. A summary of first aid situations.

The guide also considers withdrawal, particularly from GHB/GBL, and the risks of intravenous drug use, such as intravenous infection, HIV infection or introducing a large amount of air into a vein.

Download First Aid action sheet.pdf (PDF)

Links to other websites are current at date of posting but not maintained.