Avianna. Age: 31.
This study evaluated whether sexual orientation-specific differences in substance use behaviors exist among adults entering substance abuse treatment. Admissions records July December were examined for treatment programs in San Francisco, California receiving government funding. Regarding bisexual males, the only significant finding of note was greater prevalence of methamphetamine as the primary substance of abuse.
Brenda. Age: 22.
Drug Use, Drug Severity, and Help-Seeking Behaviors of Lesbian and Bisexual Women
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Leslie. Age: 32.
Why Can’t Men Conceal Their Breakouts, Too?
Members of 'sexual minorities' are around twice as likely as heterosexuals to seek help for mental health issues or substance abuse treatment. A model of treatment-seeking behavior, described in the open access journal BMC Psychiatry supports the idea that lesbian, gay and bisexual people may have specific treatment needs. Susan Cochran worked with a team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles using data they collected from people first interviewed in the California Health Interview Survey.