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Resources by Topic: Alcohol use

Impact of a Community Popular Opinion Leader Intervention Among African American Adults in a Southeastern United States Community
Analyzes the impact of a community popular opinion leader (C-POL) intervention targeting alcohol-using social networks in southeast rural Louisiana. Includes a comparison of pre- and post-test data by demographics, such as education level, relationship status, and sexual risk behaviors including condom use, alcohol use, and HIV status.
Author(s): Katherine P. Theall, Julia Fleckman, Marni Jacobs
Citation: AIDS Education and Prevention, 27(3), 275-287
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
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Non-communicable Diseases and Preventive Health Behaviors: A Comparison of Hispanics Nationally and Those Living Along the US-Mexico Border
Reports on a study that compared preventive healthy behaviors of Hispanics in the U.S. and Hispanics living in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Healthy behaviors included physical activity, diets of fruits and vegetables, avoiding heavy alcohol use, and being a non-smoker.
Author(s): Belinda M. Reininger, Jing Wang, Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 2015(15), 564
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
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Ethnic Differences in Associations Among Popularity, Likability, and Trajectories of Adolescents' Alcohol Use and Frequency
Highlights a study on alcohol use as it is related to social popularity by minority adolescents in rural communities. Breaks down data by grade level and frequency of use, among other factors.
Author(s): Sophia Choukas-Bradley, Matteo Giletta, Enrique W. Neblett, Mitchell J. Prinstein
Citation: Child Development, 86(2), 519-535
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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Health in Rural Missouri: Women's Health
Provides information and statistics on the health status of women, maternal health, mental health, substance use during pregnancy, and intimate partner violence by rurality in Missouri. Covers cancer rates at the county-level and issues for the elderly and aging.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Off-Premise Alcohol Outlets On and Around Tribal Land: Risks for Rural California Indian Youth
Examines access and exposure to alcohol both on and located close to reservation lands in rural American Indian youth of the 9 tribes in California.
Author(s): Juliet P. Lee, Roland S. Moore, Jennifer Roberts, et al.
Citation: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 14(1), 59-78
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and HIV Risk Behaviors among Rural American Indian/Alaska Native Women
Seeks to inform HIV intervention and prevention activities by examining how post-traumatic stress disorder, binge drinking, and HIV sexual risk behavior relate to one another among Native American women.
Author(s): Cynthia R. Pearson, Debra Kaysen, Annie Belcourt, et al.
Citation: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 22(3), 1-20
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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METelemedicine: A Pilot Study With Rural Alcohol Users on Community Supervision
Describes a study of 127 alcohol users from 4 rural counties in Appalachian Kentucky who underwent several intervention sessions using motivational enhancement therapy via telemedicine (METelemedicine). Discusses the use of METelemedicine as a means of increasing access to treatment for rural alcohol users. Analyzes results at the 3 month follow-up from initial screening.
Author(s): Michele Staton-Tindall, Jennifer R. Havens, J. Matthew Webster, Carl Leukefeld
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(4), 422-432
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
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Feasibility of a Community Intervention for the Prevention of Suicide and Alcohol Abuse with Yup'ik Alaska Native Youth: The Elluam Tungiinun and Yupiucimta Asvairtuumallerkaa Studies
Evaluates the viability of a community intervention model to prevent suicide and alcohol abuse within the youth population of two remote Alaska Native communities. Compares the implementation strategies and the available resources within the two settings, and discusses the differences in outcomes.
Author(s): Gerald V. Mohatt, Carlotta Ching Ting Fok, David Henry, People Awakening Team, James Allen
Citation: American Journal of Community Psychology, 54(1-2), 153-169
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Predictors of Heavy Episodic Drinking and Weekly Drunkenness among Immigrant Latinos in North Carolina
Analyzes the elements linked with excessive drinking among the rural immigrant Latino male population in North Carolina.
Author(s): Jason Daniel-Ulloa, Beth A. Reboussin, Paul A. Gilbert, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Men's Health, 8(4), 339-348
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
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Suicide Among Young Alaska Native Men: Community Risk Factors and Alcohol Control
Results of a study examining the variation in suicide rates among rural Alaskan Native men.
Author(s): Matthew Berman
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 104(Suppl 3), S329-S335
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
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