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For the right chemistry – also in the new year!

18.12.2023

10, 9, 8, 7, … soon it will be time, and the new year will begin! The time around the turn of the year means a special state of affairs for many people. Whether looking forward to the holidays, enjoying a long-awaited break, or experiencing stress, anxiety, or loneliness during […]

Take care of your mental health!

04.12.2023

Winter is approaching, and the days are getting shorter. For many people, this season brings particular mental stress. Taking care of one’s mental health is crucial, especially in the context of sex and chemsex. Whether experiencing fatigue, lack of motivation, or even depressive situations, it is important to engage with […]

Effectively protect against STIs – Use Safer Sex offerings

20.11.2023

A few weeks ago, a new study on sexual health caught attention: The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of an increasing spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), especially Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, or Syphilis in Europe. Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna, who contributed to this survey, also identified clear trends […]

Get Tested – European Testing Week 2023

06.11.2023

From November 20 to 27, 2023, the European Testing Week will take place once again this year. Under the motto TEST. TREAT. PREVENT., this not only raises awareness about sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and hepatitis but also creates low-threshold testing opportunities through the AIDS services of Austria and […]

Drug Checking – Anonymous, free, and confidential!

23.10.2023

Anonymous, free, and confidential – based on these principles, the counseling center checkit! has been providing information and advice on recreational drug use since 1997. Central to checkit!’s work is drug checking, where recreational drug users have the opportunity to have psychoactive substances analyzed. Additionally, they offer answers to personal […]

Chemsex Survey enters its second round!

09.10.2023

“Have you ever used substances to influence sex? Alcohol, cannabis, poppers, G, crystal meth, Tina, Special K…?” According to these questions, the University of Augsburg is currently launching the second round of the SEARCHER survey on sex and substance consumption! All those who feel addressed by this survey can make […]

Welcome back from the summer!

02.10.2023

The summer is behind us, and as we start into the colder seasons, the Chemsex Network wants to reintroduce its offerings to you. Since 2018, our network has brought together specialized organizations and individuals from the health and psychosocial sector who offer counseling, support, and assistance in the context of […]

„Let’s talk about Chems and Sex” on Facebook

01.03.2023

Let’s talk about it … especially when it comes to chems and sex, an openconversation is important. That is why the closed Facebook-group „Let’s talk aboutChems and Sex – Austria“ offers users the possibility to exchange their experienceswith chemsex and provides the latest updates as well as important information aboutthe […]

Anonymous and free Drug Checking also available in
pharmacies!

22.02.2023

The checkit! Drug Checking services are now not only available at the checkit!homebase in the 6 th district, but also in selected Viennese pharmacies – anonymousand free of charge. Substance samples can therefore be handed in at the following locations. Therespective results are available the following Thursday – either personally, […]

Austrian AIDS Society presents new PrEP-information-page

03.02.2023

PrEP is a highly effective method to prevent an HIV-infection. Nonetheless it is notyet sufficiently used in Austria. The Austrian AIDS Society has therefore nowlaunched a new information-page for all questions regarding the HIV-pre-exposure-prophylaxis. Via www.hivprep.at interested persons can find all important information about PrEPas well as a list of […]

Chemsex-Talk continues in 2023

27.01.2023

The new year has arrived and once again an.doc.stelle is organizing monthly, opentalk groups about everything regarding chemsex – free of charge. Starting in Januarythe meetings take place at the counseling centre Courage in Vienna (Windmühlgasse15, 1060 Wien). Interested people can register via mail to office@andocstelle.at. The dates for thefirst […]

For the right chemistry – also around the turn of the year!

27.12.2022

2022 is about to come to an end … and celebrations as well as sex and drugs belongto this time of the year for some of us. In order to start into the new year with the rightchemistry, principles like “Do it safe”, “Play it consensual” and most importantly “Usesupport” […]

Everything about Chemsex in the new „Radio Positiv“ episode with Tom Baumgartner

12.12.2022

„Radio Positiv“ is the show by Aids Hilfe Vienna, in which Radio Orange everyThursday (8-9 pm) takes up important questions around everything relating to sexualhealth. A few weeks ago psychologist Tom Baumgartner joint the show for aninteresting discussion about Chemsex with moderator Juliana Metyko-Papousek:Where does this phenomenon originate from? Which […]

Our Podcast-Tip: What is the pleasure with sex on drugs?

14.11.2022

Under the title “Beziehungsweise” the Podcast of the daily newspaper Der Standarddeals with questions regarding love, relationships and sex. In its newest episodeBeziehungsweise dives into the topic Chemsex: In this episode the Viennesepsychotherapist and sexualtherapeut Christof Mitter answers important questionsabout the backgrounds of Chemsex, the impact to users and possible […]

Test.Treat.Prevent – The European HIV- and Hepatitis-Testing-Week 2022

17.10.2022

Create awareness and encourage testing – that is once again the goal of this years “European Testing Week”. From November 21st to 28th more than 400 organizations from 53 European countries move awareness and test possibilities to the center of attention. As part of this initiative, many important activities will […]

Viennese pubs support current campaign

21.09.2022

The subjects of the current campaign “Damit die Chemie stimmt” (So that the chemistry is right) can now be seen in various Viennese pubs. In this way, pub operators actively draw attention to the chemsex network and where users can find help and support if necessary. The following photos are […]

“So that the chemistry is right” in Viennese pubs

21.09.2022

The current campaign of the Chemsex network is attracting attention in more and more Viennese pubs. This way, the operators not only support the work of our network, but also show users where they can find help and support in case of need. We would like to thank all restaurant […]

Chemsex Network Campaign 2022

15.06.2022

Recently, the Chemsex Network launched the marketing campaign “So that the chemistry is right”. The slogan draws attention to the fact that the health care professionals of the Chemsex Network can offer very different services and thus individually suitable and tailored support. Campaign posters and freecards canbe found at many […]

Caution Risk! Tips and recommendations

25.05.2022

Media reports in recent weeks have dealt with chemsex. This was triggered by deaths in Vienna, which are currently classified as a suspected double murder. In this context, the network’s experts point out that chemsex entails serious – sometimes even fatal – risks, the chemsex network therefore draws attention too […]

The Chemsex network introduces itself!

30.04.2022

As the topic of chemsex has also become more important in Vienna in recent years, the plan arose to bring together the existing expertise from various related areas. Thus, in 2018, a first networking meeting for Viennese counseling institutions took place, which finally resulted in the Chemsex Network. In addition […]