Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas.
Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities
Reviews the barriers to mental and substance use disorder
treatment and services in rural communities. Presents ways
telehealth can address these barriers and discusses the
challenges in implementing telehealth services in rural
areas. Addresses differences in state policies for
telemedicine coverage through private insurance.
Citation: SAMHSA In Brief, 9(2) Date: 2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
Syringe Service Programs for Persons Who Inject Drugs in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas - United States, 2013
Describes characteristics of syringe service programs in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Includes information on program size, number of syringes exchanged, total funding, and whether public funding supports the program. Discusses the increase in opiate overdoses and prescription opiate use in rural areas and concerns related to the availability of syringe exchange programs in these areas.
Author(s): Don C. Des Jarlais, Ann Nugent, Alisa Solberg, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 64(48), 1337-41 Date: 12/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Neonatal and Maternal Hospital Stays Related to Substance Use, 2006-2012
Examines newborn and maternal inpatient hospital stays associated with substance use, based on data from 38 states. Table 2 provides data by location of patient residence for rural and urban locations.
Author(s): Kathryn R. Fingar, Carol Stocks, Audrey J. Weiss, Pamela L. Owens Date: 07/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details