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Ask the Doc: Bareback Sex, PrEP & A Casualty of the Party

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 23
In this installment of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner looks at the real risks of PrEP with Truvada, including the risk that it won't work, and you'll become HIV-positive.

Dr. Caitlin Ryan Takes Home NALGAP's Founders Award

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 19
On August 24, The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies (NALGAP) will present the 2014 Finnegan-McNally NALGAP Founder's Award to Dr. Caitlin Ryan.

Rick Perry: ’I Stepped Right In It’ Regarding Oops Moment Linking Gays to Alcoholics

After a week of occupying numerous headlines and debates over a statement made likening homosexuality to alcoholism, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) appears to be backing away from the hot button social issue and diverting attention to the economy.

Meet Michael Botticelli: Obama’s Openly Gay Drug Czar

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | May 24
Michael Botticelli understands the effects addiction has had, and continues to have, on the LGBT community. The acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy is not only gay, but also a recovering addict.

Friends Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | Mar 5
Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

FDA Wants Limits on Most Prescribed Painkillers

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Oct 27
The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

Is Wedding Guru David Tutera a Sex Addict?

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | May 3
Celebrity wedding planner David Tutera has come under fire this week after his soon-to-be ex-husband alleged Tutera is a sex addict and uses prostitutes.

Man Awarded $250K for Claim Meds Turned Him Into Gay Sex Addict

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 30
A married man and father of two was recently awarded more than $250,000 by a British court after his Parkinson’s Disease medication made him addicted to gay sex and online gambling.

Seabrook House Co-Sponsoring Queer and Sober Event During Gay Pride Weekend in NYC

Jun 21
Seabrook House, an internationally-recognized addiction treatment center, is proud to co-sponsor NYC Queer and Sober 2012 as part of Gay Pride Weekend, being held in New York City June 22 to June 24.

New Book, "Gay Men and Substance Abuse," Launched by Hazelden

Hazelden Publishing has released Gay Men and Substance Abuse: A Basic Guide for Addicts and Those Who Care for Them - one of the first books ever published in America for gay men who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs.

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