Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Studies show gay men are more likely to take recreational drugs
The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 11/10/03 | Danielle Demetriou

Posted on 11/09/2003 3:28:56 PM PST by Pokey78

Young gay men are more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to take recreational drugs, the findings of two studies show.

Almost one in three men questioned in the first survey took illegal substances such as ecstasy, marijuana or cocaine at least once a week. A further two-thirds had used drugs during the previous six months while lifetime use of cocaine was nearly double the level among heterosexuals.

The report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, was based on a four-year study of the lifestyles of 3,492 American men aged between 15 and 22 who had sex with other men.

The men most at risk from substance abuse were described by the report as "white, self-identified as bisexual or heterosexual, had run away or had experienced forced sex".

It concluded: "Effective drug prevention and treatment programmes ... are urgently needed for young men who have sex with men, a population with a high rate of illicit drug use."

The findings were echoed in a report published by Mind, the mental health charity, which confirmed that the trend of high levels of recreational drug use among homosexuals was replicated in Britain.

The report, which examined the mental health and social well-being of more than 2,200 gay men, lesbians, heterosexuals and bisexuals in England and Wales, found that levels of substance abuse peaked among gay men and lesbians.

The report said: "Levels of substance-use disorders were higher among gay men and lesbians, who were more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to have used recreational drugs."

The findings of the two studies were consistent with the "hedonistic" lifestyle commonly associated with the gay social scene, David Allison, spokesman for the gay rights organisation Outrage! said. "The gay scene has always been linked with clubbing and drugs have always been available," he said. "A lot of young gay people start clubbing on Friday and carry on until Monday morning. The need to do something like drugs is spurred on by the existence of hedonistic gay bars and nightclubs."

As well as the social environment, drug-taking may be linked to the fact that young gay people are frequently under more pressure in terms of their sexuality than their heterosexual counterparts, Mr Allison said.

"I think it's fair to say that most young gay people are under a lot more pressure than your average straight person and taking drugs will be a form of escapism."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexual; homosexualagenda; prisoners

1 posted on 11/09/2003 3:28:57 PM PST by Pokey78
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
Yeah, and antibiotics too.
2 posted on 11/09/2003 3:30:01 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
Duh - if a guy is gonna put that thing there, I'd have to be pretty wasted, too.
3 posted on 11/09/2003 3:31:10 PM PST by Senator Pardek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
Some people will put anything in their mouth!
4 posted on 11/09/2003 3:31:42 PM PST by montomike (montomike)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
"substance-use disorders"

Whatever...
5 posted on 11/09/2003 3:35:08 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals (It's time to go Saddam on these medieval bastards.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
The gay lifestyle is rife with drug use, especially the gay club scene. Any attempt to describe it as otherwise is flat out lying.
6 posted on 11/09/2003 3:35:11 PM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Senator Pardek
LOL! That's just what I thought when I read the title.
7 posted on 11/09/2003 3:39:43 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: billorites
If they didn't have all those "addadickinme"'s they wouldn't need drugs.

FMCDH

8 posted on 11/09/2003 3:51:34 PM PST by nothingnew (The pendulum is swinging and the Rats are in the pit!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
You'd have to have a higher tolerance for risk-taking behavior anyway....
9 posted on 11/09/2003 3:53:32 PM PST by ChemistCat (Hang in there, Terri. Absorb. Take in. Live. Heal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
If your gay, you are more likely to NEED drugs.
10 posted on 11/09/2003 3:55:38 PM PST by DannyTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KC_Conspirator
Exactly. It's part of the culture, as is multiple partners and public sex. Something you never hear in mainstream media.
11 posted on 11/09/2003 4:02:18 PM PST by I still care
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: scripter
ping
12 posted on 11/09/2003 4:08:38 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
When they say recreational drugs don't they really mean illegal drugs! Just another lib tactic of trying to make it sound all cozy and fuzzy.
13 posted on 11/09/2003 4:08:49 PM PST by upier (WARNING: Remove sunshield before operating vehicle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
The bible says that men shouldn't lie with men as they do with women and since the gay boys want to mind biblical law they all stand while having sex with on another and that is tireing so they can't be condemed for taking drugs so as to be able to follow God's law
14 posted on 11/09/2003 4:10:46 PM PST by ThinkLikeWaterAndReeds
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KC_Conspirator
Are you speaking from experience?
15 posted on 11/09/2003 4:33:10 PM PST by opinionator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: billorites
Lots and often.
16 posted on 11/09/2003 4:46:19 PM PST by Atchafalaya
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78
The findings of the two studies were consistent with the "hedonistic" lifestyle commonly associated with the gay social scene...

So people who are addicted to one type of self-destructive behavior are more likely to become addicted to another type of self-destructive behavior? Imagine that! What will they think of next?

17 posted on 11/09/2003 5:42:58 PM PST by Wilhelm Tell (Lurking since 1997!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opinionator
Yes. True story. I had a to take a seminar history class to graduate and write a long history paper for it, but the only class that fit my work schedule was subtitled "Women's History". The feminazi professors literally used each class period to attack men and the phallocracy. Well, I wanted to write a paper on Margaret Thatcher and my feminazi professor forced me to write it on Anne Richards, although she was kind enough to let me write about Pat Schroeder if I did not want to write it it on Anne Richards. Well, I eventually was pretty much forced out of the class.

I transferred to another school and finished my degree. I wrote my final paper on Reagan and Reykjavik and the professor was always trying to get em to read Strobe Talbot, as if he thought I was too stupid to realize who he was.

18 posted on 11/09/2003 8:47:05 PM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: opinionator
Disregard my earlier post. I thought I was responding to another thread about when I was kicked out a college class.

And to answer your question, I have some gay friends know alot about their lifestyle. Some of the older gays have settled down, but there is only one guy I know who is drug-free and mostly monogamous, and related to a Congresswoman and Alf Landon, the 1936 GOP nominee for president.

19 posted on 11/09/2003 8:54:07 PM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Libertarianize the GOP; *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; pram; Yehuda; ...
Thanks for the ping. FYI, ping list:

From the article: Young gay men are more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to take recreational drugs, the findings of two studies show.

The report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, was based on a four-year study of the lifestyles of 3,492 American men aged between 15 and 22 who had sex with other men.

What we've already known and read in regards to the homosexual lifestyle continues to be supported by organizations the pro-gay folks cannot dismiss on grounds of bias.

Continuing from the article:

David Allison, spokesman for the gay rights organisation Outrage! said. "The gay scene has always been linked with clubbing and drugs have always been available," he said. "A lot of young gay people start clubbing on Friday and carry on until Monday morning. The need to do something like drugs is spurred on by the existence of hedonistic gay bars and nightclubs."

From merriam-webster.com: Hedonistic: "the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life."

If it feels good, do it.

20 posted on 11/10/2003 5:10:51 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: scripter; ArGee; Bryan; MeeknMing
"The findings of the two studies were consistent with the "hedonistic" lifestyle commonly associated with the gay social scene, David Allison, spokesman for the gay rights organisation Outrage! said. "The gay scene has always been linked with clubbing and drugs have always been available," he said. "A lot of young gay people start clubbing on Friday and carry on until Monday morning. The need to do something like drugs is spurred on by the existence of hedonistic gay bars and nightclubs."


What Homosexuals Say About Homosexuals - Is This Gay Behavior Sick?

""Let´s look at gay behavior as defined by two gays, Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen Ph.D., authors of After the Ball: How America will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90´s (1989).

In Chapter Six, they outline “ten categories of misbehavior,” drawn from their own experiences, wide reading and thousands of hours of conversation with hundreds of other gays. Their contention is that the gay lifestyle, not gay sexuality mind you, “is the pits.” They want gays to improve their image by addressing “what is wrong with a lot of gays.” (276)

What follows are some highlights. As you read this, ask yourself if there is another human community, including the Mafia that could make these generalizations about itself. Ask yourself if we haven´t caught this disease, or at least the sniffles.

•  The authors say “a surprisingly high percentage” of pathological liars and con men are gay. This results from a natural habit of self-concealment, and leads to a stubborn self-deception about one´s own gayness and its implications.

•  They say gays tend to reject all forms of morality and value judgments. Gay morality boils down to “If it feels good, I´ll do it!” If a gay feels like seducing a trusted friend´s lover, he´ll do it, justifying it as an act of “sexual freedom” and the friend be damned.

•  They say gays suffer from a “narcissistic” personality disorder and they give this clinical description: “pathological self absorption, a need for constant attention and admiration, lack of empathy or concern for others, quickly bored, shallow, interested in fads, seductive, overemphasis on appearance, superficially charming, promiscuous, exploitative, preoccupied with remaining youthful, relationships alternate between over idealization and devaluation.”

•  As an example of this narcissism, the authors say “a very sizable proportion of gay men” who have been diagnosed HIV positive continue to have unprotected sex.

•  They say the majority of gays are extremely promiscuous and self-indulgent. They must continuously up the ante to achieve arousal. This begins with alcohol and drugs and includes such “forbidden” aspects of sex as wallowing in filth (fetishism and coprophilia) and sadomasochism, which involves violence.

•  They say many gays indulge in sex in public bathrooms and think it is antigay harassment when it is stopped. Many think they have a right to importune straight males, including children.

•  Many gays are “single minded sexual predators” fixated on youth and physical beauty alone. When it comes to the old or ugly, gays are “the real queerbashers.” Disillusioned themselves, they are cynical about love.

•  “Relationships between gay men don´t usually last very long.” They quickly tire of their partners and fall victim to temptation. The “cheating ratio of ‘married´ gay males, given enough time, approaches 100%.”

•  Even friendships are based on the sexual test and hard to sustain. Unattractive gay men find it nearly impossible to find a friend, let alone a lover.

•  The authors say gays tend to deny reality in various ways: wishful thinking, paranoia, illogic, emotionalism and embracing crackpot ideas.


21 posted on 11/10/2003 7:56:06 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: EdReform; *Homosexual Agenda

22 posted on 11/10/2003 8:36:29 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: EdReform
Gotta love your work, ER. It's great. Thanks.
23 posted on 11/10/2003 9:22:01 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: scripter
Thanks and You're welcome. Database material...



(Hi madg!)

24 posted on 11/10/2003 10:00:08 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: EdReform
Database material...

I believe it's in there. I'd post the new database as it's so much larger now, but I need to insert the date for over 400 articles and that's time consuming.

(Hi madg!)

:-)

25 posted on 11/10/2003 10:33:02 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: scripter
Bump
26 posted on 11/15/2003 8:48:50 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson