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Scoping Review of Substance Use Among Sexual and Gender Minorities Finds Most Studies Exclude Women, Transgender Individuals, Ethnic Minorities

With the number of studies reporting sexual orientation and gender identity disparities in mental health rising in the past 20 years, sexual and gender minority individuals have been found to be at a greater risk in accessing and maintaining good health than those identifying as heterosexual. Among the highest disparity are those related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

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Few Americans With Alcohol Use Disorder or Dependence Have Access to or Use Medications for Alcohol Treatment

In an effort to improve the use of medications for treating alcohol use disorder (AUD), in 2017 the American Psychiatric Association released guidelines for pharmacological treatment of AUD. But with little known about the prevalence and associations of using medications for AUD, researchers turned their attention to this issue.

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