Drug abuse in rural America.
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Rockville, Md, Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Drug abuse -- United States.,
  • Rural population -- Drug use.,
  • Drug abuse surveys -- United States.

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Edition Notes

SeriesTreatment research report, DHHS publication ;, no. (ADM) 81-1050
ContributionsCisin, Ira H., National Institute on Drug Abuse., George Washington University. Social Research Group., Response Analysis Corporation.
LC ClassificationsHV5825 .H27
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 34 p. :
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3921111M
LC Control Number81602441

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Rural young adults living in rural-large areas have higher rates of substance abuse than their urban peers; those living in the most rural areas have nearly twice Cited by: BOOK EXCERPT: Examines the nature and extent of the drug crisis in rural parts of America. Focuses on the prevalence of substance abuse, its relationship with crime, and the effectiveness of program efforts to prevent or treat rural substance abuse. Determines what data exists on these issues, collects the data, examines it and interprets the data. Drug and alcohol use by youth in rural America: an introduction / Ruth W. Edwards --Drug use in rural communities: an epidemiology / Victoria J. Peters, E.R. Oetting --The use of alcohol, marijuana, and hard drugs by rural adolescents: a review of recent research / Joseph F. Donnermeyer --Drug use patterns among American Indian and Alaskan. is higher in rural America. The report makes it clear that rural America is not immune to “city” problems, but that rural people and places face unique challenges. Despite some dire statistics, this report offers hope for rural communities struggling with an epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse that one person quoted in this report calls.

  A recent poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that opioid and other drug abuse is the top health concern for rural . In particular, abuse of methamphetamines is the number one drug problem in most rural communities. Adults in rural areas also have higher rates of tobacco use, alcohol use and addiction to heroin and prescription drugs. There are a number of factors contributing to the .   The percentage of people with drug use disorders among those reporting past-year illicit drug use were similar in rural and urban areas. Additional findings from the CDC study: In , drug overdose death rates for urban areas were higher than in rural areas ( per , population versus per ,).   A study conducted in found that alcohol abuse exceeded illicit drug abuse in rural areas, and that it has been particularly prevalent among rural youth. They also found that the risk of early onset alcoholism is exacerbated by parental absence, a growing problem in rural America.

  Washington DC — Opioids and drug abuse and addiction, along with local jobs and the economy, are the top issues facing rural Americans, according to a . ABSTRACT: Purpose: Addressing substance abuse in rural America requires extending our understanding beyond urban‐rural comparisons to how substance abuse varies across rural communities of different sizes. We address this gap by examining substance abuse prevalence across 4 geographic levels, focusing on youth (age 12‐17 years) and young adults (age 18‐25 years). Get this from a library! Drug abuse in rural America.. [Adele Harrell; Ira H Cisin; National Institute on Drug Abuse.; George Washington University. Social Research Group.; Response Analysis Corporation.;]. AIDS and Drug Abuse in Rural America Policy Practice and Research Briefs. Elizabeth Steel. Elizabeth Steel, MSW Steel has worked in the health and human services arena since She has designed, developed, and administered a variety of programs, including hospital‐ and community‐based services for people with mental and physical.