Alcohol and club drug use among same-sex attracted young people

Associations with frequenting the lesbian and gay scene and other bars and nightclubs

Toby Lea*, Robert Reynolds, John De Wit

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study aimed to determine whether the lesbian and gay "scene" of bars and nightclubs is a more common site for club drug use than other bars and clubs. A cross-sectional, online survey was conducted with 254 same-sex attracted women and 318 men aged 18-25 in Sydney, Australia. Drug use was more likely in those who attended any venue type more frequently. Men, but not women, were more likely to report drug use in lesbian and gay venues than other venues. Club drug use may be more normalized within the lesbian and gay scene than elsewhere, particularly among young men. The study's limitations are noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume48
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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