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Resources by Topic: Alcohol use

Risky Substance Use Behaviors Among Adults Residing in Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Counties in the United States, 2017-2018
Compares the prevalence of risky substance use among adults living in rural and urban counties. Features statistics with breakdowns by use within the past year and within the past 30 days, for alcohol, tobacco, and 10 types of illicit drugs.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Michael D. Singleton, Katherine Youngen
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Substance Use among Rural and Urban Youth and Young Adults
Details substance use of youth aged 12-17 and young adults aged 18-25 in rural and urban areas. Looks specifically on use of alcohol, marijuana, illicit drugs, and the misuse of prescription pain relievers and compares usage trends in rural areas to those in urban areas.
Author(s): Jennifer Lenardson, Nathan Paluso, Erika Ziller
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Risky Substance Use Behaviors Among Adolescents Residing in Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Counties in the United States, 2017-2018
Compares the prevalence of risky substance use among people ages 12-17 who are living in rural and urban counties. Features statistics with breakdowns by use within the past year and within the past 30 days, for alcohol, tobacco, and 10 types of illicit drugs.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Michael D. Singleton, Katherine Youngen
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Appalachian Diseases of Despair
Uses data from the 2018 Multiple Cause of Death database to provide information on mortality from overdose, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64. Includes data and statistics, with information broken down by Appalachian state, region, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan status.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Maggie Cherney, Victoria Hallman
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Rates of Alcohol-induced Deaths Among Adults Aged 25 and Over in Urban and Rural Areas: United States, 2000–2018
Examines trends in alcohol-induced deaths among adults aged 25 and over. Includes data by sex for urban and rural residents from 2000 through 2018, with information for metropolitan, micropolitan, and non-core areas.
Author(s): Merianne Rose Spencer, Sally C. Curtin, Holly Hedegaard
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2018 Data: Children
Offers national data on traffic crashes involving children 14 and younger. Features statistics from 2009-2018 with breakdowns by age group, restraint use, state, and rural or urban location, among other measures.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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The Alcoholic Beverage: An Elixir, and Yet a Poison?
Examines health messages related to alcohol from federal agencies and the journal literature. Features a Missouri cardiologist who reviews the science on alcohol use and its impact on health and well-being.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Alcohol Use Disorder: Addressing Stigma and Treatment Access in Rural America
Examines alcohol use and misuse in rural America. Features the work of healthcare providers in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. Discusses stigma, treatment access, and recovery. Addresses the impact of COVID-19 on treatment access, including the use of telehealth.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Alcohol Use and Co-Use of Other Substances Among Pregnant Females Aged 12–44 Years — United States, 2015–2018
Examines self-reported drinking in the past 12 months, current drinking, binge drinking, and the co-use of other substances among pregnant females aged 12–44 years. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Lucinda J. England, Carolyne Bennett, Clark H. Denny, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(31), 1009-1014
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Pain in the Nation Update: Alcohol, Drug, and Suicide Deaths in 2018
Report details updated rates of deaths related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide for 2018. Breaks down data by race, age, and regionally, including rural versus metro areas.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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