Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Hot Springs Village, AR Profile
Hot Springs Village, AR, population 8,397 , is located
in Arkansas's Garland county,
about 40.7 miles from Little Rock and 154.7 miles from Shreveport.
In the 90's the population of Hot Springs Village has grown by about 32%.
Hot Springs Village Statistics
Hot Springs Village Gender Information
Males in Hot Springs Village: 3,943 (47%)
Females in Hot Springs Village: 4,454 (53%)
As % of Population in Hot Springs Village
Race Diversity in Hot Springs Village
African American: 1%
As % of Population in Hot Springs Village
Age Diversity in Hot Springs Village
Median Age in Hot Springs Village: 67.1 (Males in Hot Springs Village: 67.8, Females in Hot Springs Village: 66.5)
Hot Springs Village Males Under 20: 4%
Hot Springs Village Females Under 20: 4%
Hot Springs Village Males 20 to 40: 3%
Hot Springs Village Females 20 to 40: 3%
Hot Springs Village Males 40 to 60: 7%
Hot Springs Village Females 40 to 60: 10%
Hot Springs Village Males Over 60: 33%
Hot Springs Village Females Over 60: 36%
Economics in Hot Springs Village
Hot Springs Village Household Average Size: 1.94 people
Hot Springs Village Median Household Income: $ 41,875
Hot Springs Village Median Value of Homes: $ 129,300
Hot Springs Village Location Information
Elevation: 800 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 38.3 Square Miles.
Water Area: 1.5 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Hot Springs Village
Fountain Lake 6.9 Miles
Hot Springs 12.1 Miles
Mountain Pine 12.1 Miles
Piney 13.7 Miles
Lonsdale 14.0 Miles
Rockwell 16.3 Miles
Lake Hamilton 18.0 Miles
Rockport 22.0 Miles
Haskell 23.8 Miles
Malvern 23.9 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Hot Springs Village
Little Rock 40.7 Miles
Shreveport 154.7 Miles
Memphis 170.5 Miles
Springfield 176.7 Miles
Tulsa 197.4 Miles
Jackson 230.8 Miles
Plano 241.3 Miles
Garland 242.0 Miles
Mesquite 245.5 Miles
Carrollton 253.2 Miles
Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug (following marijuana) in the United States. More than 34 million Americans (14.7%) age 12 or older have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime.
Prevention Programs: Given our understanding of how drug use follows a sequence, prevention programs should try to reach adolescents before their first use of alcohol and cigarettes. Ideally, this would help prevent their later use of marijuana and other drugs. For adolescents who have already smoked marijuana, prevention programs must aim to reduce the chance that these adolescents will go on to try other drugs.
Because heroin is an illegal drug and can be handled and cut (mixed with other ingredients) by various suppliers before it reaches street-level users, those who use the drug never know how potent or pure the heroin they are using is until they use it.
The leading causes of death in 2000 were tobacco (435,000 deaths; 18.1% of total US deaths), poor diet and physical inactivity (400,000 deaths; 16.6%), and alcohol consumption (85,000 deaths; 3.5%). Other actual causes of death were microbial agents (75,000), toxic agents (55,000), motor vehicle crashes (43,000), incidents involving firearms (29,000), sexual behaviors (20,000), and illicit use of drugs (17,000).
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.
An effective therapeutic community attends to the many needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use. Care given at a therapeutic community addresses the individual's drug use and associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems. Also, a therapeutic community will continue to be flexible and provide ongoing assessments of the individual's needs, which may change during the course of care.
Remaining in care at a therapeutic community for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. The time depends on an individual's needs. For most people, the significant improvement is reached at about 3 months in treatment.
Residential treatment offers intensive drug addiction help over a period of weeks or months. This form of treatment has some advantages over out-patient treatment, although it may not be suitable for everyone. For example, those who are responsible for caring for young children may be better suited to attendance at an out patient treatment program. Residential treatment offers a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment where individuals can confront their own drug addiction and associated issues, with the help of qualified staff. Therapy usually consists of a mixture of group counseling, individual counseling and an introduction to the principles of a drug recovery program.
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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