ERIC Number: ED344710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Rural Communities: Prevention Resource Guide.
This resource guide represents findings from key government reports and research studies on substance abuse and prevention in rural communities. The initial section presents statistics related to drug and alcohol abuse in rural areas. Alcohol is by far the most widely abused drug in rural areas, whereas cocaine abuse appears to be less prevalent. The second section contains annotated listings of prevention materials for rural communities. The materials include books, journal articles, posters, and brochures of programs and organizations. Each entry provides the following information if available: (1) organization producing the material; (2) format; (3) length; (4) relation to other materials; (5) topic; (6) mode of delivery; (7) target audience; (8) program setting; (9) readability; and (10) availability. The third section contains citations and abstracts of studies, articles, and reports on rural communities. Topics include: (1) the relationship of drug abuse to crime; (2) indicators of rural youth drug abuse; (3) familial factors; (4) prevention programs; (5) sources of drug and alcohol information; (6) drinking and driving; (7) smokeless tobacco use; and (8) Native American youth and alcohol. The final page contains a list of groups, organizations, and programs that deal with the issue of drug and alcohol abuse. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and a contact person are also listed. (KS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.