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 alcohol and is also informative for professionals and the public at large. It includes sections on what alcohol is the laws regarding alcohol effects…