Training Guide

A Blueprint Guide to Supporting Black and Latino MSM Who Use Crystal Meth

Executive Summary

We know that Black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) are using crystal methamphetamine (meth), and that there is limited guidance and resources specifically targeted for this community to reduce risk and promote safe use. Providers are often uninformed about this community using crystal meth in the first place, let alone know how to ask questions and engage to address risk. In this report, we explore and share the findings of a community provider assessment and conversations with Black and Latino MSM who use crystal meth to highlight the experiences, needs, and suggestions for resources to promote conversation and develop risk reduction tools in an informed way.

This project was supported with funding from Gilead to explore the intersections of crystal meth use among Black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) and develop guidance for best practices and resources to support health and wellbeing.
Find more information about The Blueprint Project here.




National Harm Reduction Coalition: 

  • Tanagra Melgarejo, MSW 
  • Charles Hawthorne 
  • Taeko Frost, DrPH 

BEAM (Black Emotional & Mental Health) Collective: 

  • Yolo Akili Robinson 
  • Nathaniel Currie, DSW, MSW, LCSW 

Counter Narrative Project: 

  • Charles Stephens 
  • Johnnie Kornegay