Douglas, AK Profile
Douglas, AK, population 2,087.
Douglas Gender Information
Males in Douglas: 1,004 (48.11 %)
Females in Douglas: 1,083 (51.89 %)
As % of Population in Douglas
Race Diversity in Douglas, AK
White: 1,628 (78.01 %)
African American: 31 (1.49 %)
Hispanic/Latino: 75 (3.59 %)
Asian: 31 (1.49 %)
American Indian/Alaska Native: 224 (10.73 %)
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3 (0.14 %)
Other: 16 (0.77 %)
As % of Population in Douglas
Age Diversity in Douglas, AK
Median Age in Douglas: 35.4
Douglas People age 0 to 4: 131 (6.28 %)
Douglas People age 5 to 9: 158 (7.57 %)
Douglas People age 10 to 14: 142 (6.80 %)
Douglas People age 15 to 19: 128 (6.13 %)
Douglas People age 20 to 24: 136 (6.52 %)
Douglas People age 25 to 34: 334 (16.00 %)
Douglas People age 35 to 44: 394 (18.88 %)
Douglas People age 45 to 54: 366 (17.54 %)
Douglas People age 55 to 59: 94 (4.50 %)
Douglas People age 60 to 64: 70 (3.35 %)
Douglas People age 65 to 74: 70 (3.35 %)
Douglas People age 75 to 84: 56 (2.68 %)
Douglas People age 85 plus: 8 (0.38 %)
Economics in Douglas, AK
Douglas Household Average Size: 2.25 people
Douglas Median Household Income: $51,618.00
Douglas Average Income Per Member of Household: $22,941.33
Nearby Towns & Cities to Douglas
Juneau 6.69 Miles
Cube Cove 26.04 Miles
Excursion Inlet 37.75 Miles
Hoonah 39.37 Miles
Whitestone Logging Camp 40.31 Miles
Game Creek 43.16 Miles
Tenakee Springs 45.49 Miles
Gustavus 49.73 Miles
Angoon 54.05 Miles
Hobart Bay 67.74 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Douglas (Population 100,000+)
Today's report, "Seasonality of Youth's First-Time Use of Marijuana, Cigarettes or Alcohol," from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows a 40 percent increase in first-time youth marijuana use during June and July, compared to the rest of the year. Each day in June and July an average of 6,300 youth try marijuana for the first time. The number of new underage drinkers and cigarette smokers also jumps during the summer months.
Acute intoxication (overdose) is characterized by euphoria, flushing, itching (particularly with morphine), miosis, drowsiness, decreased respiratory rate and depth, hypotension, bradycardia, and decreased body temperature.
As alcohol is eliminated from the body, symptoms and signs of alcohol withdrawal appear in direct relation to the decreasing amounts. Many alcoholics require a drink in the morning to "steady the nerves" and calm their anxiety. The following are some of the more common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal: anxiety, agitation, restlessness, insomnia, feeling shaky inside, loss of appetite, nausea, changes in sensory perception (skin feels itchy, ordinary sounds seem louder than usual, average light seems startlingly bright), headache, and heart palpitations. Common physical signs include vomiting, sweating, increase in heart rate, increase in blood pressure, tremor (shakiness of hands and sometimes face, eyelids, and tongue), and seizures. In a more severe case of withdrawal, the above symptoms and signs become more intense. The person may have hallucinations (feeling, hearing, or seeing things that are not there) and become confused and disoriented. This most severe phase of withdrawal is called delirium tremens. After a person stops drinking, the more common and milder symptoms usually peak twelve to twenty-four hours later and for the most part disappear after forty-eight hours. More severe withdrawal symptoms usually peak seventy-two to ninety-six hours after the person stops drinking, and are potentially, though rarely, life-threatening. Fewer than 5 percent of people withdrawing from alcohol develop a severe reaction. With appropriate drug treatment, even fewer develop a major withdrawal reaction. Under ideal circumstances, for example, under close monitoring in a hospital, there should be almost no deaths from withdrawal syndrome on its own.
Heroin traffic is heavy worldwide, with the biggest producer being Afghanistan. According to U.N. sponsored survey, as of 2004, Afghanistan accounted for production of 87 percent of the world's heroin.
Alcoholism, also known as "alcohol dependence," is a condition that includes craving and continued alcohol abuse despite repeated drinking-related problems, such as losing a job or getting into trouble with the law. It includes four major areas:Craving: - A strong need, or compulsion, to drink. Impaired control: -The inability to limit one's drinking on any given occasion. Physical dependence: -Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety, when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking. Tolerance: - The need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to feel its effects.
Detox is necessary when an individual through their chronic use of drugs or alcohol has developed an addiction. The objective of detox is to help the individual achieve a drug and alcohol free state. Detox is intended to relieve the physical symptoms of withdrawal and helps prepare the individual for entry into drug rehabilitation. Therefore, the ultimate goal of detox is preparation for long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Drug addiction is a pattern of repeated drug taking that usually results in tolerance (the need for greater amounts of the drug to achieve the same effect), withdrawal (physical and cognitive effects when drug use declines or stops), and compulsive drug taking behavior (drug taking that persists despite efforts to reduce intake and despite problems with family, friends, and work). Drug addiction encompasses a diverse range of drugs (such as alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, and cocaine) and is caused by many different factors.
Drug abuse is defined as the chronic or habitual use of any chemical substance to alter states of body or mind for other than medically warranted purposes. Drug abuse is a problem which has an effect on people of all income levels,
ages, and stations in life. Quite often the last person to see that there is a
problem is the drug abuser them self. Every year, more and more people become
drug addicts in their pursuit to get "high".
A drug overdose occurs when you consume more drugs than your body can tolerate. Drug users are constantly flirting with the risk of a drug overdose. There is a
fine line between the high they're seeking and serious injury or death. While many victims of drug overdose recover without long term effects, there
can be serious consequences. Some drug overdoses cause the failure of major
organs like the kidneys or liver, or failure of whole systems like the
respiratory or circulatory systems. Patients who survive drug overdose may need
kidney dialysis, kidney or liver transplant, or ongoing care as a result of
heart failure, stroke, or coma. Death can occur in almost any drug overdose
situation, particularly if treatment is not started immediately.
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