Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Behavioral Health: Results from the 2021 and 2022 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (DA2345)
Author(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs
Credit Hours: 2
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This report was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) covering residents of households and people in noninstitutional group settings for the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) annual survey. This report focuses on substance use and mental health indicators among adults aged 18 or older in the United States as a demonstration that people who identify as sexual minorities may experience additional problems with substance use and mental health disorders.
- Review the literature to study the definitions for sexual minorities and breakdowns of substance usage to comprehend the additional risks for SUDs within these populations.
- Recognize lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults are more likely than straight adults to use substances, experience mental health issues including major depressive episodes, and experience serious thoughts of suicide.
- Embrace SAMHSA's commitment to eliminating health inequities experienced by the LGBTQI+ community by implementing person-centered care treatments and expanding data collection efforts to capture the experiences of LGBTQI+ people more accurately.
- Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and organizations to promote the delivery of adequate care services in a welcoming environment for the LGBTQI+ community.
- Evaluate implemented best practices for tracking individual progress and utilize feedback to improve services provided.