Publication Date

1-6-2022

Document Type

Article

Department

Social Work

Disciplines

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Publication Title

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Volume

133

DOI

10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108539

Abstract

Background
Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use are among the most prevalent and important health disparities affecting sexual and gender minority (SGM; e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) populations. Although numerous government agencies and health experts have called for substance use intervention studies to address these disparities, such studies continue to be relatively rare.
Method
We conducted a scoping review of prevention and drug treatment intervention studies for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use that were conducted with SGM adults. We searched three databases to identify pertinent English-language, peer-reviewed articles published between 1985 and 2019.
Results
Our search yielded 71 articles. The majority focused on sexual minority men and studied individual or group psychotherapies for alcohol, tobacco, or methamphetamine use.
Conclusion
Our findings highlight the need for intervention research focused on sexual minority women and gender minority individuals and on cannabis and opioid use. There is also a need for more research that evaluates dyadic, population-level, and medication interventions.

Keywords

Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug, Prevention, Treatment, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

Comments

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