Paragould, AR Profile
Paragould, AR, population 22,017 , is located
in Arkansas's Greene county,
about 67.7 miles from Memphis and 135.8 miles from Little Rock.
In the 90's the population of Paragould has grown by about 19%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Paragould has been growing at an annual rate of 1.2 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Paragould area were lower than Arkansas's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Arkansas average.
Paragould Gender Information
Males in Paragould: 10,473 (48%)
Females in Paragould: 11,544 (52%)
As % of Population in Paragould
Race Diversity in Paragould
As % of Population in Paragould
Age Diversity in Paragould
Median Age in Paragould: 36.1 (Males in Paragould: 34.2, Females in Paragould: 38.2)
Paragould Males Under 20: 14%
Paragould Females Under 20: 14%
Paragould Males 20 to 40: 14%
Paragould Females 20 to 40: 14%
Paragould Males 40 to 60: 12%
Paragould Females 40 to 60: 13%
Paragould Males Over 60: 8%
Paragould Females Over 60: 12%
Economics in Paragould
Paragould Household Average Size: 2.4 people
Paragould Median Household Income: $ 30,815
Paragould Median Value of Homes: $ 69,100
Law Enforcement in Paragould
Reported crimes in the Paragould area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 6
Aggravated assault: 1
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 48
Motor vehicle theft: 53
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 1,539
Paragould Location Information
Elevation: 300 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 29.0 Square Miles.
Water Area: 0.2 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Paragould
Oak Grove Heights 4.4 Miles
Lafe 10.1 Miles
Marmaduke 10.9 Miles
Cardwell 11.5 Miles
Brookland 11.9 Miles
Monette 14.4 Miles
Arbyrd 14.5 Miles
Leachville 15.9 Miles
Black Oak 16.8 Miles
Lake City 17.1 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Paragould
Memphis 67.7 Miles
Little Rock 135.8 Miles
Springfield 174.8 Miles
Clarksville 177.9 Miles
St Louis 178.4 Miles
Nashville 207.6 Miles
Evansville 209.6 Miles
Huntsville 238.9 Miles
Jackson 260.7 Miles
Springfield 263.1 Miles
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HIV/AIDS risk-reduction interventions must be sustained over time. Although research has shown that brief interventions have significantly reduced risks for HIV and other infections among substantial numbers of drug users and their sex partners, brief interventions are typically not sufficient. Sustained and repeated interventions are usually needed.
Long-term use of opioids or central nervous system depressants can lead to physical dependence and addiction. Taken in high doses, stimulants can lead to compulsive use, paranoia, dangerously high body temperatures, and irregular heartbeat.
According to a report on prescription drug monitoring programs in the US, of the 24 state programs listed, 17 allow law enforcement to use data to support investigations of prescription abuse, and 8 allow law enforcement to use the data to initiate investigations of prescription abuse.
Dependence is the compulsive use of a substance despite negative consequences which can be severe; drug dependence is simply excessive use of a drug or use of a drug for purposes for which it was not medically intended. Physical dependence on a substance (needing a drug to function) is not necessary or sufficient to define addiction. There are some substances that don't cause addiction but do cause physical dependence (for example, some blood pressure medications) and substances that cause addiction but not classic physical dependence (cocaine withdrawal, for example, it does not have symptoms like vomiting and chills; it is mainly characterized by depression).
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 Side Effects
Drug addiction and abuse comes with a heavy price. There are drastic drug side effects associated with drug misuse and abuse. Drug side effects from legal and illegal drugs can range from mild itching to comas and death. In addition to the physical drug side effects mentioned, there are many psychological drug side effects of drug abuse; the most serious being drug addiction and overdose.
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.
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.
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