LGBTQI+ Substance Use - An Introduction

LGBTQI+ Substance Use - An Introduction

LGBTQI+ people have experienced various layers of stigma for years. This has had a profound impact on their health.

Do you know what specific health inequalities affect LGBTQI+ people? Can you recognise the barriers they face when looking for support with substance use issues?

This course will take you through a short journey of LGBTQI+ history showing you how key events affect the community to this day. You will be given insight into how substances are used in the LGBTQI+ community. By the end, you will be equipped with techniques to make your service more inclusive.  


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise how alcohol and other drugs are used in the LGBTQI+ community
  • Describe key moments in LGBTQI+ history
  • Identify health inequalities that effect LGBTQI+ people
  • Recall the layers of stigma that LGBTQI+ people might experience
  • Recognise barriers LGBTQI+ people have in accessing services


Various audiences will benefit from the e-learning, including; people who come into contact with people who use drugs, GPs, nurses, teachers, police, housing workers, social workers, mental health workers, and the general public.

Our e-learning courses can be completed at any date or time, please disregard the 'Start Date' and 'End Date' listed anywhere.

Event Properties

Individual Price Free
Local Authority Area Scotland Wide

Event Trainer(s)

Katerina Vourlakos

You will need to Login or Create an Account before registering for this event.

Our Office

Scottish Drugs Forum
91 Mitchell Street
G1 3LN

T: 0141 221 1175

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