Perceptions of rural addictions and related HIV

Carl G. Leukefeld, Theodore Godlaski

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Rural addictions and related HIV behaviors, including drug use and sexual behaviors, have received limited attention in United States rural areas when compared with urban areas. However, prevalence rates are similar for alcohol and tobacco in rural and urban United States areas. The perception of policymakers and others is generally that drug use and HIV are urban problems, and resources are more likely to be directed to urban areas than rural areas. A major trend for the future is the continued expectation of limited resources for rural areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997


  • Addiction
  • HIV
  • Rural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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