Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Individuals
A Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals (SAMHSA)
GAY COMMUNITY: High and at Risk
By Patrick Moore
Next weekend's gay pride festivities in Los Angeles are likely to
be the usual rollicking celebration of battles won and hardships
overcome. The gay community is rightfully proud of its response
to the first decades of the AIDS epidemic. And we have reason to
rejoice in ongoing civil rights advances. But, as we celebrate,
there is still a vexing problem we need to come to terms with: the
centrality of drugs and alcohol to gay culture. (Full
article available and reprinted with permission of author.)
Dana G. & McNally, Emily B. (2002). Counseling
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Substance Abusers: Dual Identities.
Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc.
TEN THINGS LESBIANS AND GAY MEN SHOULD DISCUSS WITH THEIR
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) says lesbians and
gay men should discuss substance use, alcohol and tobacco with their
physicians or other health care providers. The recommendations come
from a survey of GLMA members that produced lists of 10 health care
concerns for the two groups. Read the recommendations for gay
men and lesbians
on the GLMA web site.
Companion Document (PDF File, 3MG) to the U.S. Secretary of
Health & Human Services’ national health objectives for
the next ten years, Healthy People 2010, presents 120 lgbt-specific
objectives, including sections on tobacco
(PDF File, 255KB) and on substance
abuse (PDF File, 232KB). This landmark project of the Gay and
Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) involved several NALGAP members
and other lgbt health professionals and advocates.
Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals (2001), Center
for Substance Abuse Treatment/Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Services Administration, DHHS, 192 pages. Printed copies may be
ordered as Inventory Number BKD392 from the National Clearinghouse
for Alcohol & Drug Information (NCADI), toll-free, 1-800-729-6686,
or from firstname.lastname@example.org. Download,
print, or view a copy with Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF File, 590KB).
WEB RESOURCES ON
LGBT SUBSTANCE ABUSE INFORMATION
of Public Health, Seattle & King County, under a grant from
the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, has developed a web
site related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health.
This site includes pages on Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and many other
LGBT health topics.
a commercial website, has demonstrated its concern for lgbt substance
abuse with the online archiving of numerous related articles and
also offers files of the GLMA “LGBT Companion Document to
Healthy People 2010.”