Randallstown, MD Profile
Randallstown, MD, population 30,870 , is located
in Maryland's Baltimore county,
about 11.1 miles from Baltimore and 35.1 miles from Washington.
In the 90's the population of Randallstown has grown by about 17%.
Randallstown Gender Information
Males in Randallstown: 14,098 (46%)
Females in Randallstown: 16,772 (54%)
As % of Population in Randallstown
Race Diversity in Randallstown
African American: 72%
As % of Population in Randallstown
Age Diversity in Randallstown
Median Age in Randallstown: 37.0 (Males in Randallstown: 35.5, Females in Randallstown: 38.3)
Randallstown Males Under 20: 14%
Randallstown Females Under 20: 14%
Randallstown Males 20 to 40: 12%
Randallstown Females 20 to 40: 14%
Randallstown Males 40 to 60: 13%
Randallstown Females 40 to 60: 16%
Randallstown Males Over 60: 7%
Randallstown Females Over 60: 9%
Economics in Randallstown
Randallstown Household Average Size: 2.65 people
Randallstown Median Household Income: $ 58,686
Randallstown Median Value of Homes: $ 125,600
Randallstown Location Information
Elevation: 560 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 10.3 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Randallstown
Milford Mill 1.9 Miles
Garrison 3.3 Miles
Owings Mills 3.7 Miles
Pikesville 3.9 Miles
Lochearn 4.3 Miles
Woodlawn (Baltimore County) 4.7 Miles
Ellicott City 6.9 Miles
Reisterstown 7.3 Miles
Catonsville 7.4 Miles
Eldersburg 8.7 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Randallstown
Baltimore 11.1 Miles
Washington 35.1 Miles
Arlington 36.4 Miles
Alexandria 41.2 Miles
Philadelphia 95.8 Miles
Allentown 110.2 Miles
Richmond 130.5 Miles
Hampton 163.5 Miles
Elizabeth 163.7 Miles
Newport News 166.4 Miles
Because the number of young people in this nation will dramatically increase with the next generation (the “Millennium Generation”), even if we reduce the percentage of young people actively using drugs, we remain likely to be faced with increasing raw numbers of young people with initial exposure to drugs. Between 1997 and 2007, public high school enrollment will increase by roughly 13 percent. Beyond 2007, long-range projections are that births will increase by 4.2 million in 2010 and 4.6 million in 2020. Unless we can prevent this next generation from ever turning to drugs, we will face a far larger problem than we see today.
The formation of the most important drug trafficking organizations in Mexico can be traced back to the 20s, when prohibition laws provoked an immediate response from poppy cultivators in north-western states, especially in Sinaloa. The region became the centre of drug business and a source of trafficking expertise, a know-how transmitted through generations. Born and raised among poppy and marijuana plants, some north-western peasants and people of urban origin with leadership capabilities were transformed into drug smuggling entrepreneurs (the Sinaloans, for example). The demand for their products, and the police and political protection, multiplied the number of producers in other regions. However, time in the business and expertise, and perhaps more solid and long-lasting political protection, were comparative advantages which made these dealers more powerful than others (a kind of oligopoly), even today and despite the alleged official support to a north-eastern organization (Juan García Abrego's) during president Salinas administration.
The 1998 “Monitoring the Future Study,” a national survey commissioned by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and implemented by the Institute of Social Research shows that 8th, 10th and 12th graders are all much more likely to have used alcohol in the past 30 days, or the past year, than they are to have smoked marijuana or used any other illicit drug. In 1998, 44% of 8th graders, 63% of 10th graders, and 74% of 12th graders experimented with alcohol. This compares to the 17% of 8th graders, 31% of 10th graders and 38% of 12th graders who experimented with marijuana.
The penalties for ecstasy use and possession are complicated and rapidly changing. As lawmakers become aware of the availability and potential harmfulness of ecstasy, state and federal regulations are requiring more severe penalties than originally suggested when ecstasy became illegal in 1985. When ecstasy was originally moved to Schedule I in 1985, it was under a provision that allowed "emergency scheduling," which could take place without a hearing. Ecstasy's Schedule I status was made permanent a couple of years later. The Ecstasy Anti-Proliferation Act of 2000 was passed by legislators who saw that the rate of ecstasy use was growing faster than any other drug in the United States, and who believed the levels of punishment for trafficking were too low. This act prompted a change in the federal sentencing guidelines for trafficking and possessing with intent to sell, drastically increasing jail terms for fewer numbers of pills in possession.
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.
Withdrawal is what happens when a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol discontinues use. There are numerous symptoms that take place both physically and emotionally when an addicted individual stops using. Withdrawal can last a few days to a few weeks and may include nausea or vomiting, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety. Keep in mind; this only occurs if a person has regular, heavy use of a drug or alcohol. Withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable without professional help. Treatment for withdrawal from alcohol or drugs may require a medical professional to be present. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is often the best way to overcome withdrawal and its symptoms as well as recovery from drug addiction.
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.
Relapse is a term used to describe when an individual who has quit using drugs starts using once again. A relapse can mean just a one time use, a long term continues period of using or anything in between after a period of sobriety has taken place. An individual begins to experience a psychological relapse long before their first use after
quitting. Some things that can lead to relapse both physically or psychologically include: 1. Being in the presence of drugs or alcohol, drug or alcohol users, or places where you used or bought chemicals. 2. Feelings we perceive as negative, particularly anger; also sadness, loneliness, guilt, fear, and anxiety. 3. Positive feelings that make you want to celebrate by using. 4. Listening to others past drug use stories and just dwelling on getting high. 5. Believing that you no longer have to worry (complacent). That is, that you are no longer stimulated to crave drugs/alcohol by any of the above situations or by anything else – and therefore maybe it’s safe for you to use occasionally.
Detox is necessary when an individual through their chronic use of drugs or alcohol has developed an addiction. The objective of detox is to help the individual achieve a drug and alcohol free state. Detox is intended to relieve the physical symptoms of withdrawal and helps prepare the individual for entry into drug rehabilitation. Therefore, the ultimate goal of detox is preparation for long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
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