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Bisexual Women and Substance Misuse
April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Though LGBTQ people in general report higher rates of substance use, bisexual women are particularly vulnerable to substance use disorders. Studies have consistently shown bisexual women at the highest risk among sexual and gender minority groups, including significantly higher rates of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opioid misuse and binge drinking than lesbians or heterosexual women. Studies have looked at the constellation of pressures that may contribute to this alarming disparity, including higher rates of sexual trauma, poverty, and discrimination coming from both heterosexual and LGBTQ communities. This webinar will describe the scope of bisexual women’s substance use, what factors may contribute to drug and alcohol dependence, and ways prevention workers can support bisexual women who are dealing with chaotic substance misuse in their lives.
- Describe the scope of substance use among bisexual women.
- Explore the unique challenges many bisexual women face which may contribute to elevated rates of substance use disorders within the population.
- Identify intervention strategies to support bisexual women who wish to address chaotic substance use in their lives.