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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.

Teens Linked to Care Toolkit
A toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for developing prevention programs addressing substance use and sexual risk for youth in rural communities. Includes information on program planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability as well as two case studies from the pilot program using either a school-based or community-based model.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Community Member Perspectives on Adapting the Cascade of Care for Opioid Use Disorder for a Tribal Nation in the United States
Explores the potential efficacy of the Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Cascade of Care model for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Bases conclusion on interviews with clinicians, peer support specialists, cultural practitioners, and others familiar with OUD treatment for Anishinaabe people in rural Minnesota. Breaks down data by age, sex, and employment type.
Author(s): Frank Johnson Jr, Amy RedCloud, Jennifer Mootz, et al.
Citation: Addiction, 118(8), 1540-1548
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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RCORP - Implementation IV Grantee Directory: 2022 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 65 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Implementation grant program for 2022. Projects focus on strengthening and expanding substance use disorder/opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery service delivery.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
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RCORP - Behavioral Healthcare Support Grantee Directory: 2022 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 58 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Behavioral Health Care Support grant program for 2022. Projects focus on improving access to and quality of substance use disorder and other behavioral healthcare services in rural communities.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
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RCORP - Psychostimulant Support II Grantee Directory: 2022 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 29 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Psychostimulant Support grant program for 2022. Projects focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery for rural residents who misuse psychostimulants, such as methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, as well as prescription stimulants.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
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Review of Four CARA Programs and Preparing for Future Evaluations
Report highlights a review of four programs funded through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) aimed at expanding access to overdose prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder. Explores the impact of the programs on their communities and makes recommendations for policy makers. Discusses challenges and program adaptations for rural communities.
Additional links: Read Online, Report Highlights
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Improving Access - NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Telehealth and Virtual Care Meeting Series
Highlights the proceedings of a meeting discussing the use of telehealth and virtual care to treat substance use disorder (SUD). Explores the effect the COVID-19 pandemic on telehealth regulation and reimbursement. Features considerations for rural communities.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine
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RCORP - Medication Assisted Treatment Access Grantee Directory: 2022 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 11 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Medication-Assisted Treatment (RCORP-MAT) Access grant program for 2022. Projects focus on establishing new MAT access points and increasing capacity for the provision of sustainable MAT services.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
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Spatiotemporal Trends in Three Smoothed Overdose Death Rates in US Counties, 2012–2020
Provides county-level U.S. maps depicting spatiotemporal patterns of synthetic opioid, any opioid, and psychostimulant overdose death rates from 2012 to 2020 and discusses overdose trends and potential response.
Author(s): McKinley E. Saunders, Jamie L. Humphrey, Barrot H. Lambdin
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use
Explores the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on mental health and substance use. Tracks rates of anxiety and depression, as well as substance use, from before and after the pandemic. Breaks down data by age, race, and rurality, among other measures.
Author(s): Nirmita Panchal, Heather Saunders, Robin Rudowitz, Cynthia Cox
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Last Updated: 9/5/2023