Lyons, KS Profile
Lyons, KS, population 3,732 , is located
in Kansas's Rice county,
about 65.2 miles from Wichita and 144.7 miles from Topeka.
In the 90's the population of Lyons has grown by about 1%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Lyons has been declining at an annual rate of 1.4 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Lyons area were lower than Kansas's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Kansas average.
Lyons Gender Information
Males in Lyons: 1,800 (48%)
Females in Lyons: 1,932 (52%)
As % of Population in Lyons
Race Diversity in Lyons
African American: 2%
Native American: 1%
As % of Population in Lyons
Age Diversity in Lyons
Median Age in Lyons: 39.0 (Males in Lyons: 36.9, Females in Lyons: 40.9)
Lyons Males Under 20: 15%
Lyons Females Under 20: 14%
Lyons Males 20 to 40: 11%
Lyons Females 20 to 40: 11%
Lyons Males 40 to 60: 12%
Lyons Females 40 to 60: 12%
Lyons Males Over 60: 10%
Lyons Females Over 60: 15%
Economics in Lyons
Lyons Household Average Size: 2.39 people
Lyons Median Household Income: $ 32,945
Lyons Median Value of Homes: $ 44,600
Law Enforcement in Lyons
Reported crimes in the Lyons area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 0
Aggravated assault: 5
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 138
Motor vehicle theft: 0
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 277
Lyons Location Information
Elevation: 1,700 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 2.1 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Lyons
Chase 8.0 Miles
Alden 9.3 Miles
Sterling 9.3 Miles
Little River 10.9 Miles
Geneseo 12.1 Miles
Frederick 12.2 Miles
Raymond 12.5 Miles
Nickerson 15.1 Miles
Bushton 15.6 Miles
Windom 16.0 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Lyons
Wichita 65.2 Miles
Topeka 144.7 Miles
Lincoln 188.5 Miles
Tulsa 194.3 Miles
Overland Park 195.7 Miles
Kansas City 200.0 Miles
Kansas City 202.3 Miles
Oklahoma City 202.6 Miles
Independence 210.7 Miles
Omaha 234.7 Miles
If you have someone you love abusing drugs, it is an enormous emotional strain. You might feel obligated to cover for the abuser, cutting back from work to deal with the abuser’s problems— or working more to make financial ends meet. You might not be able to see friends and engage in hobbies, as coping with the abuse takes more and more time. The shame of drug abuse in the family stops many family members from asking for help, instead pretending nothing is wrong. The emotional toll can be overwhelming. Children are especially sensitive.
From 1999 to 2000, mentions of heroin increased 15 percent, mentions of amphetamines increased 37 percent and those for methamphetamines increased by 29 percent. Cases of alcohol in combination with other drugs, cocaine and marijuana, were unchanged. Several newer substances of abuse had substantial increases from 1999 to 2000: ecstasy (MDMA) went up 58 percent and PCP went up 48 percent. By looking at these numbers, one can begin to see how DAWN helps health experts and policymakers understand emerging trends in drug abuse.
Ecstasy exerts its primary effects in the brain on neurons that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons.
Research has shown that long-term cocaine use affects the decision-making ability of the individual. The study states that those using cocaine over a long period of time have difficulty remembering important information or memorizing basic facts.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Abstinence is the act or practice of refraining from indulging a desire. The type of abstinence we are referring to here is abstinence from drugs and alcohol. This term has two connotations when it comes to abstaining from drugs. The first refers to drug or alcohol treatment programs that aim to help an individual stop using drugs or alcohol for the rest of their lives. The time abstinence is also used in drug education and prevention. It refers to trying to stop children from ever using drugs.
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