A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery
Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery provides the first practical resource for recovery from methamphetamine and the restoration of healthy sex and intimacy. Based on over a decade of clinical experience and research, Dr. Fawcett outlines the seductive appeal of methamphetamine and its impact on high-risk behaviors and sexual desire, resulting in the fusion ofo meth and sex in the brain. Such patterns of use quickly lead not only to a devastating addiction but in sexual dysfunction as well.
Illustrated with examples from dozens of cases, this book outlines a path toward healing, describing the phases of physical, emotional, and sexual recovery and provides a broad range for supportive tools from managing triggers to mindfulness. This book:
Explores the relationship between gay men, meth, and other mood altering chemicals, and high-risk sexual behaviors.
Provides a sex therapist’s insight into sexual desire, its vulnerability to distortion, and a path toward healing.
Describes the impact of neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to rewire neural connections, and its role both in hijacking healthy pleasure and restoring it.
Presents a recovery guide for the physical and emotional impact of meth, including valuable information, relapse-prevention skills, and guidance for the therapeutic work necessary for healthy intimacy.