Soldotna, AK Profile
Soldotna, AK, population 3,759 , is located
in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula county,
about 63.8 miles from Anchorage and 1,448.4 miles from Seattle.
In the 90's the population of Soldotna has grown by about 8%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Soldotna has been growing at an annual rate of 2.0 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Soldotna area were higher than Alaska's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be higher than the Alaska average.
Soldotna Gender Information
Males in Soldotna: 1,788 (48%)
Females in Soldotna: 1,971 (52%)
As % of Population in Soldotna
Race Diversity in Soldotna
Native American: 5%
As % of Population in Soldotna
Age Diversity in Soldotna
Median Age in Soldotna: 34.9 (Males in Soldotna: 31.5, Females in Soldotna: 36.9)
Soldotna Males Under 20: 18%
Soldotna Females Under 20: 16%
Soldotna Males 20 to 40: 11%
Soldotna Females 20 to 40: 13%
Soldotna Males 40 to 60: 14%
Soldotna Females 40 to 60: 15%
Soldotna Males Over 60: 5%
Soldotna Females Over 60: 8%
Economics in Soldotna
Soldotna Household Average Size: 2.53 people
Soldotna Median Household Income: $ 48,420
Soldotna Median Value of Homes: $ 111,300
Law Enforcement in Soldotna
Reported crimes in the Soldotna area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 4
Aggravated assault: 35
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 1,031
Motor vehicle theft: 12
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 5,480
Soldotna Location Information
Elevation: 88 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 6.9 Square Miles.
Water Area: 0.5 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Soldotna
Ridgeway 3.2 Miles
Kenai 8.2 Miles
Kalifornsky 9.2 Miles
Funny River 10.1 Miles
Sterling 10.6 Miles
Cohoe 11.8 Miles
Salamatof 12.7 Miles
Kasilof 12.7 Miles
Nikiski 16.0 Miles
Clam Gulch 21.1 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Soldotna
Anchorage 63.8 Miles
Seattle 1,448.4 Miles
Bellevue 1,452.2 Miles
Tacoma 1,463.3 Miles
Vancouver 1,543.0 Miles
Portland 1,548.8 Miles
Salem 1,570.1 Miles
Spokane 1,601.1 Miles
Eugene 1,618.3 Miles
Boise 1,850.4 Miles
There is general agreement that heavy cannabis use can precipitate schizophrenic episodes in those with the disorder, but there is no evidence that it can cause the underlying psychotic disorder. Heavy cannabis users can exhibit long-lasting toxic psychosis involving delusions and hallucinations that can be incorrectly - and dangerously - diagnosed as a schizophrenic illness.
Inhalants - Hair spray, gasoline, spray paint -- they are all inhalants, and so are lots of other everyday products. Some people inhale the vapors on purpose.
It's not uncommon for teens to talk about stealing medication from their parents' medicine cabinets. Instead of taking illegal substances commonly sold in back alleys, many teens today tell of having prescription parties where they gather at someone's home, mix their parents' prescription pills in a bowl, and then help themselves to whichever pill looks most appealing. The problem is most teens have no idea what medications they are taking and which medications may cause serious problems, even death, if taken with other medications or alcohol.
Consuming drugs or alcohol prior to driving greatly increases the risk of car accidents, highway injuries, and vehicular deaths; the greater the amount of alcohol consumed, the more likely a person is to be involved in an accident. In 2006, approximately 17, 600 people died in traffic crashes involving alcohol, accounting for more than 40% of all traffic deaths. In that same year, over 1.46 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Furthermore, it is estimated that in 2002, Americans took over 159 million driving trips while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Drug Side Effects
Drug addiction and abuse comes with a heavy price. There are drastic drug side effects associated with drug misuse and abuse. Drug side effects from legal and illegal drugs can range from mild itching to comas and death. In addition to the physical drug side effects mentioned, there are many psychological drug side effects of drug abuse; the most serious being drug addiction and overdose.
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
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".
Drug rehabilitation is a place or program that an individual enters to treat a drug or alcohol addiction. Through therapy and education, the individual is restored to their former non-drug using self. They are then able to re-enter society clean and sober. There are many reasons why a person would need to attend a drug rehabilitation program. Some of the many reasons are: the inability to control their drinking or drug use, alienating their friends and family, problems with the law, and problems at work. Also, there are several different types of drug rehabilitation programs available: inpatient, outpatient, residential, short-term, and long-term.
Tolerance to a drug takes place when an individual is exposed to the same drug repeatedly and begins to build up an resistance to the drugs effects. The body then adapts and develops a tolerance for the drug. The addiction that is produced is so powerful that it creates cravings in the user. These cravings for the drug are the result of its impact on the individual's memory with feelings of pleasantness and euphoria which the individual has come to associate with the taking of the drug.
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