The role of perceptions of partner's alcohol use in heavy alcohol use and alcohol reduction intervention preferences among LGBQ adults in primary, romantic relationships

Jason Mitchell, Kristi E. Gamarel

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Abstract

Correlates of heavy episodic alcohol and alcohol reduction intervention preferences were examined among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) adults in romantic relationships. Anonymous data were collected online; analyses included logistic and multinomial regression models. One-fourth of participants reported recent heavy episodic alcohol use. Perceptions of partners' engaging in heavy alcohol use was associated with an increased odds of engaging in heavy alcohol use. Perceptions of partners' heavy alcohol use was associated with an increased odds of preferring a couples-based alcohol intervention compared to preferring no intervention. Findings highlight the need to consider partners in alcohol interventions for LGBQ couples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-127
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • alcohol interventions
  • heavy alcohol use
  • LGBQ couples
  • LGBQ relationships
  • partners

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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