“Just about all of the comparative studies show higher levels of drinking in LGB communities,” Monty Moncrieff, Chief Executive of London Friend
“It’s likely that the drug which has most contributed to people not staying as safe sexually as they intend to is alcohol”
Sex and drugs aside, there are long-term health risks associated with drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
The level of consumption reported in a self-selected survey response can’t be regarded as scientifically accurate but there is no doubt that for some people alcohol is a major part of their lives.
Read more about how alcohol impacts on some of the gay community in a comprehensive FS magazine article here
Anyone concerned about their use of drugs or alcohol can contact our local services for help and advice: