Studies in Ireland, and internationally, have shown higher levels of alcohol misuse among the LGBTQI+ community. Drinking or taking drugs can be done for many reasons. Sometimes it can lower our physical and mental health and make everyday life a bit more of a struggle. Knowing how alcohol and drugs affect us, and learning more about these substances can help keep us safe.
As we emerge to live with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for us all to keep safe. Some COVID-19 restrictions are still in place and it is important we adhere to current Government Public Health Measures.
As society opens up we might start drinking more alcohol and taking drugs socially.
Many of us may not have taken drugs in a while, if so we recommend you
At man2man.ie we have tips and guidelines to help you reduce the harms if you are taking alcohol or drugs. This information will help you know more about the drug, its effects and how to reduce the harms to help keep you and others safe. When you are drinking alcohol or taking drugs, mind yourself and look out for others.
If you are having sex during COVID-19, we recommend you wear a condom and check out our Sex and COVID-19 Guidelines to help you reduce the risk for yourself and your partner(s). You can also view these guidelines in French, Spanish and Portuguese.