Substance Use and SUDs in LGBTQ* Populations

People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by people who identify as heterosexual. They also face a greater risk of harassment and violence. As a result of these and other stressors, sexual minorities are at increased risk for various behavioural health issues.

This article examines the research on substance use, misuse and Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) amongst LGBTQ* populations.

NIDA. (2017, September 5). Substance Use and SUDs in LGBTQ* Populations. Retrieved from on 2020, June 5
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