Alcohol use disorders among sexual and gender ender minority populations

Phoenix R. Crane, Katarina S. Swaringen, Anthony M. Foster, Amelia E. Talley

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Abstract

Sexual and gender minority populations are at a heightened risk of developing alcohol-related problems, such as alcohol use disorder, compared to their heterosexual, cisgender counterparts. The present chapter presents recent prevalence rates of alcohol use disorder and examines how relations among sexual orientation, gender, and alcohol use are influenced by mechanisms relevant to minority stress theory, the intersectionality framework, and other social factors such as racism, sexism, homophobia, sexual victimization, and stigma. This chapter also explores available intervention and treatment initiatives for alcohol misuse in sexual and gender minority populations, suggesting empirically informed approaches to maximize the effectiveness of tailored programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages87-100
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780190067991
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Bisexual alcohol use disorder
  • Gay alcohol use disorder
  • Lesbian alcohol use disorder
  • Lgbt alcohol use disorder
  • Msm alcohol use disorder
  • Transgender alcohol use disorder
  • Wsw alcohol use disorder

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