Helena, AR Profile
Helena, AR, population 6,323 , is located
in Arkansas's Phillips county,
about 52.8 miles from Memphis and 97.8 miles from Little Rock.
In the 90's the population of Helena has declined by about 16%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Helena has been declining at an annual rate of 2.5 percent.
Helena Gender Information
Males in Helena: 2,874 (45%)
Females in Helena: 3,449 (55%)
As % of Population in Helena
Race Diversity in Helena
African American: 68%
As % of Population in Helena
Age Diversity in Helena
Median Age in Helena: 31.7 (Males in Helena: 28.8, Females in Helena: 34.2)
Helena Males Under 20: 18%
Helena Females Under 20: 18%
Helena Males 20 to 40: 10%
Helena Females 20 to 40: 13%
Helena Males 40 to 60: 10%
Helena Females 40 to 60: 12%
Helena Males Over 60: 8%
Helena Females Over 60: 12%
Economics in Helena
Helena Household Average Size: 2.62 people
Helena Median Household Income: $ 18,662
Helena Median Value of Homes: $ 47,600
Helena Location Information
Elevation: 188 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 8.7 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Helena
West Helena 3.2 Miles
Lula 8.3 Miles
Lexa 10.3 Miles
Friars Point 11.6 Miles
LaGrange 11.9 Miles
Coahoma 11.9 Miles
Lake View 14.3 Miles
Rondo 15.8 Miles
Tunica 16.0 Miles
Jonestown 16.5 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Helena
Memphis 52.8 Miles
Little Rock 97.8 Miles
Jackson 156.1 Miles
Birmingham 228.1 Miles
Huntsville 228.4 Miles
Clarksville 228.5 Miles
Shreveport 228.9 Miles
Springfield 239.8 Miles
Nashville 242.8 Miles
Baton Rouge 284.0 Miles
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Studies indicate that teen binge drinking can lead to poor performance in school, difficulty in simple math or the inability to read a map. They also dispel the notion that a person could sustain heavy drinking for several years before causing neurological damage. Adolescent alcohol abuse and dependence may prove to be more damaging than alcoholism in adulthood by killing brain cells in the hippocampus, blocking brain receptors that form memories and causing protracted neurological impairments, the researchers say.
Controversy over the causes of alcoholism, however, is a relatively recent phenomenon: The term “alcoholism” itself was not coined until 1860, and the theory that it is a medical disease was only postulated in 1930. Historically, controversy over compulsive drinking has dealt not with what causes it, but rather with how to prevent it; those most concerned about alcoholism have not sought to study the condition, but instead to reduce alcohol consumption. This is especially true of the United States.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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