Substance Use and Abuse in Rural America
This book provides a summary and background of the current state of rural mental health and special consideration in working with rural populations. Chapters discuss some of the major models of service delivery that have been developed to address specific challenges faced in the delivery of quality mental health services. Finally, the book examines specific considerations and best practices for working with distinct subgroups in rural areas, ranging from minority groups to veterans. The book concludes with a discussion on the next steps in advancing the mental health of rural groups. This chapter on Substance Use and Abuse in Rural America looks at the prevalence of substance use and abuse in rural areas compared with urban, efforts to prevent substance use and abuse, treatment availability and accessibility, and continuing care and long-term support for abstinence. It also presents models of service delivery that address resource limitations common to rural areas.
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New York, NY
Lenardson, J. D., Hartley, D., Gale, J., & Pearson, K. B. (2014). Substance use and abuse in rural America. In J. C. Warren & K. B. Smiley (Eds.), Rural public health: Best practices and preventive models (pp. 95-114). New York: Springer Publishing Company.