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Join date : 2008-08-04

PostSubject: Drugs & LGBT Youth Portal   Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:24 am

Drugs & LGBT Youth Portal written by and for gay youth and gay teens to help them make their own safe, informed choices when it comes to the use and/or abuse of any type of substance. Has details on Alcohol, Cannabis, Cocaine, Crystal Meth, Ecstasy, GHB/GBL, Ketamine (and a Ketamine Poster Campaign), Poppers, Smoking, Solvents and Steroids as well as guides on recovery, addiction and signposts to support.
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Join date : 2011-11-01

PostSubject: Re: Drugs & LGBT Youth Portal   Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:18 am

The odds of substance use for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth are on average 190 percent higher than for heterosexual youth, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers published in the current issue of Addiction. What's more, for some sub-populations of LGB youth, the odds were substantially higher, including 340 percent for bisexual youth and 400 percent for lesbians, researchers found.

"Homophobia, discrimination and victimization are largely what are responsible for these substance use disparities in young gay people," said Michael P. Marshal, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, who led the study. "History shows that when marginalized groups are oppressed and do not have equal opportunities and equal rights, they suffer. Our results show that gay youth are clearly no exception."
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