Antidote is managed by Toni Hogg and David Stuart, supported by a team of specially trained and skilled volunteers. (Click Here to visit our new site)
David Stuart is responsible for managing and developing London Friend's education, training and outreach services. David has been instrumental in promoting understanding and good practice in the field of LGBT substance use, and has developed new care pathways for the emerging trends of Methamphetamine, Mephedrone and GHB/GBL use.
He campaigns for effective change to address emerging public health issues, contributes to the ACMD and Home Office and manages the NHS partnerships with CNWL and NHS Foundation Trust.
David has worked with a wide client group that includes sex workers, street homeless and steroid/PIED users, but is most passionate when monitoring epidemiolgy of new substance use/sexual health trends.
Toni Hogg, BA Hons in Person Centred Therapy, is a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. She has over 10 years experience of working in the field of substance misuse and specifically with the LGBT community. She has extensive experience working with sexuality & gender related issues, childhood abuse, relationships, the impact of living with HIV & Hep C, self esteem and body image issues. She is experienced in working with alternative sexual, relational and lifestyle choices.
There is a team of 10 volunteer counsellors, all identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender, who come from a range of therapeutic styles and training. As well as the skills they bring from their own experience and training, they receive further special training in LGBT-specific substance use and contributing factors.
A second team of 15 volunteers manage our drop-in services, facilitate group workshops, contribute their own skills and experience, and receive further training to assess, advise and key-work clients toward their goals regarding substance use.