Sexual orientation and drug use in a longitudinal cohort study of U.S. adolescents.

@article{Corliss2010SexualOA,
  title={Sexual orientation and drug use in a longitudinal cohort study of U.S. adolescents.},
  author={Heather L Corliss and Margaret Rosario and David Wypij and Sarah A Wylie and A Lindsay Frazier and Sydney Bryn Austin},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          517-21
        }
}
Adolescents with a minority sexual orientation (e.g., lesbian, gay, and bisexual) are more likely to use substances than their heterosexual peers. This study aimed to increase understanding of the development of drug use in this vulnerable population by: 1) comparing longitudinal patterns of past-year illicit drug use (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy) and misuse of prescription drugs among minority sexual orientation youth relative to heterosexual youth and, 2) examining how sexual… CONTINUE READING
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