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Resources by Topic: Substance use and misuse

Facing Disproportionate Danger, Rural Communities Take a Grassroots Approach to Road Safety
Discusses rural traffic risks. Features programs in rural communities focused on seat belt use, car seat safety, and addressing impaired and distracted driving.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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San Luis Valley Hospital Delivers When Families Need Obstetric Care
Podcast episode describing challenges with offering obstetric care in rural Colorado. Discusses services offered, cross-training, behavioral health and substance use, and social determinants of health. Offers strategies for other hospitals offering maternal healthcare. Transcript is below the audio player.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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How Do People Who Use Opioids Express Their Qualities and Capacities? An Assessment of Attitudes, Behaviors, and Opportunities
Evaluates perceived strengths among 46 people who nonmedically use opioids and other drugs in rural southern Illinois and New York City. Highlights situational factors affecting urban and rural people who use drugs, describes the impact of stigma on quality of life and access to substance use treatment, and discusses strengths-based treatment models.
Author(s): Jerel M. Ezell, Mai T. Pho, Elinor Simek, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 79
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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The Relationship Between Felt Stigma and Non-Fatal Overdose among Rural People Who Use Drugs
Analyzes associations between felt stigma and recent non-fatal overdose among 2,608 rural people who use opioids from January 2018 to March 2020. Discusses factors influencing stigma in rural areas and describes interventions which reduce stigma-related barriers to treatment and overdose prevention.
Author(s): Adams L. Sibley, Emma Klein, Hannah L.F. Cooper, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 77
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Text And Telephone Screening And Referral Improved Detection And Treatment Of Maternal Mental Health Conditions
Evaluates a text and telephone screening program against in-person screening practices to determine effectiveness in improving screening rates, identification of a disorder, and treatment rates for perinatal mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and intimate partner violence. Includes analysis of rurality.
Author(s): Constance Guille, Courtney King, Kathryn King, et al.
Citation: Health Affairs, 43(4)
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Telehealth Use and Health Equity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Updated Systematic Review
Systematic review investigating the impact of telehealth use on health equity for patients with mental health conditions and substance use disorders during COVID-19. Discusses findings in light of previous research. Includes rurality as a demographic group assessed.
Author(s): J. Priyanka Vakkalanka, Khyathi Gadag, Lauren Lavin, et al.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Telehealth Research Center
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Motivation and Context of Concurrent Stimulant and Opioid Use Among Persons Who Use Drugs in the Rural United States: A Multi-Site Qualitative Inquiry
Explores the motivation and context of stimulant and opioid use in rural America among persons who use drugs (PWUD). Utilizes participant interviews to discuss general substance use, injection drug use, changes in drug use, harm reduction practices, and more.
Author(s): R. J. Fredericksen, R. Baker, A. Sibley, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 74
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Exploring the Demographic and Professional Characteristics of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners Associated With Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment: A Retrospective Observational Study
Examines the factors that impact the likelihood of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. Utilizes license renewal data to observe MAT treatment by primary care providers, with breakdowns according to age group, sex, race, medical specialty and setting, Medicaid and/or sliding fee use, and rurality.
Author(s): Hannah L. Maxey, Sierra X. Vaughn, Analise Dickinson, Robin Newhouse
Citation: INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Drug Overdose Deaths: South Carolina, 2022
Reports drug overdose deaths for South Carolina in 2022 using state vital statistics data. Includes statistics on the demographics of drug-related mortality, unintentional and intentional deaths, drug categories, and selected drugs. Includes county-by-county tables and maps showing totals, rates, and change over time.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
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Home Cooked: A 50-Year History of Meth in America
Podcast series presents a discussion on the history of the use, production, and proliferation of methamphetamine in the U.S. The 5-episode series explores how the social perception of meth in America compares with the reality of its use throughout the 20th and 21st centuries and how this has affected rural communities.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Rural Assembly, The Daily Yonder
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