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NCJ Number: 165284 Find in a Library
Title: Perceptions of Rural Addictions and Related HIV
Journal: Substance Use and Misuse  Volume:32  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1997)  Pages:83-88
Author(s): C G Leukefeld; T Godlaski
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Rural drug addiction and related HIV behavior, including drug use and sexual behavior, have received limited attention in rural areas of the United States compared to urban areas.
Abstract: Even with the limited attention, data indicate that prevalence rates are similar for alcohol and tobacco in rural and urban areas. Further, perceptions of policymakers and others are that drug use and HIV are primarily urban problems and that more resources should be directed to urban areas than to rural areas. As the proportion of older rural residents continues to increase, expertise will be needed to provide services for older Americans. Survey data indicate that rural residents often do not seek treatment for drug addiction, that rural residents self-report a high level of heated arguments related to drug use, and that additional treatment interventions should target rural drug and alcohol users. Nonetheless, a major trend for the future is the continued expectation of limited resources for rural areas. 14 references
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV transmission; Alcohol abuse; Drug dependence; Drug use; Rural area studies; Rural urban comparisons; Sexual behavior; Tobacco use
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