Social Strains in Rural and Urban America and Associated Drug Use
21.8 million people in the United States have used or abused some form of substance in the past year. It is a growing concern, especially in rural areas. Urban individuals are only 4 percent more likely to engage in substance abuse then their rural counterparts. Drugs are no longer solely the concern of urban areas. They are abused throughout every region in the United States. Rural populations of the United States account for more than any single minority population. Rural areas have been mostly ignored. They should be looked at independently and comprehensively in the context of growing problems. ...
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