When it was clear that crystal meth was a large community driver for HIV infections among gay men, Tweaker.org was created as part of a social marketing campaign to help gay men understand crystal meth and how it affects their sexual health and overall wellbeing.
The website was first launched in 1997 by STOP AIDS Project and was revitalized by the Stonewall Project in 2002. Updated and redesigned in 2019, Tweaker.org is viewed by more than 980,000 unique visitors annually.
Tweaker.org is a place for people who use meth, and their friends or partners, to get support and learn harm reduction tips.
Talking to a loved one about their meth use: Advice from a substance use counselor
Offer your support, set boundaries, educate yourself about the realities of meth use, and avoid demanding that they stop using, said Jeremy Prillwitz, MA, LAADC, a counselor with The Stonewall Project.
With soaring overdose deaths in San Francisco, what more can we do?
Ro Giuliano, director of Syringe Access Services programs & operations, and Laura Thomas, director of harm reduction policy, share how they understand these trends and what we can do in response.
Harm reduction is love
Charles Hawthorne breaks down how the racist war on drugs stands in the way of health and humanity for drug users, and shares his perspective on reaching people with kindness, empathy and love.
In SF, game-changing programs aim to cure all of hepatitis C
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Cheers, Queers! Get a better buzz in the New Year
Cheers Queers can help you explore the way you drink alcohol, and make changes if desired.
Harm Reduction at the Heart of SF’s Meth Task Force Recommendations
Recently-released recommendations emphasize the need for compassionate, easy-to-access services for people who use meth in San Francisco.
Federal judge: Supervised injection sites do not violate federal law
SAN FRANCISCO, October 2, 2019 — US District Judge Gerald A McHugh ruled just hours ago...
Talking party & play with queer and trans people of color
Here’s what we learned at a panel discussion about drugs, sex & harm reduction.