Unalakleet, AK Profile
Unalakleet, AK, population 747.
Unalakleet Gender Information
Males in Unalakleet: 399 (53.41%)
Females in Unalakleet: 348 (46.59%)
As % of Population in Unalakleet
Race Diversity in Unalakleet
African American: 0.26%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 85.29%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.00%
As % of Population in Unalakleet
Age Diversity in Unalakleet
Median Age in Unalakleet: 30.50
Unalakleet People age 0 to 4: 58 (7.76)%
Unalakleet People age 5 to 9: 73 (9.77)%
Unalakleet People age 10 to 14: 89 (11.91)%
Unalakleet People age 15 to 19: 76 (10.17)%
Unalakleet People age 20 to 24: 30 (4.02)%
Unalakleet People age 25 to 34: 87 (11.65)%
Unalakleet People age 35 to 44: 112 (14.99)%
Unalakleet People age 45 to 54: 105 (14.06)%
Unalakleet People age 55 to 59: 38 (5.09)%
Unalakleet People age 60 to 64: 18 (2.41)%
Unalakleet People age 65 to 74: 41 (5.49)%
Unalakleet People age 75 to 84: 19 (2.54)%
Unalakleet People age 85 plus: 1 (0.13)%
Economics in Unalakleet
Unalakleet Household Average Size: 3.33 people
Unalakleet Median Household Income: $42,083
Unalakleet Median Value of Homes: $70,000
Nearby Towns & Cities to Unalakleet
St. Michael 45.79 Miles
Stebbins 52.20 Miles
Shaktoolik 57.12 Miles
Anvik 64.46 Miles
Shageluk 71.40 Miles
Kaltag 76.66 Miles
Elim 88.08 Miles
Koyuk 95.41 Miles
Kotlik 99.54 Miles
Golovin 99.79 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Unalakleet(Population 100,000+)
Anchorage 383.08 Miles
Regardless of the actual number, there are fewer heroin users than cocaine or marijuana users. However, the ONDCP calls heroin "a resurgent menace" because use of this addictive drug has been steadily increasing over the past decade, particularly among casual users. With the advent of "heroin chic," more people tried heroin for the first time in 1996 than in any year going back to 1970. However, new use rates have stabilized since then. A large proportion of the recent heroin initiates are young and are smoking, sniffing, or snorting heroin, rather than injecting it.
Ecstasy was created accidentally by a German pharmaceutical company in 1912 and was patented in 1914. Some reports state its intended use as an appetite suppressant, although such reports appear unfounded. Ecstasy was used in the 1950s in experiments being performed by the United States Army, which considered using the drug as a truth serum in psychological warfare. A decade later ecstasy use became recreational, as people used the drug to feel good and open their minds while some psychotherapists recommended it to their patients as "penicillin for the soul" to aid therapy. It was not until recreational use began that the drug MDMA, now know as ecstasy, got its name from the Greek ekstasis, meaning "flight of soul from body." Recreational use continued within certain subcultures of the population, and as it became apparent that availability was more widespread, the Drug Enforcement Agency made ecstasy illegal by placing it in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. In 1985 ecstasy was placed in Schedule I on an emergency basis, meaning without any hearings on the topic. After hearing evidence for and against scheduling ecstasy, it was declared to be permanently on Schedule I in 1988. All ecstasy use since that time is therefore illegal in the United States.
A disturbing study prepared by CASA suggests that adults have become resigned to teen drug use. In fact, nearly half the parents from the "baby-boomer" generation expect their teenagers to try illegal drugs. Forty percent believe they have little influence over teenagers’ decisions about whether to smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs. Both of these assumptions are incorrect. Parents have enormous influence over the decisions young people make.
Adverse Health Effects. Medical studies have documented the detrimental effects of alcohol on the human liver, stomach, pancreas, and other internal organs. Chronic alcohol abuse can lead to alcoholism, exacerbating the toll on the body. Young female alcoholics put their unborn children at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome.
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.
Relapse is a term used to describe when an individual who has quit using drugs starts using once again. A relapse can mean just a one time use, a long term continues period of using or anything in between after a period of sobriety has taken place. An individual begins to experience a psychological relapse long before their first use after
quitting. Some things that can lead to relapse both physically or psychologically include: 1. Being in the presence of drugs or alcohol, drug or alcohol users, or places where you used or bought chemicals. 2. Feelings we perceive as negative, particularly anger; also sadness, loneliness, guilt, fear, and anxiety. 3. Positive feelings that make you want to celebrate by using. 4. Listening to others past drug use stories and just dwelling on getting high. 5. Believing that you no longer have to worry (complacent). That is, that you are no longer stimulated to crave drugs/alcohol by any of the above situations or by anything else – and therefore maybe it’s safe for you to use occasionally.
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.
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.
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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