Geography and Substance Use 1: Substance Use Behaviors

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 2:40 PM / 4:20 PM (MDT)
Room: Grand Ballroom C, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Jeremy Mennis, Andreea Ambrus, Kathleen Stewart
Chairs: Jeremy Mennis


Addiction to tobacco, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs represents one of the largest threats to public health worldwide. The United States is no exception, where marijuana use is on the rise and the nation faces a rapidly accelerating crisis concerning addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that can alter cognitive functioning, mood, and behavior, with negative effects on multiple health outcomes. This session brings together researchers who are interested in geographic topics relating to substance use and addiction.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Evan De Joya*, University of Miami, Hikabasa Halwiindi, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Dept. of Public Health, Diana S Grigsby-Toussaint, University of Illinois Division of Nutritional Sciences, Imelda K Moise, University of Miami Department of Geography and Regional Studies, Millie Chokshi, University of Miami, Assessing Alcohol Use, Sleep, and Anxiety During Pregnancy Among Women Attending Antenatal Care in Zambia: A Pilot Study 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Julia McQuoid*, University of California, San Francisco, Pamlela Ling, University of California, San Francisco, Johannes Thrul, Johns Hopkins University, Everyday smoking contexts and practices among bisexual young adults: A geographic momentary assessment – interview mixed method 20 3:00 PM
Presenter Michael Mason*, , The Social Geography of Urban Adolescents’ Substance Use and Mental Health: A Longitudinal Comparative Case Study 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Andreea Ambrus*, Temple University, Jeremy Mennis, Temple University, Michael Masson, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Spatiotemporal Trends of Neighborhood Disorder on Substance Use among Young Urban Adolescents 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Jeremy Mennis*, Temple University, Michael Mason, University of Tennessee, Andreea Mennis, Temple University, The Social and Environmental Contexts of Mental Health and Substance Use among Adolescents 20 4:00 PM

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