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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Youth at Increased Risk of Using Multiple Substances

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Young people who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are at increased risk of using substances such as alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana, according to a new study.
The study from researchers at Oregon State University also found that these teens are at a higher risk of using more than one substance, known as polysubstance use.
“This data shows definitively that polysubstance use is an issue among many youth who identify as sexual minorities, meaning they are facing added health risks,” said Dr. Sarah Dermody, an assistant professor at Oregon State University.
“But there are also...
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