Journal article

Comparing intentions to reduce substance use and willingness to seek help among transgender and cisgender participants from the Global Drug Survey.

Dean Connolly, Emma Davies, Michael Lynskey, Monica J Barratt, Larissa Maier, Jason Ferris, Adam Winstock, Gail Gilchrist

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Transgender (trans) people experience stressors related to their minority status which have been associated with increased rates of psychoactive substance use and related harm. Despite this, there is a paucity of evidence relating to the treatment needs of trans people who use psychoactive substances, beyond a small body of literature describing a culture of transphobic hostility in general substance misuse services. This paper aims to describe and compare psychoactive substance misuse help-seeking among trans and cisgender (cis) participants from a large multi-national cross-sectional survey. METHODS: Over 180,000 participants, recruited from the world's largest annual survey ..

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