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NCJ Number: 119139 Find in a Library
Title: Homosexuals Who Indulge in Excessive Use of Alcohol and Drugs: Psychosocial Factors to be Taken into Account by Community and Intervention Workers
Journal: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education  Volume:34  Issue:3  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:54-69
Author(s): S Israelstam; S Lambert
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses issues which have a direct bearing on chemical use by homosexuals and which must be taken into account when related intervention or research is undertaken.
Abstract: Some of these issues are stigma, lifestyle and freedoms together with the gay bar as social center, leading to greater use of alcohol and drugs; and gay liberation, support groups and fear of health risks, leading to more moderate use. 63 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Homosexuality
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcoholism causes; Drug abuse; Psychological victimization effects
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