Interesting article on substance abuse among, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people. Many issues can arise for alternative life style groups trying to fit into the norms of society. They face discrimination and ridicule as they try to find their niche. This can lead to drinking issues and other self esteem problems that lead to drinking.
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The article,LGBTQ teens face increased risk of substance abuse, states
“Turns out, lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning (LGBQ) teens are at substantially higher risk of substance use than their heterosexual peers.
According to a new study led by San Diego State University researchers, LGBQ teens are more likely to use dangerous drugs.
As part of the most recent National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 15,624 high school students were asked about their use of 15 substances, including alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.”
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