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.
Words Matter: Ending stigmatizing language around drug use
Stigmatizing language around drug use sends the message that people who use drugs are lesser than; that their lives are worth less. It’s time for that to change.
June Updates from Syringe Access Services
We are welcoming back volunteers at our Syringe Access and Disposal sites, beginning June 1.
Advocating for life-saving services delivered by syringe access programs
Laura Thomas, our director of harm reduction policy, testified to the House Committee on Appropriations for federal funding to expand services offered by syringe service programs.
May Updates from Syringe Access Services
We are increasing the number of people we serve with harm reduction, overdose prevention, linkage to hepatitis C treatment, and COVID-19 testing and vaccines.
April Updates from Syringe Access Services
SAS is increasing outreach to communities who use drugs, continuing to cure people of hepatitis C, and looking for insights into who we’re serving at our mobile sites.
March Updates from Syringe Access Services
SAS introduced new services centering trans and non-binary clients, increased drug treatment and detox referrals, and is speaking up in support of a safe consumption services bill.
January Updates from Syringe Access Services
The SAS team offers programs recently endorsed by a CDC report and contingency management services may get a boost from Sacramento.
December Updates from Syringe Access Services
The SAS team shares that the Outreach and Mobile Health Access Van has returned after getting some amazing outfitting.