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J Lesbian Stud. 2005;9(3):19-30.

Alcohol consumption, alcohol-related problems, and other substance use among lesbian and bisexual women.

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San Jose state University College of Social Work, San Jose, CA 95192-0124, USA. ladrabble@aol.com

Abstract

Relationships between sexual orientation and a wide range of substance use and problem variables were examined based on data from the 2000 National Alcohol Survey. Lesbians, bisexuals, and heterosexually identified women who report same-sex partners were compared to exclusively heterosexual women in relation to alcohol consumption, use of tobacco and other drugs, bar-going, alcohol-related problems, and past substance abuse treatment. Substance use patterns were complex and varied between sexual orientation groups. These differences underscore the importance of developing lesbian- and bisexual-sensitive prevention and treatment services and of including measures of sexual orientation identity and behavior in population-based surveys.

PMID:
17548282
DOI:
10.1300/J155v09n03_03
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