Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday September 1, 2017 - Transgender Students Face Higher Rates of Substance Abuse

Transgender students face higher rates of substance abuse, study finds

Transgender adolescents have higher rates of illicit and prescription drug use when compared to non-transgender adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of School Health, found transgender students were 2.5 times more likely than non-transgender students to use cocaine and methamphetamines in their lifetime and twice as likely to report the misuse of prescription pain medication.

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