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Resources by Topic: Alcohol use

Substance Abuse Among Rural Youth: A Little Meth and a Lot of Booze
Examines substance abuse among rural youth, with rural-urban comparisons for methamphetamine, Oxycontin, and alcohol abuse.
Date: 06/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Early Alcohol Use, Rural Residence, and Adulthood Employment
Examines early onset of alcohol consumption and the increases of physical disease and psychological disorders. Discusses the consequences of abusive drinking in rural youth.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Michael Mink, Jong-Yi Wang, Kevin J. Bennett, et al.
Date: 10/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Prevalence of Health Related Behavioral Risk Factors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults
Provides data on tobacco use, seat belt use, and alcohol consumption among rural minority adults. Includes recommendations and detailed data tables.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural African Americans, Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural Hispanics
Author(s): P. Daniel Patterson, Charity G. Moore, Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Frontier Youth: Living on the Edge
Overview of high-risk behaviors among rural and frontier youth, including teen alcohol and substance use and abuse, weapons carrying and violence, sexual activity, violent behavior and victimization, suicide, and educational attainment and dropout rates.
Date: 04/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities
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PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
Interactive mapping system providing chronic disease related data at the county, place, census tract, and ZIP code level. Covers measures related to health outcomes, prevention, and unhealthy behaviors.
Additional links: Compare Counties, Interactive Map, PLACES Data Portal
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC WONDER Underlying Cause of Death with US-Mexico Border Regions, 1999-2020
Provides access to mortality and population data for the U.S.-Mexico border region. Offers data on the number of deaths, crude and age-adjusted death rates, and demographics for different causes of death. Cause of death data available for ICD-10 codes, drug/alcohol induced causes, causes of infant death, and injury intent and mechanism. In addition to viewing data for the border region, border states, and border counties, results can also focus on the level of urbanization for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Nebraska Masters Level Alcohol & Drug Abuse Map
Shows masters level alcohol and drug abuse state and federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Arkansas County and Regional Data
Features an interactive map with downloadable PDFs of state and county data related to mental health and substance abuse in Arkansas. Covers alcohol and tobacco use, drug arrests, marijuana, opiates and methamphetamines admissions, prescription drugs, and depression symptoms.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index
Provides access to state and county-level comprehensive health scores based on over 300 health condition categories. Includes data by condition for the top 10 national conditions. Identifies top conditions impacting each state and county. Based on claims data of over 41 million Blue Cross Blue Shield commercially insured members.
Additional links: National Health Index
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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