Journal article

Icelandic Prevention Model for Rural Youth: A Feasibility Study in Central Appalachia.

Alfgeir L Kristjansson, Stephen M Davis, Jessica Coffman, Rosalina Mills

Health Promot Pract | SAGE Publications | Published : 2021


The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of implementing the Icelandic model for Primary Substance Use Prevention (IPM) in rural Central Appalachia. Guided by the IPM's theoretical framework, 26 stakeholders from a single county in West Virginia were purposefully recruited during the spring of 2019 and divided into four focus groups. Interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim and analyzed into themes based on IPM premises. Focus group material produced seven themes: Drug use overall, Drug treatment and other service needs, Poverty, Parenting/Caregiver practices, Transportation, Downtime/Leisure time activities, and Opportunities for solutions. General support was found ..

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