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Resources by Topic: Alcohol use

Substance Abuse in Indiana: An Urban-Rural Perspective
Analyzes the trends in alcohol use, other drug use, and available treatment options across rural and urban Indiana. Includes data and statistics on demographics and substance use treatment services by urban, rural/mixed, and rural area.
Author(s): Harold E. Kooreman, Marion S. Greene
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Policy, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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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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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 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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Multilevel Prevention Trial of Alcohol Use Among American Indian and White High School Students in the Cherokee Nation
Evaluates a multilevel intervention program developed to prevent alcohol use among rural white and Native American youth in the Cherokee Nation. Studies 6 communities by comparing a control program with two intervention programs targeting access to alcohol and screening paired with targeted intervention through the school system. Evaluates survey data, reporting the outcomes of these intervention methods on heavy episodic drinking and 30-day alcohol use.
Author(s): Kelli Komro, Melvin Livingston, Alexander Wagenaar, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 453-459
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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The Effects of Perceived Racial/Ethnic Discrimination on Substance Use Among Youths Living in the Cherokee Nation
Examines the frequency and intensity of perceived racial discrimination and the longitudinal relationship to substance abuse from a sample of American Indian, American Indian and White, and White adolescents living in small rural communities of northeast Oklahoma within the Cherokee Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Service Area (CNTJSA).
Author(s): Brady A. Garrett, Bethany J. Livingston, Melvin D. Livingston, Kelli A. Komroc
Citation: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 26(3), 242–249
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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Health-Related Behaviors by Urban-Rural County Classification — United States, 2013
Provides data on five self-reported health-related behaviors for residents of rural and urban areas. Behaviors include sufficient sleep, current nonsmoking, nondrinking or moderate drinking, maintaining normal body weight, and meeting aerobic leisure time physical activity recommendations. Includes data for each behavior for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas, as well as prevalence of 4-5 health behaviors by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and education level. Based on 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data.
Author(s): Kevin A. Matthews, Janet B. Croft, Yong Liu, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(5), 1-8
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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2017 Hawaii Alcohol and Substance Use Profiles and Fact Sheets
Reports on drug and alcohol use for adults and youth in Hawaii by county.
Date: 2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Health and Health Care in Kentucky: Variations by Region and Metro/Micro/Rural Status
Describes key health, health behavior, and healthcare access indicators in Kentucky by region and metropolitan status, using data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Features statistics related to topics including drinking, smoking, body mass index, and mental health, with breakdowns by demographic categories.
Author(s): Ty Borders, Keith Branham
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Health Policy
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Neighborhood Contextual Factors, Alcohol Use, and Alcohol Problems in the United States: Evidence from a Nationally-Representative Study of Young Adults
Examines Wave III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health data for young adults, aged 18-26, to better understand alcohol use and related problems from the past year. Analyzes neighborhood contextual factors, such as density of on- and off-premises alcohol outlets, neighborhood disadvantage, and rural versus urban residence, and mapped alcohol outlet licenses. Includes statistics for demographics, neighborhood context, and alcohol use and problems.
Author(s): Wendy S. Slutske, Arielle R. Deutsch, Thomas M. Piasecki
Citation: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(5), 1010-1019
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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The Communities That Care Coalition Model for Improving Community Health through Clinical-Community Partnerships: A Population Health Case Report
Discussion paper featuring a community coalition in rural western Massachusetts focused on supporting youth well-being and reducing youth substance abuse. Describes the initiative and the partners involved, including clinicians and public health. Discusses how the Communities That Care Coalition works within a network of local coalitions, including acting as the prevention arm of the region's Opioid Task Force.
Author(s): Jeanette Voas, Katherine Allen, Ruth Potee
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine
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