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Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Understanding Lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s Experiences of Alcohol, Substance Use and Health (UnLEASH) Study

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NDARC at UNSW , June 2021   The Understanding Lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s Experiences of Alcohol, Substance Use and Health (UnLEASH) Study explores lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health and wellbeing and the relationship with smoking, drinking, and using drugs. We want to give voices to those in our communities that have not been heard before and we need your help! Led by...

Sex Worker Health Outcomes in High-Income Countries of Varied Regulatory Environment

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Sex Worker Health Outcomes in High-Income Countries of Varied Regulatory Environments: A Systematic Review. McCann J, Crawford G, Hallett J. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(8):3956. There is significant debate regarding the regulation of the sex industry, with a complex range of cultural, political and social factors influencing regulatory models which...

People identifying as LGBTIQ and alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, last updated 12/06/2020 Key Findings: People identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual have relatively high rates of substance use. However, there is a lack of comprehensive data available on the associated harms for this population group. Almost one in 5 (18.7%) people identifying as homosexual or bisexual reported daily tobacco smoking in 2016, comapred...

Psychosocial mediators of perceived stigma and suicidal ideation among transgender women

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Kota, K.K., Salazar, L.F., Culbreth, R.E. et al. Psychosocial mediators of perceived stigma and suicidal ideation among transgender women. BMC Public Health 20, 125 (2020). Abstract Background Transgender women (TGW) in the U.S. experience high rates of stigma, depression, and elevated rates of suicide. This study examined correlates of suicidal ideation and estimated the conditional indirect...

The Power of Words – Alcohol and Other Drug use

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Alcohol & Drug Foundation, 2019 A resource for healthcare and other professionals There’s power in language. By focusing on people, rather than their use of alcohol and other drugs, and by choosing words that are welcoming and inclusive, professionals working with people who use alcohol and other drugs can reduce the impact of stigma. Stigma in the form of language and actions can make people...

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