Knowledge

This section contains recommendations of books for LGBTIQ and gender and sexual diversity therapists and clients, and provides links to other suitable organisations.

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or any other gender or sexual preference and are seeking literature about the societal and personal issues surrounding sexuality and gender, or if you are a therapist who is working with clients such as this and looking for texts to gain a greater understanding, then start your search here.

Once you have found what you are looking for, we highly recommend that you check out Gay’s The Word, a friendly and well stocked bookshop in central London that should meet your requirements. If you do not live in London, consider supporting us by visiting our Amazon shop and purchasing books from there.

We are currently in the process of transferring all of our resources from our old site into these pages, and will continue to add books and material regularly, so this section will continue to grow and expand. Please do visit again if you cannot find what you are looking for just yet. We are also open to suggestions, so if you would like to recommend an appropriate book or link, feel free to contact us.

Gay Men and Substance Abuse: A Basic Guide for Addicts and Those Who Care for Them

Gay Men and Substance Abuse: A Basic Guide for Addicts and Those Who Care for Them Image

Written by Michael Shelton. Hazelden. 2011.

Gay Men and Substance Abuse fills a tremendous void, serving as a valuable resource for gay men, professionals, concerned partners, friends, and family members in need of solid information and guidance. Whether faced with a traumatic coming out process, caught up in personal struggles with body image, engulfed in the club culture, or navigating a family system that does not accept his sexuality, a gay man struggling with substance abuse or addiction often faces cultural and personal challenges unique to his life experiences. Yet many men and their loved ones in search of help are forced to adjust to a traditional treatment system, or self-help groups that center on heterosexual relationships, and family groups that neglect to include partners or address what can be a uniquely challenging family dynamic. By exploring the social and psychological factors that play into homosexual men’s addictions, nationally certified treatment counselor Michael Shelton presents a timely, comprehensive look at best practices in meeting the unique needs of gay men in recovery, offering keen insight on a range of issues, including *such common therapeutic approaches as motivational enhancement therapy and 12 Step strategies *successful relapse prevention protocols *tools for recovery from co-occurring sexual disorders *the importance of a loved one’s role with regard to intervention and support *the complicated relationship between gay male drug use and sexual behavior *how to talk knowledgeably, and with care and sensitivity.

Gay Men and Substance Abuse: A Basic Guide for Addicts and Those Who Care for Them

Gay Men and Substance Abuse: A Basic Guide for Addicts and Those Who Care for Them Image

Written by Michael Shelton. Hazelden. 2011.

Gay Men and Substance Abuse fills a tremendous void, serving as a valuable resource for gay men, professionals, concerned partners, friends, and family members in need of solid information and guidance. Whether faced with a traumatic coming out process, caught up in personal struggles with body image, engulfed in the club culture, or navigating a family system that does not accept his sexuality, a gay man struggling with substance abuse or addiction often faces cultural and personal challenges unique to his life experiences. Yet many men and their loved ones in search of help are forced to adjust to a traditional treatment system, or self-help groups that center on heterosexual relationships, and family groups that neglect to include partners or address what can be a uniquely challenging family dynamic. By exploring the social and psychological factors that play into homosexual men’s addictions, nationally certified treatment counselor Michael Shelton presents a timely, comprehensive look at best practices in meeting the unique needs of gay men in recovery, offering keen insight on a range of issues, including *such common therapeutic approaches as motivational enhancement therapy and 12 Step strategies *successful relapse prevention protocols *tools for recovery from co-occurring sexual disorders *the importance of a loved one’s role with regard to intervention and support *the complicated relationship between gay male drug use and sexual behavior *how to talk knowledgeably, and with care and sensitivity.

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