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Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas.

QuickStats: Drug Overdose Death Rates Among Persons Aged ≥15 Years, by Age Group and Urban-Rural Status — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020
Bar chart showing rural and urban overdose death rates by age group for those aged 15-24, 25-44, 45-64, and 65 and older.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(47), 1503
Date: 11/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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U.S. National and State Estimates of Children Living with Parents Using Substances, 2015– 2019
Estimates of the number and percentage of children whose parents engage in problematic substance use. Presents data by substance type; by child demographic characteristics, including age, race, and urban/rural residence; and by state.
Author(s): Robin Ghertner
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates of Alcohol-Induced Deaths, by Urban-Rural Status — United States, 2000–2020
Line chart showing rural and urban alcohol-induced death rates.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(44), 1425
Date: 11/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Opioid-Related Outcomes Among Individuals with Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Conditions
Provides an overview of a quality measurement framework to improve the prevention and monitoring of opioid-related overdoses and mortality among individuals with co-occurring behavioral health conditions. Identifies existing measures, measure concepts, and recommendations to serve as a starting point for quality measurement. Highlights three essential domains for measurement: equitable access, clinical interventions, and integrated and comprehensive care for concurrent behavioral health conditions.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Quality Forum
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Availability of Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Minoritized Racial/Ethnic Group Areas
Explores the availability of substance use disorder treatment facilities and providers nationwide across ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) categorized by rurality and racial and ethnic composition. Provides data on the straight-line distance to the nearest opioid treatment facility that offers methadone, nearest substance use disorder treatment facility that does not offer methadone, and closest buprenorphine provider by rurality in minoritized and non-minoritized ZCTA.
Author(s): Sophia N. D. Negaro, Gabriel A. Benavidez, Christina M. Andrews, et al.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI) 2022 Resource Guide
Highlights information pertaining to the behavioral health equity for children and adolescents, American Indian and Alaska Native, and LGBTQ+ populations. Discusses workforce issues and trauma-informed care. Features resource papers, presentations, websites, toolkits, and pamphlets.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
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Patient-Level and County-Level Trends in Nonfatal Opioid-Involved Overdose Emergency Medical Services Encounters — 491 Counties, United States, January 2018–March 2022
Reports on trends in rates of EMS encounters for nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses during January 2018–March 2022, based on data from 491 counties in 21 states. Includes trend data by quarter for rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Shannon M. Casillas, Cassandra M. Pickens, Erin K. Stokes, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(34), 1073-1080
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Adaptations and Innovations for Delivering Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines disruptions and adaptations in delivering mental health and substance use treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including benefits and challenges of telehealth adoption. Discusses changes to substance use disorder (SUD) and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment during the pandemic and remaining challenges related to access to remote services.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Association of Methamphetamine and Opioid Use With Nonfatal Overdose in Rural Communities
Study examining the incidence of nonfatal overdoses for people using methamphetamine and opioids alone and together, drawing data from National Rural Opioid Initiative surveys of people who use drugs in rural areas of 10 states. Presents findings related to prevalence of methamphetamine and opioid use, rates of use by race and ethnicity, and implications of the findings for harm reduction programs and treatment programs.
Author(s): P. Todd Korthuis, Ryan R. Cook, Canyon A. Foot, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(8), e2226544
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Trends in Rural and Urban Cigarette Smoking Quit Ratios in the US From 2010 to 2020
Results of a study estimating trends in smoking quit ratios for adults in rural and urban areas from 2010-2020, using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban areas, including quit ratios by age category.
Author(s): Maria A. Parker, Andrea H. Weinberger, Emma M. Eggers, Erik S. Parker, Andrea C. Villanti
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(8)
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 11/23/2022