Newport, ME Profile
Newport, ME, population 1,754 , is located
in Maine's Penobscot county,
about 167.3 miles from Manchester and 183.3 miles from Lowell.
In the 90's the population of Newport has declined by about 5%.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Newport area were higher than Maine's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Maine average.
Newport Gender Information
Males in Newport: 851 (49%)
Females in Newport: 903 (51%)
As % of Population in Newport
Race Diversity in Newport
As % of Population in Newport
Age Diversity in Newport
Median Age in Newport: 38.3 (Males in Newport: 37.6, Females in Newport: 39.1)
Newport Males Under 20: 13%
Newport Females Under 20: 13%
Newport Males 20 to 40: 13%
Newport Females 20 to 40: 13%
Newport Males 40 to 60: 13%
Newport Females 40 to 60: 13%
Newport Males Over 60: 9%
Newport Females Over 60: 12%
Economics in Newport
Newport Household Average Size: 2.25 people
Newport Median Household Income: $ 26,793
Newport Median Value of Homes: $ 72,200
Law Enforcement in Newport
Reported crimes in the Newport area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 1
Aggravated assault: 3
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 228
Motor vehicle theft: 11
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 4,334
Newport Location Information
Elevation: 202 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 3.5 Square Miles.
Water Area: 1.4 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Newport
Pittsfield 6.5 Miles
Hartland 9.1 Miles
Dexter 13.1 Miles
Unity 15.8 Miles
Clinton 17.7 Miles
Hampden 22.3 Miles
Skowhegan 22.4 Miles
Fairfield 23.4 Miles
Guilford 23.7 Miles
Dover-Foxcroft 24.2 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Newport
Manchester 167.3 Miles
Lowell 183.3 Miles
Boston 193.3 Miles
Cambridge 193.3 Miles
Worcester 218.5 Miles
Providence 234.4 Miles
Springfield 251.9 Miles
Hartford 273.1 Miles
Waterbury 296.0 Miles
New Haven 305.9 Miles
Dilaudid and Palladone are the prescription names for hydromorphone hydrochloride. Both are made as pills. Dilaudid is a powder-based pill that immediately dissolves in the stomach. Palladone is a time-release capsule. The capsule's shell dissolves in the stomach and the medicine moves on into the intestines in the form of small pellets coated with substances that dissolve over time. Some pellets have more coating than others, allowing for a continuous release of the medicine into the bloodstream. In the past, doctors used injections of hydromorphone during and after surgery for pain relief. In more recent decades fentanyl has replaced hydromorphone for use in surgeries and also as a time-release painkiller. Abusers of dilaudid have been known to crush the pills and snort or inject the powder. Injection can be dangerous because the powder-form pills contain fillers that do not always dissolve completely. The injection of these particles into the blood can damage veins. Doctors who issue legal prescriptions for hydromorphone are ordered to stress the medication's potential for abuse. Patients needing the medicine are told to take it only as prescribed. They are not to double-up on doses. Also, they are told to flush any leftover medicine down the toilet so that it cannot be stolen. Patients who take the medication for more than a few weeks will need "taper down" doses to avoid WITHDRAWAL symptoms.
For an addict, the acquisition and use of the drug is the primary focus of life in spite of negative consequences that are directly attributable to drug use (loss of employment, family, personal relationships, and physical and psychological health). The insatiable compulsive craving for the drug will cause addicts to do almost anything to obtain it. This can include behaviours never considered prior to the addiction.
Most heroin is packaged and shipped in bricks of powder. Pure heroin is white, but the color when it reaches the user can vary from yellow to dark brown, owing either to impurities during the manufacturing process, the presence of powdered additives, or both. Heroin is usually cut with baking soda, powdered milk, baby powder, sugar, starch, or quinine, but has also known to be cut with lidocaine, curry powder, strychi-nine, and even laundry detergent. Law enforcement officials in New York report the existence of heroin cut with a rat poison from Santa Domingo called Tres Pasos(meaning "three steps"). Three is the number of steps the mice take before dying after exposure to the poison. Another form of heroin commonly distributed in the western and southwestern regions of the United States is called Black Tar or Mexican Brown. These varieties are produced in Mexico and—because they're manufactured crudely—have an either hard black coal or sticky, tar-like consistency. Purity rates range from 20–80%. In 1980, the purity of heroin was somewhere in the 4% range. In 2002, the average bag sold by dealers in the United States was almost 40% pure, and sold for less than one-fifth the 1980 price.
When drinking is daily or frequent, the person becomes increasingly tolerant and drinks more to get the same effect. As the alcohol in the blood increases, there is memory loss which is commonly referred to as “blackout” and the drinker cannot remember events that occurred while in blackout, even if they were very important. If drinking continues there may be substitution of drink for food resulting in nutritional deficiencies and multiple medical problems such as cirrhosis of the liver.
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 rehabilitation is a place or program that an individual enters to treat a drug or alcohol addiction. Through therapy and education, the individual is restored to their former non-drug using self. They are then able to re-enter society clean and sober. There are many reasons why a person would need to attend a drug rehabilitation program. Some of the many reasons are: the inability to control their drinking or drug use, alienating their friends and family, problems with the law, and problems at work. Also, there are several different types of drug rehabilitation programs available: inpatient, outpatient, residential, short-term, and long-term.
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.
Addiction is one of the many consequences of so-called 'casual' drug and alcohol abuse. A loss of control over drugs and alcohol can be driven by physical or psychological factors, or sometimes both. Physical addiction takes place when the body comes to need a drug to function normally. If it is not taken, unpleasant withdrawal symptoms occur. The only way to avoid this is to take more of the drug. Psychological addiction takes place when an individual comes to rely on a drug to supply good feelings, such as relaxation, self-confidence, self esteem, and freedom from anxiety. This is not just a casual desire, it's a powerful compulsion.
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