Oceanside, CA Profile
Oceanside, CA, population 161,029 , is located
in California's San Diego county,
about 17.8 miles from Escondido and 35.7 miles from San Diego.
In the 90's the population of Oceanside has grown by about 25%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Oceanside has been growing at an annual rate of 1.2 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Oceanside area were lower than California's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be higher than the California average.
Oceanside Gender Information
Males in Oceanside: 79,719 (50%)
Females in Oceanside: 81,310 (50%)
As % of Population in Oceanside
Race Diversity in Oceanside
African American: 6%
Native American: 1%
As % of Population in Oceanside
Age Diversity in Oceanside
Median Age in Oceanside: 33.3 (Males in Oceanside: 31.9, Females in Oceanside: 34.6)
Oceanside Males Under 20: 15%
Oceanside Females Under 20: 15%
Oceanside Males 20 to 40: 16%
Oceanside Females 20 to 40: 15%
Oceanside Males 40 to 60: 11%
Oceanside Females 40 to 60: 11%
Oceanside Males Over 60: 7%
Oceanside Females Over 60: 9%
Economics in Oceanside
Oceanside Household Average Size: 2.83 people
Oceanside Median Household Income: $ 46,301
Oceanside Median Value of Homes: $ 185,400
Law Enforcement in Oceanside
Reported crimes in the Oceanside area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 8
Forcible rape: 63
Aggravated assault: 687
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 650
Motor vehicle theft: 739
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 3,275
Oceanside Location Information
Elevation: 47 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 40.7 Square Miles.
Water Area: 0.8 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Oceanside
Carlsbad 3.1 Miles
Vista 7.9 Miles
Bonsall 11.0 Miles
Lake San Marcos 11.0 Miles
Camp Pendleton South 11.3 Miles
Camp Pendleton North 11.3 Miles
Encinitas 12.1 Miles
San Marcos 12.9 Miles
Fallbrook 14.5 Miles
Solana Beach 15.5 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Oceanside
Escondido 17.8 Miles
San Diego 35.7 Miles
Irvine 41.6 Miles
Chula Vista 42.1 Miles
Costa Mesa 43.8 Miles
Santa Ana 47.3 Miles
Huntington Beach 48.1 Miles
Corona 48.2 Miles
Orange 49.2 Miles
Garden Grove 51.5 Miles
Virtually any performance test shows impairment if the doses of marijuana are large enough and the test is difficult enough, although no distinctive biochemical changes have been found in human beings.
Each year, thousands of individuals of all ages visit hospital emergency departments due to medical problems stemming from drug abuse. Sometimes they die as a result of these problems. Efforts to keep track of these visits give scientists a clue as to the scope of drug abuse in the United States and which drugs are responsible for medical emergencies. These figures can also help experts spot emerging trends in the use of new drugs.
In pregnant women who inject HEROIN, the placenta, for example, shows microscopic evidence of oxygen deprivation. The infants are small for their gestational age, with all their organs affected. In heroin-dependent women, a significant portion of the medical complications seen in their newborns is due to prematurity and low birthweight. Such complications include immature lungs, difficulties in breathing at birth, brain hemorrhage, low sugar and calcium levels, infections, and jaundice.
In the 1920s, as a result of the amendment prohibiting the use of alcoholic beverages (Prohibition), marijuana use as a psychoactive drug began to grow. Even after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, marijuana was widely used as were morphine, heroin, and cocaine. In 1937, 46 states banned the use of marijuana along with other narcotic drugs. The popular perception, however, was that marijuana was not as addictive as narcotic. It is classified today as a drug that alters mood, perception, and image, rather than as a narcotic drug.
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.
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 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.
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.
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