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Chemsex: origins of the word, a history of the phenomenon and a respect to the culture

Chemsex: origins of the word, a history of the phenomenon and a respect to the culture PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to clarify the origins, use and meaning of the term “chemsex”.Design/methodology/approachThe approach used here is one born of personal experiences and reflection.FindingsThe term chemsex has a definition and a purpose that promotes culturally competent care for a marginalized group of vulnerable people.Research limitations/implicationsThis is a qualitative, personal, point-of-view piece which may be of value in broadening understandings and responses amongst public health and academic activities.Practical implicationsThe findings can be used to develop a sense of community and support amongst men who have sex with men in a chemsex setting, and to provide some background and context for professionals working in this field.Originality/valueThis paper is amongst the first, if not the first, of its nature to be published in an academic journal. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Drugs and Alcohol Today Emerald Publishing

Chemsex: origins of the word, a history of the phenomenon and a respect to the culture

Drugs and Alcohol Today , Volume 19 (1): 8 – Mar 4, 2019

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1745-9265
DOI
10.1108/DAT-10-2018-0058
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to clarify the origins, use and meaning of the term “chemsex”.Design/methodology/approachThe approach used here is one born of personal experiences and reflection.FindingsThe term chemsex has a definition and a purpose that promotes culturally competent care for a marginalized group of vulnerable people.Research limitations/implicationsThis is a qualitative, personal, point-of-view piece which may be of value in broadening understandings and responses amongst public health and academic activities.Practical implicationsThe findings can be used to develop a sense of community and support amongst men who have sex with men in a chemsex setting, and to provide some background and context for professionals working in this field.Originality/valueThis paper is amongst the first, if not the first, of its nature to be published in an academic journal.

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Drugs and Alcohol TodayEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 4, 2019

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