Objective To identify the profile of violence and drug use on sexual minorities and their implications for health. Method Cross‐sectional study, quantitative conducted with 316 individuals lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender during realization of Gays stops in the cities of Juazeiro and Crato, Ceará, Brazil. Used as form data collection instrument structured with questions related to violence, alcohol/drugs and health implications. For data analysis we used chi‐square test to associations between nominal variables. The significance value was p ≤ 0.05. The study was approved by the Ethics Committee. Results The psychological/verbal was the most prevalent in the sample (78.8%) and alcohol was the drug of choice for consumption (70.9%). Alcohol, when associated with violence, implied health consequences, resulting in suffering, through the manifestation of withdrawal symptoms (p = 0.04) and problems to resist consumption (p = 0.01). Conclusions Sexual minorities are victims of violence and consume drugs. The use of these substances resulted in injuries to Group Health.
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