Addressing the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual drug users by Kate Baker

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Statementpresented by Kate Baker, Ilya Varty and Glen Monks.
SeriesHIV seminar notes -- no. 13
ContributionsVarty, Ilya., Monks, Glen., HIV Project.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded leaf (5p.) ;
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Open LibraryOL16669258M

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This manual informs clinicians and administrators about substance use disorder treatment approaches that are sensitive to patients among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population.

It covers cultural, clinical, health, administrative, and legal issues as well as alliance building. *Rainbow Heights Club () is a psychosocial and advocacy agency serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

LGBT sub-populations, such as gay men and male-to-female transgender persons, drug use is associated with unsafe sex and the transmission of infections, including HIV (Mayer ). Several studies have also suggested higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals (Ruble ).

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Abstract. This chapter examines addiction issues particular to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. This includes a description of the available epidemiological data on substance use and addiction in the LGBT community, as well as a discussion about unique psychosocial issues that LGBT people face that increase their risk of substance use, such as stigma, social.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.

More. Learn what CDC is doing to protect the health of LGBT: Spotlight on Hepatitis and Gay/Bisexual Men. Likewise, lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents were 90 percent more likely to use illicit substances than heterosexual youth.

Lesbian and bisexual females were four times gay and bisexual drug users book likely to use substances than heterosexual females of the same age. Risk Factors for Drug Use. LGBTQ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. These terms are used to describe a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

See below for a more detailed definition of each term, from GLAAD’s LGBTQ Media Reference Guide. Responses to discrimination and psychiatric disorders among black, Hispanic, female, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals.

Am J Public Health. ;(8) 2Ibanez GE, Purcell DW, Stall R, et al. Sexual risk, substance use, and psychological distress in HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who also inject drugs. AIDS. ;19(suppl 1. Book Description: Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior.

The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking. Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender populations. 2 credits. Course Description: This seminar will address issues related to counseling gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients. These include issues of sexual identity development, coming out, homophobia and heterosexism, family and relationship issues, multicultural.

But for teens who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB)--or think they might be--research has found that growing up can be even tougher.

In fact, LGB youth report higher levels of emotional distress, greater use of marijuana and earlier sexual debut, according to a Journal of the American Medical Association article (Vol.

No. 10) that. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are 'out' at work waste little energy hiding aspects of their personalities, meaning they feel more confident and progress within the business.

The Institute of Medicine report The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding explains that members of the LGBT community are at a higher risk for many health disparities, including prevalence of mental health issues as well as tobacco, alcohol, and drug use.

9 Knowing that. APA has made a significant contribution to the understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people since first dedicating staff time to these populations in Over the years, APA has produced many resources to educate the public, support the work of psychologists and inform public policy about LGBTI people and their.

The Casebook for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons and Their Families is an engaging book that ought to be on the shelf of every counselor who cares for LGBT clients, in other words, every counselor. --PsycCRITIQUESReviews: 6. The use and abuse of these substances is linked to multiple forms of cancer and conditions of the heart and lungs, which are the top three causes of death among women.

Like some of the other health concerns common among lesbian and bisexual women, rates of drug use may be tied to stress resulting from discrimination, homophobia and/or sexism. People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) require special consideration in any literature focused on substance use and substance use disorders and their treatment.

Gay men and lesbians (the groups most studied) have higher rates of alcohol use and drug use than the general population, have higher rates of mood and anxiety. 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 behavioral health issues. This guide helps substance use counselors treat clients with symptoms of depression and substance use conditions.

Program administrators will learn how to integrate depression treatment into early drug treatment. The guidelines cover screening, assessment. Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior.

The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. This article calls attention to the lack of knowledge concerning alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations.

Twenty-five Internet Web sites related to the LGBT substance use are reviewed. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for practitioners, students, and. Tobacco and drug use; Depression. There are many reasons why gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men may have higher rates of HIV and STDs.

Some of them are: Prevalence of HIV among sexual partners of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men is 40 times that of sexual partners of heterosexual men. In addition, the book offers recommendations for the integration of LGBT health into systems-based practice by addressing intake forms and electronic health records, as well as evidence-based emerging concerns in LGBT health.

This is a must-have volume for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians from all medical s: 3. The graying of the U.S. population draws increasing focus to historically unattended segments of society, including sexual and gender minorities.

In this first comprehensive volume to address the challenges of aging in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations, this text presents what is currently known about aging GLBT individuals and what services are. De Pedro KT, Esqueda MC, Gilreath TD.

School Protective Factors and Substance Use Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents in California Public Schools.

LGBT Health ; Russell ST, Ryan C, Toomey RB, et al. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescent school victimization: implications for young adult health and adjustment.

Lesbian and bisexual women were significantly more likely than heterosexuals to report lifetime use of any drug, as well as lifetime use of LSD, ecstasy, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Marginally significant trends suggested that lesbian and bisexual women were more likely to use ketamine and engage in recent club drug use.

For lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women, elevated rates of heroin use may indicate a need to tailor treatment to the specific needs of heroin-using LGBT individuals. For example, outreach programs for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women who use heroin or treatment programs that address heroin use in an LGBT-sensitive context may.

Sexual minority women report higher rates of tobacco use and alcohol and drug dependence. If you have a substance abuse concern, remember that help is available.

Local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health, mental health or community centers often provide substance abuse treatment. Organizations such as GLMA also might provide referrals. The prevalence and correlates of substance use and abuse were explored among lesbian, gay male, and bisexual youth recruitedfrom gay-focused organizations in New York City.

Lifetime substance use was prevalent andfrequent, as was quantity of use and substance abuse symptoms. To provide current national estimates of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) adolescents’ (grades 9–12) substance use risks. Methods. The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey included questions for 19 substance use outcomes covering 15 substances.

Research has found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender youth is significantly higher than among the general population. The passage of laws that discriminate against LGBT people have been shown to have significant negative impacts on the physical and mental health and well-being of LGBT youth; for example, depression and drug use among.

Individuals that identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning face more social challenges like discrimination and stigma that are not faced by people that identify as. Alcohol and Drug Use in LGBT Youth Stigma, Identity, and Risk Abuse and Homelessness Assessment and Treatment Chapter 12—Related Health Issues Introduction Gay and Bisexual Men Lesbian and Bisexual Women Transgender Individuals Common Barriers to LGBT Individuals Receiving Adequate Health Care Homelessness is a devastating experience that has a significant negative impact on an individual’s physical and mental health, well-being, functioning, human development, and life trajectory—and LGBT runaway and homeless youth are at high risk for a number of negative experiences and outcomes.

1 Recent studies, as well as anecdotal evidence from social service professionals, suggest that. lesbian, gay, or bisexual without having had any sexual experience (Ryan and Futterman, ; Savin-Williams, ). The diversity of individual adolescents’ experiences of identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual highlights the need to consider multiple developmental models.

Research on LGBT Identities in Bisexuals, People of Color, and Women. Additionally, an analysis of more than 18 studies between and examining the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (e.g., methamphetamines, marijuana) found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth had higher rates of usage for all these substances than their heterosexual peers.

16 Lesbian and bisexual girls were times more. Inthe AIDS Institute developed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health. This initiative supports the provision of effective behavior-based HIV prevention interventions and HIV-related supportive services - including alcohol, substance use and mental health counseling - that address the needs to gay men/men who have sex with.

The curriculum contains 22 modules to address the specific training needs of a given organization. The training covers such topics as: Legal issues; The “coming out” process as it relates to behavioral health; How to make a provider organization more LGBT-welcoming; Specific clinical guidance for addressing the needs of each of the LGBT.The modern gay rights movement began dramatically in June in New York City's Greenwich Village.

During a typical "raid," police tried to arrest people for their mere presence at a gay bar, but the patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back - and the gay rights movement was launched.

Background: Little research has focused specifically on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use of lesbian and bisexual women in general or the college subgroup specifically. Previous research shows sexual minority women at increased risk when compared to their heterosexual counterparts.

Objectives: The purpose of the current study was to compare ATOD use of lesbian, bisexual.

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