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Lesbian, gay, bisexual youth at increased risk of substance abuse
Young adults who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are at a higher risk of consuming substances such as alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana, as compared to their heterosexual peers. A new study from Oregon State University found that polysubstance use is an issue among many youths who identify as sexual minorities, meaning they are facing added health risks. Sexual minority is an umbrella term for those who identify with any sexual identity other than heterosexual or who report same-sex attraction or behavior.
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