Joan Baert Charlie Skaggs

Substance Use in the LGBTQIA+ Community: Preventing Addiction and Harm

A Talk by Joan Baert (She/Her) and Charlie Skaggs (They/Them)

About this Talk

We will look at some of the history and statistics around substance use in the LGBTQIA+ community, framing the conversation with some of the reasons why this community has unique risk factors. Looking forward, we will explore ways that young people and their families can prevent addiction and other dangers while increasing empathy and finding support within the community.

October 16, 2023, 11:00 PM

11:00 PM - 12:30 AM

About The Speakers

Joan Baert

Joan Baert (She/Her)

Prevention Specialist


Charlie Skaggs

Charlie Skaggs (They/Them)

LLMSW, Outpatient Youth & Family Behavioral Health Therapist

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