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.
Expanding services for people who use meth
With fatal meth overdose on the rise, we are exploring new ways to help people make changes to their use of meth and other stimulants.
Glory holes, anonymous sex & safer cruising during COVID-19
Queer people have always have and always will find creative ways to get our needs met. So it’s no surprise that people are developing innovative harm reduction strategies to have safer sex as we live with COVID-19.
Am I drinking too much? Partying too hard?
Two of our counselors with the Stonewall Project shared their thoughts about when the “right time” might be to talk to someone if you’re questioning your use of drugs or alcohol.
What International Overdose Awareness Day means to me
We cherish and honor the people we’ve lost to overdose, and stay connected to as harm reductionists to help each other in connection and community, writes Ro Giuliano, our director of Syringe Access Services.
Have questions about bringing safe injection sites to San Francisco? Here’s some key info.
As momentum grows in bringing supervised consumption services to the Bay Area, know the facts about how these sites may impact our community.
Supervised consumption bill AB 362 stalls; Critical need for overdose prevention services continues
California Assembly Bill (AB) 362, which would have allowed San Francisco and Oakland to authorize pilot overdose prevention programs, will not move forward this legislative session.
Harm reduction “stations” prevent overdose in hotels during COVID-19
Our Syringe Access Services team is ensuring that about 2,000 San Franciscans housed in hotel rooms during COVID-19 have easy access to harm reduction and overdose prevention supplies.
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.