Overall, associations between sexual identity and AOD use were less variable for men than women. For all multivariate logistic regression analyses, we adjusted for race and class year, with the largest category for each measure of sexual orientation serving as the reference group i.
Table 3 summarizes the prevalence rates of AOD use for men based on sexual identity, sexual attraction and sexual behavior. Reliability and consistency in self-reports of drug use. Although alcohol use differed between LGB and heterosexual students, no differences were found between the two groups in illicit drug use.
Using sexual identity vs. This sad story speaks to the complexities involved in gender identity. J Subst Abuse Treat. Amer J Psychiat. Findings from this study emphasize the importance of using multiple measures of sexual orientation and of using care when collapsing data across categories of sexual orientation dimensions.
Wendy Bostwick is at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This study builds on past college-based research examining the relationship between substance use and sexual orientation and has notable strengths, including the use of multiple measures to assess sexual orientation. The study was conducted during a 1-month period in March and April ofdrawing on a total population of 21, full-time undergraduate college students 10, women and 10, men.
Gender is deeply cultural. DC: National Academy Press; Studying college alcohol use: Widening the lens, sharpening the focus. While this revelation created a firestorm in the scientific community for Dr.
Women: Sexual attraction and substance use Women who were sexually attracted to mostly men had significantly higher odds than those attracted to only men on all of the measures assessed in the study adj. Psychol Addict Behav.
Despite these limitations, the study findings have important implications for future practice and research.