University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) has a more prevalent effect on Sexual and Gender Minority Youth (SGMY), leading to a need for dedicated and specialized programs to reduce disparity. The review included 18 scholarly articles, ranging from the years 1992 to 2022. In the present review, we explored factors related to SGMY substance use, including those that protect and insulate this vulnerable population against a negative coping skill with a wide array of neurological, emotional, and societal adjustment problems. We concluded that SGMY experience SUD more than their straight, cisgender peers. Also, targeted interventions are necessary to curb maladaptive coping strategies and build resilience. Real-world implications of such research were discussed, and a path forward was presented to take care of a vulnerable population in need of intervention, assistance, and care.
Connors, Jack K. and McNamara Barry, Carolyn
"Substance use disorder prevention among sexual and gender minority youth,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 29:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol29/iss1/4