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Resources by Topic: Alcohol use

High Prevalence of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors among Adolescents in Pohnpei, Micronesia
Reports on a study of secondary school students in Pohnpei state, Federated States of Micronesia, regarding substance use and weight. Compares factors by gender, age group, school type, and grade level. Focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and betel nut use.
Author(s): Delpihn Abraham, Haley L. Cash, A. Mark Durand, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 77(11), 283-288
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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Rural Health Opioid Program Funds Care Coordination Efforts for Recovery
Highlights programs funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy that provide opioid treatment and recovery care coordination. An Ohio program uses care coordination in an existing syringe exchange program and county family drug court, a Kentucky program focuses on helping prisoners, and a Montana program reaches new and expectant mothers.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Trajectory Classes of Cannabis Use and Heavy Drinking among Rural African American Adolescents: Multilevel Predictors of Class Membership
Presents a study on cannabis and alcohol use among African American youth in rural Georgia. Features data assessments over nine years beginning when the participants are 16 and ending when they are 25 and looks a perceived stress and other psychological risk factors.
Author(s): Allen W. Barton, Gene. H. Brody, Tamika C. B. Zapolski, et al.
Citation: Addiction, 113(8), 1439-1449
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Prevention of Underage Drinking on California Indian Reservations Using Individual- and Community-Level Approaches
Reports on a study evaluating the long term effects of combined individual-level and community-level interventions to reduce the consumption of alcohol by tribal youth living in 9 rural California reservations. The overall impact of combining interventions was assessed using anonymous data from the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS). Comparisons of consumption were made between tribal youth in the intervention area and tribal youth outside the intervention area.
Author(s): Roland S. Moore, David A. Gilder, Joel W. Grube, Juliet P. Lee, Jennifer A. Geisler, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 108(8), 1035-1041
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Perceptions of Driving after Marijuana Use Compared to Alcohol Use among Rural American Young Adults
Examines the perceptions of young adults aged 18-25 regarding the acceptability and danger associated with driving after marijuana use as opposed to alcohol use in rural and frontier areas of Montana.
Author(s): Kaylin M. Greene
Citation: Drug and Alcohol Review, 37(5), 637-644
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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Risk Factors for Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Arkansas
Provides state, region, and county-level data for Arkansas related to substance abuse by youth. Identifies risk factors associated with drug and alcohol abuse, such as the number of arrests, poverty measures, school infractions, and more, as well as associated public health outcomes.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, UA Little Rock MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training
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Substance Use Among American Indian Youths on Reservations Compared With a National Sample of US Adolescents
Results of a study exploring substance use rates in 570 students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades in 31 schools during the 2016-2017 school year. Features statistics comparing reservation-based American Indian youth with U.S. students in general, with breakdowns by type of substance use and previous 30-day prevalence of alcohol and drug use.
Author(s): Randall C. Swaim, Linda R. Stanley
Citation: JAMA Network Open 1(1)
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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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 Update: Deaths from Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Reach the Highest Level Ever Recorded
Report details deaths related to alcohol, drugs, and suicide across the nation. Highlights rates for non-metro areas, as well as by race, gender, and by age groups, among others.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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