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Interventions-Substance Use Rolling Cohort

BC Centre on Substance Use and University of British Columbia

Dr. Rod Knight (Principal Investigator), Anna Carson (Contact Person) - anna.carson@bccsu.ubc.ca

In Progress

Topic areas

2S/LGBTQ+Youth

Study Design:

The Interventions-Substance Use Rolling Cohort study is a qualitative study with semi-structured, in-depth qualitative interviews between 2020-2021.

Study Sample:

The study sample included sexual and gender minority youth in BC between 15-30 years of age who use substances (n=21).

Research Questions:

The study aimed to determine how sexual and gender minority youth have navigated substance use, mental health and sexual health through the COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health directives.

Preliminary Findings:

Although still conducting the analysis, participants spoke about coping, resilience, mental health, sexual health and substance use over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many were also navigating shifting economic, social and educational fault-lines. Participants reported disparate experiences in navigating shifting public health guidelines.

Existing and Forthcoming Publications and Outputs:

Outputs to be determined.

Date Last Updated:

April 30, 2021

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