Topics: Substance use and misuse

For more information and resources, see RHIhub’s Substance Use and Misuse topic guide and Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis topic guide.

Pennsylvania Mobile Team Addresses Substance Use Disorders


In Pennsylvania, more people are dying from drug overdose than from car accidents. The FORHP-funded Addiction Recovery Mobile Outreach Team (ARMOT) program works to educate medical staff on addiction and recovery and to support patients as they navigate the recovery process.

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November 16, 2016

The Opioid Epidemic: Rural Organizations Fight Back

Naloxone


The initial shock of the opioid epidemic is settling, and rural communities have identified several avenues to combat opioid addiction. Rural organizations are implementing innovative solutions to shrink the number of opioid overdoses, and many are finding that great success requires teamwork.

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June 13, 2016

Smokers Butt Out in Iowa County

Taylor Still


High schoolers in Iowa’s Ringgold County successfully campaigned to ban smoking from public parks, bringing new awareness to the prevalence of tobacco use there.

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November 19, 2012

Stories of PTSD

Brief accounts from two veterans dealing with PTSD.

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February 14, 2012