Source: American Journal of Public Health
Contributors: McCabe, S. E., Bostwick, W. B., Hughes, T. L., West, B. T., & Boyd, C. J.
Topic: Mental Health/Health, Research Studies, Social Justice, Substance Abuse Prevention
Population Focus: LGBTQ Adults, Racially/Ethnically Diverse LGBTQ
This study examined the associations between three types of discrimination (sexual orientation, race, and gender) and substance use disorders in a large national sample. The results indicated that more than two-thirds of LGB adults reported at least one type of discrimination in their lifetimes. The odds of past-year substance use disorders were nearly four times greater among LGB adults who reported all three types of discrimination than those who did not report discrimination.