Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Article featuring Dr. Sarah Dermody's research investigating drug and alcohol dependence:

According to a new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from Oregon State University found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths are at a higher risk of substance use compared to their heterosexual peers. And not only are they more likely to use substances like alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana, according to researchers, but they’re also more likely to use multiple substances at once. Why? The researchers suggest that higher substance use by lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens is due in part to the stress of the “discrimination, violence, and victimization rooted in their sexual minority status.”

Read the article here