A month after Terrence Crawford came out as gay in , he met up for the first time with a man he met on a gay dating app. Unbeknownst to him, it would also be the first night he would use crystal methamphetamine, which quickly spiraled into a full-fledged addiction that would consume his life for the next two years. From to , the number of drug overdoses involving methamphetamines more than tripled , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found gay men use meth at four times the rate of their heterosexual counterparts. I wanted to change that by making a film showing that addicts can recover and live in sobriety. For both Crawford and Rob Copeland, another recovering meth addict, the film was another step toward redemption. Gay men cope with "minority stress," such as social stigma and discrimination that make them more likely to use illicit substances , research has found.
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'Shame,' 'fear,' 'stigma': Recovering addicts address meth abuse in 'Crystal City'
The classmate came out, but a week later, he was mysteriously found dead. At his funeral, his parents were so embarrassed, they never acknowledged at his funeral that their son was gay, and claimed he died of a heart attack. PRO Insight. So watch out. Delgado found a way to shine a light on non-actors and through film tell the story of real people. It's another Sundance Film Festival of slopes, snow, stars and sales. That's right, the market at the Sundance Film Festival is gearing up yet again with some buzzy titles among those just premiering at the festival and those in competition.
I'm not going to waste my life or kill myself with drugs' Keanu Reeves is getting help for his drug addiction and swearing "I won't go out like my pal River". Keanu, the star of the smash hit movie Speed, has admitted he suffers from a deadly drug addiction and has been attending group therapy meetings in a desperate attempt to kick the killer drug dependency that took the life of his close friend River Phoenix almost a year ago. Although the two young Hollywood stars had known each other for years it wan't until they were teamed together in Seattle filming Idaho that they struck up such a deep friendship. Hollywood speculated that the pair were having a real-life affair. While in Seattle, River and Keanu were spotted at several gay nightclubs and more than one report from Seattle claimed they were seen with their arms around one another and kissing.
But somehow, there's still plenty of McQueen trivia to go around. Here, 20 things you probably never knew about "The King of Cool":. His mother was a prostitute and his father a circus stuntman who regularly beat him during McQueen's childhood in Los Angeles. He joined a gang and was sent to reform school for stealing hubcaps. McQueen lost his virginity at 13 to a teenage hooker with a sweet tooth.