Webinars

Understanding Chemsex: Essentials for Treating the Addictive Fusion of Drugs and Sex
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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3:00–4:30pm EDT; 2:00–3:30pm CDT; 1:00–2:30pm MDT; 12:00–1:30pm PDT; 11:00–12:30pm AKDT; 9:00–10:30am HAST

This webinar is hosted by National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors 

Chemsex, the combined use of drugs in combination with sex, is a significant global problem, especially among men who have sex with men. Chemsex heightens confidence and sexual desire and numbs uncomfortable emotions such as shame, internalized homophobia, or loneliness. The intensity of drugs and sex hijack the brain’s reward circuitry, resetting the baseline level needed for arousal and fusing drug use and sex. Tolerance quickly results in escalating drug use, the need for more intense sexual encounters, and sexual dysfunction, greatly complicating recovery. This presentation illuminates the biological, cultural, and psychological impact of chemsex, and provides interventions and approaches that help clinicians support the client in reclaiming healthy, drug-free sex and intimacy.

Register here: https://www.naadac.org/understanding-chemsex-webinar