Is Tina in town? Nic Holas on the HIV positive community’s attitude to meth use

Nic Holas is preparing a survey of community attitudes towards the use of crystal meth with participants drawn from his online support group for HIV positive people, The Institute of Many (TIM). The results of the survey be presented at the community forum Is Tina in town? His unedited article appears here:

I’ve always thought of myself as one of those ultra-strong people who was not susceptible to any form of addiction. Then you get near something like this and you realise actually there are limits. To be honest it’s given me compassion for people who I used to judge as being weak willed or lacking self-control. It’s actually possible for people to lose it a bit.­ – HIV + gay man, aged 35-44

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