4046.0 Substance Use and Substance Use Treatment Issues Among LGBT Individuals

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
LGBT communities disproportionately engage in a number of health-compromising behaviors, including tobacco and substance use. This session highlights current research on the prevention and control of tobacco and substance abuse among LGBT communities. Tobacco and substance use data to describe use rates, patterns of use, and correlates will be presented. Current approaches to treat tobacco and substance abuse tailored to LGBT communities as well as future directions for research and practice will be described and explored.
Session Objectives: 1. To articulate what is currently known about the disparities in tobacco use and substance abuse among LGBT communities. 2. To understand the current state of tobacco and substance abuse prevention tailored to LGBT communities. 3. To identify tobacco and substance abuse prevention and treatment needs and directions for future research.
Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES

8:30 AM
Applying Total Quality Management to LGBTQ tobacco control
Joseph Gilbert Louis Lee, BA, Gabriel Griffin, BA and Cathy L. Melvin, PhD
8:50 AM
Treating substance abuse in sexual minorities: Providing appropriate services
K. Michelle Peavy, MA, Annesa Flentje, MA, Bryan N. Cochran, PhD and Jennifer Cooper, BA
9:30 AM
Drug use and sexual orientation in a cohort study of U.S. youth
Heather L. Corliss, MPH, PhD, Margaret Rosario, PhD, David Wypij, A. Lindsay Frazier, MD, ScM and S. Bryn Austin, ScD

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Organized by: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing