Sterling, AK Profile
Sterling, AK, population 4,705 , is located
in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula county,
about 55.4 miles from Anchorage and 1,440.8 miles from Seattle.
In the 90's the population of Sterling has grown by about 24%.
Sterling Gender Information
Males in Sterling: 2,447 (52%)
Females in Sterling: 2,258 (48%)
As % of Population in Sterling
Race Diversity in Sterling
Native American: 3%
As % of Population in Sterling
Age Diversity in Sterling
Median Age in Sterling: 36.4 (Males in Sterling: 36.9, Females in Sterling: 35.8)
Sterling Males Under 20: 17%
Sterling Females Under 20: 16%
Sterling Males 20 to 40: 12%
Sterling Females 20 to 40: 12%
Sterling Males 40 to 60: 18%
Sterling Females 40 to 60: 15%
Sterling Males Over 60: 6%
Sterling Females Over 60: 5%
Economics in Sterling
Sterling Household Average Size: 2.8 people
Sterling Median Household Income: $ 47,700
Sterling Median Value of Homes: $ 119,800
Sterling Location Information
Land Area: 85.3 Square Miles.
Water Area: 2.8 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Sterling
Funny River 2.4 Miles
Soldotna 10.6 Miles
Ridgeway 10.9 Miles
Kenai 16.8 Miles
Salamatof 19.7 Miles
Kalifornsky 19.7 Miles
Nikiski 20.7 Miles
Cohoe 21.8 Miles
Kasilof 22.2 Miles
Clam Gulch 30.2 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Sterling
Anchorage 55.4 Miles
Seattle 1,440.8 Miles
Bellevue 1,444.6 Miles
Tacoma 1,455.8 Miles
Vancouver 1,535.9 Miles
Portland 1,541.8 Miles
Salem 1,563.3 Miles
Spokane 1,592.7 Miles
Eugene 1,611.7 Miles
Boise 1,842.6 Miles
General Risks and Age. Some population studies indicate that in a single year, between 7.4% and 9.7% of the population are dependent on alcohol, and between 13.7% and 23.5% of Americans are alcohol-dependent at some point in their lives. A 1996 national survey reported that 11 million Americans are heavy drinkers (five or more drinks per occasion on five or more days in a month) and 32 million engaged in binge drinking (five or more drinks on one occasion) in the month previous to the survey. People with a family history of alcoholism are more likely to begin drinking before the age of 20 and to become alcoholic. But anyone who begins drinking in adolescence is at higher risk. Currently 1.9 million young people between the ages of 12 and 20 are considered heavy drinkers and 4.4 million are binge drinkers. Although alcoholism usually develops in early adulthood, the elderly are not exempt. In fact, in one study, 15% of men and 12% of women over age 60 drank more than the national standard for excess alcohol consumption. Alcohol also affects the older body differently; people who maintain the same drinking patterns as they age can easily develop alcohol dependency without realizing it. Physicians may overlook alcoholism when evaluating elderly patients, mistakenly attributing the signs of alcohol abuse to the normal effects of the aging process.
Two-thirds of parents say that seeing and hearing alcohol ads make teens more likely to drink alcohol, and almost three-quarters of parents say that alcohol companies are not doing enough to limit the amount of alcohol advertising that teens see.
In short, the loss of life, property damage, economic costs, and negative health effects associated with underage drinking, as well as public outcry for police attention, provide sufficient reasons to make the illegal use of alcohol by teens a greater concern among police agencies. To do so, law enforcement agencies can employ a number of tactics.
In animal studies, alcohol consumption has been shown to delay the onset of puberty, and to result in slow bone growth and in weaker bones.
Withdrawal is what happens when a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol discontinues use. There are numerous symptoms that take place both physically and emotionally when an addicted individual stops using. Withdrawal can last a few days to a few weeks and may include nausea or vomiting, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety. Keep in mind; this only occurs if a person has regular, heavy use of a drug or alcohol. Withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable without professional help. Treatment for withdrawal from alcohol or drugs may require a medical professional to be present. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is often the best way to overcome withdrawal and its symptoms as well as recovery from drug addiction.
An intervention is when a group of loved ones and/or a trained intervention counselor meets with the person in need of help for the purpose of breaking down their denial and motivating them to immediately seek drug addiction treatment. Often, individuals in the midst of drug addiction engage in a variety of self destructive behaviors. Although baffling to friends and family members such people generally either aren't aware on a conscious level that they have a drug addiction problem, or even when they know they have a problem they may cling to the false belief that the problem will somehow go away without any outside help. When an intervention is held a moment of clarity is created
for the addict. Most people struggling with the problem of drug or alcohol
addiction will accept help the very day of the intervention.
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
Addiction is one of the many consequences of so-called 'casual' drug and alcohol abuse. A loss of control over drugs and alcohol can be driven by physical or psychological factors, or sometimes both. Physical addiction takes place when the body comes to need a drug to function normally. If it is not taken, unpleasant withdrawal symptoms occur. The only way to avoid this is to take more of the drug. Psychological addiction takes place when an individual comes to rely on a drug to supply good feelings, such as relaxation, self-confidence, self esteem, and freedom from anxiety. This is not just a casual desire, it's a powerful compulsion.
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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