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Publications in Category: Substance Abuse, in date order.
Montana Lagging in Child Well-being
During the past few years, Montana families and children have experienced a range of positive developments, but these improvements have not changed existing disparity gaps. Montana ranks 24th out of 50 states in child well-being.
This evaluation of Montana''s SPF SIG project on alcohol abuse focuses on data driven analysis of a) outcomes and b) the process or steps in the implementation of community-based strategies and interventions. Ultimately, outcomes are based on a reduction in binge drinking behavior with an emphasis on underage binge drinking and drinking and driving.
Alcohol Taxes, Beverage Prices, Drinking and Traffic Fatalities in Montana
Douglas J. Young, Ph.D.
Alcohol taxes increase beverage prices and thus influence drinking among teens and adults. Higher taxes and prices have the potential to reduce alcohol abuse and traffic fatalities and injuries. This study examines alcohol taxes and beverage prices in Montana in relation to these issues.
Economic Costs of Alcohol-Related Vehicle Crashes in Montana
Five people are injured or killed each day in Montana because of alcohol-related vehicle crashes. These accidents cost Montanans $621,000 per day and more than half a billion dollars per year in medical costs, lost wages, and lost productivity.
The Economic Cost of Alcohol Abuse in Montana
Patrick M. Barkey
On a per capita basis, Montana ranks in the top half of states in alcohol consumption, with the 2003 consumption of 435 beers per adult, higher than all but four other states nationwide. This article summarizes a Bureau study, which found that alcohol abuse costs the Montana economy more than a half billion dollars per year in medical costs, lost wages, and productivity.
Substance Abuse - Montana Rates Higher Than National Rates
Thale Dillon, Julie Ehlers, and Daphne Herling
Data show Montana youth drinking, using tobacco and illegal drugs, and drinking and driving at higher rates than the rest of the country. The two most prevalent substance abuse activities among Montana youth are binge drinking and smoking marijuana. While Montana youth aren't smoking cigarettes at a significantly higher rate than the rest of the country, smokeless tobacco use among all 8th, 10th and 12th graders is 7 percentage points higher than the national average. The authors report these and other finding from the 2007 Montana Kids Count such as family characteristics and demographics, social and economic status, health care and other factors affecting Montana children.
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