Brighton and Hove Recovery Service

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Within our service, we have a LGBTQ+ specialist team who provides support to adults in Brighton and Hove who identify as LGBTQ+ and we work in partnership with many LGBTQ+ services in Brighton.  

The impact of chemsex can be different for different people, and the support you will receive will consider your situation and needs.  

The team work in a way to make you feel supported and will take time to explore and identify the issues that can trigger your drug or alcohol use. The team can support anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Brighton & Hove.  

If you'd like to find out more about how we can help, you can find our contact details here.

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Terrence Higgins Trust information and support 

the terrance higgins trust logoTerrence Higgins Trust is the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. They offer free and confidential support. 

They have a website called Friday/Monday that has information about sex and drugs or gay and bi men. If you are having a blue monday after a big weekend, you might be feeling exhausted. Visit the Friday/Monday website to find out what support they can offer you.


Let's Talk About Chemsex

Terrence Higgins Trust run a free online group for gay and bisexual men in the UK who tak part in chemsex and would like to make a positive change to their use of chems. Find out more about the online group here.

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Chemsex Awareness Training  

Terrence Higgins Trust runs training for professional workers that explores key topics and research, specifically:  

  • What chemsex is  
  • Breakdown of the different drugs that are used during chemsex  
  • Findings from the chemsex survey carried out by Terrence Higgins Trust, Buzzfeed, and Channel 4  
  • The impact of chemsex on individuals  
  • Guidance around support that can be offered to people involved in chemsex   

To find out more, please email [email protected]