THT launches courses for gay men feeling out of control


This February, HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is running two courses of workshops for gay and bisexual men who feel they are losing control over specific areas of their personal lives. Both courses will run for eight weeks at a location in central London, and are led by expert facilitators who have training to deal with addiction issues.

‘Are you losing control?’ aims to help men who feel that their drug/alcohol use is having a negative impact on their lives. The course is aimed at people taking any kind of recreational drugs, from alcohol to cocaine, and crystal meth to GHB and ecstasy.
‘Are you losing control?’ runs every Thursday from 6.30pm – 9.00pm, starting Thursday 10th February.
‘Call yourself a sex addict?’ aims to help men who feel they behave compulsively or addictively when it comes to sex. It is useful for men who feel sex is taking over their lives, whether they think about it constantly, spend a lot of time looking for it, or put themselves in increasingly risky sexual situations.
‘Call yourself a sex addict?’ runs every Tuesday from 6.30pm – 9.00pm, starting Tuesday 8th February.
Ben Tunstall, Head of Health Improvement at THT, said: “We know plenty of gay men drink alcohol and have sex, but some feel that what started out as fun is now out of control. Perhaps they are beginning to feel they need these things to have a good time, they feel guilty or ashamed about it, or they are only having sex when they’ve been drinking or are on drugs. If this sounds like it might apply to you, or you are worried you might have a problem, then these courses could help. Please get in touch to find out more.”

Both courses are funded by the Pan London HIV Prevention Partnership. For more information, venue details or to book an assessment, please call 020 7812 1773 or email


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