Yakutat, AK Profile
Yakutat, AK, population 808.
Yakutat Gender Information
Males in Yakutat: 479 (59.28%)
Females in Yakutat: 329 (40.72%)
As % of Population in Yakutat
Race Diversity in Yakutat
African American: 0.22%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 42.28%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.68%
As % of Population in Yakutat
Age Diversity in Yakutat
Median Age in Yakutat: 37.20
Yakutat People age 0 to 4: 39 (4.83)%
Yakutat People age 5 to 9: 79 (9.78)%
Yakutat People age 10 to 14: 66 (8.17)%
Yakutat People age 15 to 19: 60 (7.43)%
Yakutat People age 20 to 24: 26 (3.22)%
Yakutat People age 25 to 34: 94 (11.63)%
Yakutat People age 35 to 44: 169 (20.92)%
Yakutat People age 45 to 54: 163 (20.17)%
Yakutat People age 55 to 59: 40 (4.95)%
Yakutat People age 60 to 64: 29 (3.59)%
Yakutat People age 65 to 74: 32 (3.96)%
Yakutat People age 75 to 84: 10 (1.24)%
Yakutat People age 85 plus: 1 (0.12)%
Economics in Yakutat
Yakutat Household Average Size: 2.59 people
Yakutat Median Household Income: $46,786
Yakutat Median Value of Homes: $100,700
Nearby Towns & Cities to Yakutat
Mosquito Lake 118.82 Miles
Covenant Life 122.22 Miles
Klukwan 128.51 Miles
Lutak 138.75 Miles
Haines 146.55 Miles
Skagway 147.92 Miles
Mud Bay 151.42 Miles
Elfin Cove 154.76 Miles
Gustavus 161.84 Miles
McCarthy 164.27 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Yakutat(Population 100,000+)
Anchorage 363.04 Miles
Heroin addiction is one of the most severe addictions to recover from. The heroin addict's nervous system becomes accustomed to accommodating chronic exposure to the drug, which is an opioid. Therefore, during heroin detoxification excruciating withdrawal symptoms are ubiquitous. Withdrawal symptoms begin within 12 hours of not using and peak after two to four days. The symptoms include: nausea, anxiety, diarrhea, abdominal pain, insomnia, chills, sweating, sniffing, sneezing, weakness and irritability. Even though there have been improvements in medically supervised heroin detoxification, patient discomfort and high dropout rates exist today. This has led to the growth of ultra-rapid, anesthesia-assisted opioid withdrawal procedures, which have been publicized as a fast, painless way to withdraw from opioid. Studies have also shown however, that the procedure can lead to risk of death, psychosis, increased stress, delirium, attempted suicide, abnormal heart rhythm and acute renal failure. And, the anesthesia method comes at a high price between $5,000 and $15,000.1
Among youths who were heavy drinkers in 2000, 65.5 percent were also current illicit drug users. Among nondrinkers, only 4.2 percent were current illicit drug users. Similarly, among youths who smoked cigarettes, the rate of past month illicit drug use was 42.7 percent, compared with 4.6 percent for nonsmokers. An estimated 15.4 percent of unemployed adults were current illicit drug users in 2000, compared with 6.3 percent of full-time employed adults and 7.8 percent of part-time employed adults. Of the 11.8 million adult illicit drug users in 2000, 9.1 million (77 percent) were employed either full time or part time.
Habituation refers either to the process of acquiring a drug habit, or to the state of the habitual user. Since habitual users frequently show increasedtolerance (decreasedsensitivity to the effects of the drug; see below), habituation is also used in the earlier literature to mean an acquired increase in tolerance. In its early reports, the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EXPERT COMMIT-TEE ON DRUG DEPENDENCE (as it is now known, after several changes of name) usedthe term habituation to refer to a state arising from repeateddrug use, that was less serious than addiction in the sense that it included only psychological and not physical dependence, and that harm, if it occurred, was only to the user and not to others. Drugs were classified according to whether they caused habituation or addiction. These distinctions were later recognized to be basedon misconception, because (1) psychological (or psychic) dependence is even more important than physical dependence with respect to the genesis of addiction; (2) any drug that can damage the user is also capable of causing harm to others and to society at large; and (3) the same drug could cause effects that might be classed as "habituation" in one user and "addiction" in another. The WHO Expert Committee later recommended that both terms be dropped from use, and that dependence be usedinstead.
Intoxicated drivers face jail sentences, confiscation of license plates, and vehicle impoundment or immobilization. Repeat offenders sometimes have an interlock device installed in their vehicles, which measures the driver's BAC and prevents him or her from starting the vehicle while intoxicated.
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.
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.
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.
Sobriety means the moderation in or abstinence from consumption of alcoholic liquor or use of drugs. When an individual with an addiction problem enters drug rehabilitation, their main goal is to attain long term sobriety. Unfortunately, sometimes drug addicts and alcoholics find they are able to sustain short periods of sobriety followed by a drug or alcohol relapse. This is why attending a drug or alcohol rehab will help the individual maintain their focus on sobriety. Often, it is only by getting help that individuals with severe drug addiction problems are able to achieve lasting sobriety.
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.
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