Chugiak, AK Profile
Chugiak, AK, population 7,665.
Chugiak Gender Information
Males in Chugiak: 3,922 (51.17 %)
Females in Chugiak: 3,743 (48.83 %)
As % of Population in Chugiak
Race Diversity in Chugiak, AK
White: 6,685 (87.21 %)
African American: 71 (0.93 %)
Hispanic/Latino: 222 (2.90 %)
Asian: 70 (0.91 %)
American Indian/Alaska Native: 329 (4.29 %)
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 16 (0.21 %)
Other: 73 (0.95 %)
As % of Population in Chugiak
Age Diversity in Chugiak, AK
Median Age in Chugiak: 36.3
Chugiak People age 0 to 4: 490 (6.39 %)
Chugiak People age 5 to 9: 618 (8.06 %)
Chugiak People age 10 to 14: 781 (10.19 %)
Chugiak People age 15 to 19: 662 (8.64 %)
Chugiak People age 20 to 24: 304 (3.97 %)
Chugiak People age 25 to 34: 810 (10.57 %)
Chugiak People age 35 to 44: 1,657 (21.62 %)
Chugiak People age 45 to 54: 1,443 (18.83 %)
Chugiak People age 55 to 59: 357 (4.66 %)
Chugiak People age 60 to 64: 182 (2.37 %)
Chugiak People age 65 to 74: 223 (2.91 %)
Chugiak People age 75 to 84: 106 (1.38 %)
Chugiak People age 85 plus: 32 (0.42 %)
Economics in Chugiak, AK
Chugiak Household Average Size: 2.91 people
Chugiak Median Household Income: $74,471.00
Chugiak Average Income Per Member of Household: $25,591.41
Nearby Towns & Cities to Chugiak
Knik Fairview 11.40 Miles
Wasilla 11.66 Miles
Knik River 12.24 Miles
Lakes 12.74 Miles
Palmer 14.18 Miles
Tanaina 14.28 Miles
Meadow Lakes 15.40 Miles
Farm Loop 15.41 Miles
Lazy Mountain 16.82 Miles
Fishhook 17.67 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Chugiak (Population 100,000+)
Anchorage 21.49 Miles
When opium was prohibited in the U.S.A. it was legal in Mexico. Social agents who commercialised it were criminals on one side of the border and legitimate traders on the other. The circle was completed when Mexico adopted similar laws. A new social category was born: the drug trafficker. Alcohol prohibition in the U.S.A. (1920-1933) and the greater demand for alcohol compared to opiates, marijuana and cocaine, made alcohol smuggling much more profitable. Bootleggers were, by far, a larger, wealthier and more powerful group. In Chicago, Al Capone, a cocaine user himself, and his group of outlaws became the prototype of the gangster, the entrepreneur of the underworld. He made investments in legal business and financial contributions to political campaigns. He bought policemen and politicians. He became a legend. In Mexico, known and famous drug traffickers in the thirties such as Enrique Fernández, from Ciudad Juárez, were soon compared to Capone by the press. Interim governor (1929-1930) from Chihuahua, Luis León (Secretary of Agriculture under Calles government, and of Industry and Commerce under Ortíz Rubio) helped him get out of the Islas Marías prison. Some said Fernández had made pacts with politicians. Shootings among traffickers were Chicago style. The discourse on drug trafficking resembled that used during the alcohol prohibition.
Know the law. It is illegal to buy or sell club drugs, like GHB. It is also a federal crime to use any controlled substance to aid in a sexual assault. Get the facts. Despite what you may have heard, club drugs, like GHB, can be addictive. Know the risks. Mixing club drugs, like GHB, together or with alcohol is extremely dangerous. The effects of one drug can magnify the effects and risks of another. In fact, mixing substances can be lethal.
20.4% of college students who consumed alcohol drank on 10 or more occasion in the past 30 days.
Heroin overdose takes the lives of many users each year. It is not a surprise that those who abuse heroin are at an increased risk of death. Their excess mortality rate ranges between six to twenty times their peers who are of the same age and gender and have not abused heroin. The causes of this excess mortality are manifold, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and violence. Despite the HIV pandemic among injecting drug users, deaths attributed to overdose remain a major cause of mortality for heroin users, and in many countries is the leading cause of death. Typically, males are the most predominant casualties of a heroin overdose. With around 80% of heroin overdose deaths reported being male.
Dependence is the compulsive use of a substance despite negative consequences which can be severe; drug dependence is simply excessive use of a drug or use of a drug for purposes for which it was not medically intended. Physical dependence on a substance (needing a drug to function) is not necessary or sufficient to define addiction. There are some substances that don't cause addiction but do cause physical dependence (for example, some blood pressure medications) and substances that cause addiction but not classic physical dependence (cocaine withdrawal, for example, it does not have symptoms like vomiting and chills; it is mainly characterized by depression).
Abstinence is the act or practice of refraining from indulging a desire. The type of abstinence we are referring to here is abstinence from drugs and alcohol. This term has two connotations when it comes to abstaining from drugs. The first refers to drug or alcohol treatment programs that aim to help an individual stop using drugs or alcohol for the rest of their lives. The time abstinence is also used in drug education and prevention. It refers to trying to stop children from ever using drugs.
An effective therapeutic community attends to the many needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use. Care given at a therapeutic community addresses the individual's drug use and associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems. Also, a therapeutic community will continue to be flexible and provide ongoing assessments of the individual's needs, which may change during the course of care.
Remaining in care at a therapeutic community for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. The time depends on an individual's needs. For most people, the significant improvement is reached at about 3 months in treatment.
Addiction treatment is needed when an individual finds that they have developed a drug or alcohol addiction which they are not able to successful end on their own. With the help of addiction treatment, addicted individual can get help to control their drug taking behavior and live happy and successful lives. There are several addiction treatment options available for drug and alcohol addiction. Some of these options include self-help groups, counseling, drug rehabilitation programs (in and out-patient), and residential treatment facilities. Each of these differ
in their aims and outcomes and elements of these addiction treatment options are often
An addict is an individual who has a compulsive urge to use drugs, to the point where they feel they have no effective choice but to continue use. An addict will continue their self destructive behaviors in order to feel good or to avoid
feeling bad. It can dominate their mind, and keep them coming back for more. The addiction can be
different for each addict, depending on their vice and the kind of person they
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