We examined the prevalence of binge drinking among lesbian and gay (LG) youths, and evaluated whether experiences such as internalized sexual stigma, the experience of “coming out” to family and friends, and the individuals' sense of “connectedness” to the gay community could be associated with alcohol abuse. The research involved 119 gay (58.9%) and 83 lesbian (41.1%) Italian youths (18 to 24 years old). According to previous research, youths were categorized in non-drinkers, social, binge and heavy drinkers. Results showed that the estimated percentage of binge drinking among gay and lesbian youths is 43.6%. The survey revealed that social, binge, and heavy drinkers differ in terms of some drinking variables, internalized sexual stigma, family and peer self-disclosure, and connectedness gay community. Implications for the prevention of binge drinking in LG youths are currently under discussion even if further investigation is urgently needed.
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|Titolo:||Binge drinking among gay, and lesbian youths: The role of internalized homophobia, self-disclosure , and connectedness to the gay community|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|