LGBTQ Youth and Substance Use Prevention Report – Region 1: Southern Providence County
Tri-County Community Action Agency, May 2019
The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of select RISS data, a summary of risk factors which contribute to the substance use related health inequities within the LGBTQ youth (ages 12-17) community, as well as protective factors. The report also offers recommendations for action and provides resources (Rhode Island-based and national) that may be of interest to youth, caregivers, advocates, and service providers. These findings ca be assessed for wider utilization, for example, by other Rhode Island regional youth substance use prevention coalitions (prevention coalitions) throughout the state and by other organizations involved in health equity planning for youth.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.