Examining the Relationship of Substance Use and Sexual Orientation Public Deposited

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  • In this paper we examine the effects of self-reported sexual orientation on substance abuse. Using data on a random sample of 6713 individuals in Washington State, this study examines causes and correlates of substance use by sexual minorities, an at-risk and treatment underserved population. Logistic regression results indicate homosexual orientation is a significant positive predictor of past year marijuana use, past year hard drug use, past year binge drinking, and lifetime alcohol addiction. Bisexual orientation is a significant predictor of past year marijuana use, past year hard drug use, and past year binge drinking. Potential causal mechanisms for these elevated patterns of substance use are discussed.
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  • Lanfear, C., Akins, S., & Mosher, C. (2013). Examining the relationship of substance use and sexual orientation. Deviant Behavior, 34(7), 586-597. doi:10.1080/01639625.2012.749149
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