Alcohol & Other Drug Users

Stonewall Project

The Stonewall Project is a counseling program dedicated to providing alternative harm reduction-based treatment to gay men, transmen who have sex with men, and other men who have sex with men with drug and alcohol problems.  We welcome participants at all stages of readiness, and we do not require abstinence to receive services. The goal of the Stonewall Project is to create a safe space where gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) who use crystal meth, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, alcohol and/or other drugs can come to deal with issues of concern to them without stipulations, conditions or judgment. The aim of treatment is to reduce the harm caused to them, their loved ones, and their communities by their drug or alcohol use. As a program rooted in harm reduction, participant treatment goals vary across the harm reduction spectrum and can range from complete abstinence to controlled or safer use based on a desire to improve health, relationships, or one's functioning in the world. 

The Stonewall Project Provides a full range of counseling services that integrate substance use, mental health, and HIV from a participant-centered perspective.  Anyone is welcome in our treatment program, regardless of the status of their drug use, regardless of their primary concerns or goals.  If you are interested in Stonewall or want more information about the program, visit our website or call (415) 487-3100.


Cheers Queers

Take part in a one-time Cheers Queers counseling session to talk about how you're drinking at San Francisco AIDS Foundation—and you'll be eligible to receive up to $60 in VISA gift cards.

There's no requirement to change how you drink, although we encourage people who are curious about changing how they drink to participate. Contact Rich for more information, or take the Cheers Queers screening questionnaire to see if you qualify.

Rich Lugo, EdD
470 Castro St.
(415) 437-3439

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The Speed Project

The Speed Project is a support program for gay, bisexual and heteroflexible men in San Francisco who use speed. The project hosts a weekly drop in group, a weekly "Over the Influence" book club, syringe exchange, HIV testing and counseling, and workshops and movie nights.  It also conducts outreach in the Tenderloin and Castro, at syringe exchanges, street fairs, bars and clubs.  Please check out our community produced zine SPEEDOMETER for personal stories, artwork, info about helpful services and quality porn.

Outreach volunteers are the heart of the project.  They offer practical tips and support to guys who party with speed.  There is not judgment or stigma.  Guys volunteer to provide friends with information and resources to party and play more safely and to reduce the spread of HIV, hepatitis, STDs and other harms associated with the use of crystal.  The project respectfully invites people to find their own solutions, at their own pace, and on their own terms instead of telling them what to do about their drug use or their sex life. helps gay men understand crystal meth and how it affects their physical, mental, sexual and social health. The site supports guys who want to talk about what they know and what they need.  There are also important resources for guys who’ve decided they need to manage, change or stop their use of crystal.  No judgments, just information.

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PROP stands for Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project. It’s a 12-week program that uses positive reinforcement to support gay men and other men who have sex with men who choose to stop using crystal meth. Participants agree to visit our PROP site three times a week for three months. Each time they test negative for crystal, they have the chance to receive a financial reward. If you are interested in trying PROP or want more information about the program, visit or call (415) 487-3115.



Contact Us

Client Services Dept.
415/487-8079 (FAX)

1035 Market Street
Fourth Floor
San Francisco CA