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problems Lesbians abuse and substance
Keywords: lesbian, bisexual, transgender, substance abuse, family rejection, social support, stigma, minority stress, abuse, harassment. The agency also noted that bisexual women report more hazardous drinking than lesbians or heterosexual women. However, compared to exclusively heterosexual women, homosexually-experienced women reported more alcohol use lifetime, past year, and past month , drinking more frequently, consuming larger amounts of alcohol, and getting drunk more often. Discriminatory laws and practices are another source of minority stress that negatively impacts the gay and transgender population and can lead to drug and alcohol use. New York: The Guilford Press;
The debate over marriage for gay couples has been a nationwide news story for nearly two decades now, with frequent and prominent stories in the press that elevate and perpetuate antigay stereotypes and sentiments. The prevalence of problem drinking and drunk driving fuel prevention and treatment efforts, and researchers and treatment providers have been trying to improve treatment services with two broad strategies: a improving the effectiveness of treatments by tailoring them for specific populations; and b reducing factors that prevent individuals from seeking available treatment services.