TITLE

SOCIAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF DRUG USE: A CASE STUDY OF RURAL YOUTH IN MISSOURI

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, Jr., Ronald D.; Barnes, Jeremy T.; Leoni, Edward
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Substance use and abuse among rural youth represents a significant public health concern throughout the United States. Unfortunately, many rural communities have a limited health education workforce; therefore, conducting appropriate needs assessment strategies in youth drug use is difficult. This study details a social and epidemiological needs assessment in two rural counties that experienced high rates of youth drug use. The assessment revealed unique insights in to the social ecological influences of drug use among youth in the rural communities.
ACCESSION #
67311179

 

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