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New Study from Williams and Co-Authors Assesses Stressors Amongst Transgender Veterans with Substance Use Disorders

Posted: 7/4/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliate Emily Williams and a number of co-authors recently published new research on the relationship between substance use disorders and economic and social stressors amongst transgender veterans. The authors describe the prevalence of eight individual-level social and economic stressors (barriers to accessing care, economic hardship, housing instability, homelessness, social and family problems, legal problems, military sexual trauma, and other victimization) among transgender patients in the national VA records with and without alcohol use disorder and drug use disorder (alone and in combination). They consider these totals overall and compared to cisgender patients in a national sample of VA outpatients.

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