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Lesbian Power Hour: Topic: At risk youth in the LGBT community: Drugs, Alcohol and Promiscuity

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This week's topic is: "At risk youth in the LGBT community: A struggle with drugs, alcohol and promiscuity" * LGBT adolescents often cope with the problems they encounter at home, school, or on the streets by using and often abusing alcohol and other drugs. * In a study that tracked youth substance use over a three month span, 68 percent of the gay male adolescents reported alcohol use with 26 percent using one or more times weekly. 44 percent reported drug use in addition to alcohol, and 8 percent considered themselves drug dependent. 83 percent of lesbian adolescents reported alcohol use, 56 percent reported drug use, and 11 percent specifically reported crack/cocaine use. Let's talk about this growing phenomenon plaguing our community and get some answers and provide some support. Share your questions, thoughts and opinions. Lets get EMPOWERED ladies!