The relation of rural alcoholism to farm economy

Hudson H. Hsieh, Shih-Chuan Cheng, Arun Sharma, Richard A. Sanders, Charles Thiessen

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Abstract

Several studies have suggested an association between the farm crisis of the 1980's and the increase in mental health problems in rural America. A stress hypothesis for alcoholism would indeed predict such an association. The study presented herein examines the rate of new referrals for treatment of alcohol abuse and/or dependence to state-funded agencies in Nebraska. Between mid-1978 and mid-1986, the rate of subjects seeking treatment grew steadily, paralleling an increase in both population and available treatment programs. Yet, the total number of farmers seeking treatment peaded around 1982 and declined steadily thereafter, outpacing any change in the total number of farmers in the state. Possible interpretations of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-347
Number of pages7
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1989

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Hsieh, H. H., Cheng, S-C., Sharma, A., Sanders, R. A., & Thiessen, C. (1989). The relation of rural alcoholism to farm economy. Community Mental Health Journal, 25(4), 341-347. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00755680

The relation of rural alcoholism to farm economy. / Hsieh, Hudson H.; Cheng, Shih-Chuan; Sharma, Arun; Sanders, Richard A.; Thiessen, Charles.

In: Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, 12.1989, p. 341-347.

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Hsieh, HH, Cheng, S-C, Sharma, A, Sanders, RA & Thiessen, C 1989, 'The relation of rural alcoholism to farm economy', Community Mental Health Journal, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 341-347. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00755680
Hsieh, Hudson H. ; Cheng, Shih-Chuan ; Sharma, Arun ; Sanders, Richard A. ; Thiessen, Charles. / The relation of rural alcoholism to farm economy. In: Community Mental Health Journal. 1989 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 341-347.
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