Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB & T) people are significantly more likely to be using recreational, or ‘club’ drugs than the general population as a whole. Services working with these groups have seen significant changes in drug use and related harms over recent years.
The course aims to raise awareness of issues affecting LGB & T people in relation to substance misuse and allow participants to improve their own practice to achieve outcomes for this group.
Explain reasons for higher levels of substance use amongst LGB & T people
State ways in which patterns of presentations to services by this group has changed
in recent years
Explain the common barriers cited by LGB & T people when accessing healthcare
Explain the importance of monitoring service users’ sexual orientation and gender
List ways in which services and individual practice can be more LGBT-inclusive
Explore links between substance misuse and sexual health, with a particular
emphasis on HIV prevention
This 8-page leaflet is easy to read and bang up to date. It will help keep actual and potential users as safe as possible when using GHB & GBL and is also informative for professionals and the public at large. It includes sections on what the GHB and GBL are…