West Liberty, Kentucky
West Liberty, KY Profile
West Liberty, KY, population 3,277 , is located
in Kentucky's Morgan county,
about 66.0 miles from Lexington and 107.5 miles from Cincinnati.
In the 90's the population of West Liberty has grown by about 74%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of West Liberty has been growing at an annual rate of less than one percent.
West Liberty Statistics
West Liberty Gender Information
Males in West Liberty: 2,378 (73%)
Females in West Liberty: 899 (27%)
As % of Population in West Liberty
Race Diversity in West Liberty
African American: 18%
As % of Population in West Liberty
Age Diversity in West Liberty
Median Age in West Liberty: 36.1 (Males in West Liberty: 34.5, Females in West Liberty: 45.2)
West Liberty Males Under 20: 7%
West Liberty Females Under 20: 6%
West Liberty Males 20 to 40: 41%
West Liberty Females 20 to 40: 6%
West Liberty Males 40 to 60: 20%
West Liberty Females 40 to 60: 7%
West Liberty Males Over 60: 5%
West Liberty Females Over 60: 9%
Economics in West Liberty
West Liberty Household Average Size: 2.15 people
West Liberty Median Household Income: $ 21,429
West Liberty Median Value of Homes: $ 70,700
West Liberty Location Information
Elevation: 830 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 4.2 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to West Liberty
Sandy Hook 13.5 Miles
Salyersville 15.7 Miles
Frenchburg 20.1 Miles
Campton 20.4 Miles
Morehead 20.5 Miles
Lakeview Heights 20.8 Miles
Salt Lick 23.7 Miles
Blaine 23.9 Miles
Paintsville 25.8 Miles
Jackson 26.4 Miles
Big Cities Nearest West Liberty
Lexington 66.0 Miles
Cincinnati 107.5 Miles
Dayton 136.7 Miles
Louisville 138.0 Miles
Knoxville 140.5 Miles
Columbus 141.8 Miles
Indianapolis 201.7 Miles
Winston-Salem 208.8 Miles
Chattanooga 229.3 Miles
Nashville 229.3 Miles
MDMA was developed in Germany in 1912 and patented in 1914 by the German pharmaceutical company Merck. It does not appear to have been specifically created for any particular use, but rather, resulted from another drug development procedure. There is practically no historical mention of the drug again until the 1950s, when the United States army experimented with it as an agent of psychological warfare. As a result of therapeutic drug experiments in the late 1960s and early 1970s, people began to use MDMA recreationally because they liked the feelings of well being and openness it produced, and by psychotherapists who gave the drug to their patients to enhance therapy as a "penicillin for the soul." Presumably it was around this time MDMA picked up the name ecstasy, which comes from the Greek ekstasis meaning "flight of soul from body." Ecstasy production and use was not regulated in any way until 1985, when concerns about widespread use prompted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to initiate medical reviews of the drug. The drug was given Schedule I status, meaning it has no accepted medical utility. Its use is now illegal in the United States.
People who are addicted to narcotics and many other drugs suffer long-term health problems. Users tend to be so focused on their drug they forget to take care of themselves. Consequently, they often eat poorly and lose weight. They also suffer from long-term constipation. Since opiates cause slow, shallow breathing, addicts do not take in enough oxygen to maintain normal levels in their blood. They experience long periods of hypoxia, or low oxygen. In the brain, lack of adequate oxygen can cause irreversible damage to neurons. Heroin users who inject the drug face risks. Longterm heroin abuse by injection can lead to scarred or collapsed veins and infections of blood vessels and the skin. Sharing injection paraphernalia has serious consequences because needles are an easy way to spread diseases carried in the blood. If a person who has a bloodborne disease shares a needle with someone else, the disease can be passed along to the second user. Diseases carried in the blood such as hepatitis C and AIDS can destroy a user's health.
Synthetic opioides are totally synthetically produced drugs that have similar effects and the same basic structural elements as morphine (examples are methadone, fentanyl, pethidin).
Though heroin addicts arrive at the decision to enter recovery under a variety of circumstances and for a variety of reasons, they must all begin the recovery process with a common first step, which is detoxification from the drug. The experience of detoxification is one with which all heroin addicts are already familiar to some extent, since they experience the beginnings of it every time the effects of the drug wear off and withdrawal symptoms begin to occur. When addicts undergo detoxification without the aid of medications to ease their discomfort—an experience addicts often refer to as "going cold turkey"—withdrawal symptoms reach peak severity about twenty-four hours following termination of drug use, and can continue at this level for up to a week or more. Though intensely unpleasant, unless severe health problems already exist, the detoxification process is not ordinarily life threatening. To avoid the withdrawal symptoms that accompany detoxification, addicts entering recovery may elect to take medication to either prevent these symptoms or lessen their severity. The most commonly used drug for this purpose is methadone. Methadone, which is administered orally and given in decreasing doses over a seven-to tenday period, can provide a relatively symptom-free detoxification. A drawback of using methadone for detoxification is the fact that methadone itself is addictive, and causes withdrawal symptoms of its own when the addict discontinues its use. Its symptoms are milder than those of heroin, however, and can themselves be lessened with other medications.
Addiction treatment is needed when an individual finds that they have developed a drug or alcohol addiction which they are not able to successful end on their own. With the help of addiction treatment, addicted individual can get help to control their drug taking behavior and live happy and successful lives. There are several addiction treatment options available for drug and alcohol addiction. Some of these options include self-help groups, counseling, drug rehabilitation programs (in and out-patient), and residential treatment facilities. Each of these differ
in their aims and outcomes and elements of these addiction treatment options are often
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.
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.
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.
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