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Resources by Topic: Alcohol use

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2018
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health for older adults across 34 measures, as well as two supplemental measures new in 2018: suicide rate and risk of social isolation. Includes a special focus on persistent health disparities and challenges facing rural seniors.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation
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Health Impacts of Alcohol Misuse in Alaska
Report discusses the patterns of use, societal consequences, and rates of mortality, as well as the health impacts of alcohol misuse in Alaska. Provides statistics and data by public health region.
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(2)
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Crises and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy
Presents a report on the causes, costs, and potential solutions to the drug, alcohol, and suicide crisis in the U.S. Features updated data on opioid deaths in 2015-2016, as well as projected rates of drug, alcohol, and suicide deaths for 2025.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Laura M. Segal, Anne De Biasi, Jennifer L. Mueller, Consultant Kendra May, Molly Warren
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina Adults
Poster presentation examining adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina adults by rural versus urban residence, adult physical and mental health status, and alcohol use. Includes statistics on ACE exposure by poor physical health, mental distress, and gender. Covers public policy and program applications.
Author(s): Elizabeth Radcliff, Elizabeth Crouch, Melissa Strompolis
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015
Reports on racial/ethnic health disparities among rural residents. Includes data by race/ethnicity for health-related quality of life, healthcare access and use, chronic health conditions, and health-related behaviors. Based on data from the 2012–2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Author(s): Cara V. James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(23), 1-9
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables
Provides data on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth 12-17 and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Appalachian Diseases of Despair
Presents mortality data on overdoses, suicides, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64, from the 2015 Multiple Cause of Death database. Features statistics with breakdowns by region, Appalachian state, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Topher Hoffmann
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Screening for Underage Drinking and DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care Practice
Author manuscript describing study of 1,193 patients aged 12-20 who were assessed before their visit to one of 6 rural Pennsylvania clinics. Features statistics with breakdowns by age group, frequency of consumption, and quantity of consumption.
Author(s): Duncan B. Clark, Christopher S. Martin, Tammy Chung, et al.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2015 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison of Traffic Fatalities
Contains statistics on motor vehicle fatal crashes based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Provides a rural/urban comparison of statistics regarding various factors, such as time of day, speeding, alcohol use, and rollover crashes, among others.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Deaths of Despair: Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Mortality in Small City and Rural America
Recording of an April 26, 2017 webinar focused on trends in drug, alcohol, and suicide mortality in the U.S. Discusses potential explanations for increased deaths from these causes over the past twenty years and examines regional variations in these deaths. Discusses strategies to combat these deaths of despair.
Author(s): Shannon Monnat
Date: 04/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty
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