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Drink and drugs


Some sex workers feel they need alcohol or drugs when they go to work and some clients expect a sex worker to take drugs and/or alcohol with them. We know that in some cases it is easier said than done, but we always advise you to avoid drugs and alcohol when working. Get in touch with us if you need support.

Drugs and alcohol lower inhibitions and mean that you may do things you wouldn’t do if you were sober. Some clients offer drugs to control the situation and avoid paying you.

Taking drugs and alcohol can lead to a loss of control and can make you physically, emotionally and mentally vulnerable. It is really not worth the risk. If you drink or use drugs then try and do so only when you’re not working. If you feel you need to be high or drunk when working, then this is probably not the job for you.

If you find that all your money is going towards buying drugs or alcohol and you want to break the cycle, then please call us. We will work with you at your own pace to find the right path for you.

If you are an ex drug or alcohol user and find that you are having slip-ups, the best thing is not to panic and to forgive yourself. Look at why you may have relapsed - what are your triggers? Give us a call if you don’t already have a counsellor or drug worker who can help.
There are more drugs available than ever before and in the gay scene especially, there is a huge array of different sex and party drugs. Some of these are even more dangerous than more ‘traditional’ drugs like cocaine and heroin. Please see the section entitled Male Sex Workers for more information.

Last review: 25/09/2014

Next review: 25/09/2017