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Resources by Topic: Illicit drug use

Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use in a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescents: Evidence of Greater Use Among Rural Adolescents
Analyzes a sample of adolescents aged 12 to 17 to determine if rural residence is linked with nonmedical prescription drug use and the factors related to nonmedical prescription drug use.
Author(s): Jennifer R. Havens, April M. Young, Christopher E. Havens
Citation: JAMA Pediatrics, 165(3), 250-255
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
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The Current Status of the Methamphetamine Epidemic
Offers an analysis of data from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and describes trends affecting rural communities.
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carnevale Associates
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Distance Traveled and Cross-state Commuting to Opioid Treatment Programs in the United States
Presents a study on commuting distance of patients in opioid treatment programs (OTP). Analyzes data collected from 23,141 methadone patients enrolled in 84 OTP centers across the U.S. from 2005-2009.
Author(s): Andrew Rosenblum, Charles M. Cleland, Chunki Fong, et al.
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2011, 948789
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Use in Appalachian Kentucky: A Survey of Rural Health Department Clients
Analysis of demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data from patients screened for hepatitis B and hepatitis C at four health departments in rural Kentucky in 2006-2007. Includes statistical breakdowns by sex, age group, education, employment, marital status, government assistance, insurance, and various risk factors linked to drug use and sexual activity.
Author(s): W. Jay Christian, Claudia Hopenhayn, Amy Christian, Deana McIntosh, Alvaro Koch
Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(1)
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
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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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CLOUD (Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers)
Searchable library of curated, evidence-based resources on opioids and the opioid crisis. Includes documents and reports, legislation, videos, and websites on topics such as addiction treatment, harm reduction, prevention, recovery, and pain management. Provides information targeted to policymakers and community leaders; payers and providers; and patients and caregivers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Evidence-based Policy
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Massachusetts Current Opioid Statistics
Features quarterly data on opioid-related overdose deaths, prescription monitoring, and opioid-related emergency services data for Massachusetts. Includes county-level data.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services
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A Dose of Reality about Opioids: Find Naloxone
An interactive map identifying the location and contact information for pharmacies that carry the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone within the state of New Mexico.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organizations: New Mexico Human Services Department Behavioral Health Services Division, Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP)
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Among Newborn Hospitalizations: Rate by Patient Location
Chart showing the rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) per 1,000 newborn hospitalizations by patient location. Includes four metropolitan levels and rural areas, with national and state-level data available for 2009-2016.
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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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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