Silver Spring, Maryland
Silver Spring, MD Profile
Silver Spring, MD, population 76,540 , is located
in Maryland's Montgomery county,
about 6.6 miles from Washington and 7.6 miles from Arlington.
In the 90's the population of Silver Spring has grown by about 1%.
Silver Spring Statistics
Silver Spring Gender Information
Males in Silver Spring: 36,964 (48%)
Females in Silver Spring: 39,576 (52%)
As % of Population in Silver Spring
Race Diversity in Silver Spring
African American: 28%
As % of Population in Silver Spring
Age Diversity in Silver Spring
Median Age in Silver Spring: 34.2 (Males in Silver Spring: 33.0, Females in Silver Spring: 35.4)
Silver Spring Males Under 20: 13%
Silver Spring Females Under 20: 12%
Silver Spring Males 20 to 40: 18%
Silver Spring Females 20 to 40: 18%
Silver Spring Males 40 to 60: 13%
Silver Spring Females 40 to 60: 14%
Silver Spring Males Over 60: 5%
Silver Spring Females Over 60: 8%
Economics in Silver Spring
Silver Spring Household Average Size: 2.5 people
Silver Spring Median Household Income: $ 51,653
Silver Spring Median Value of Homes: $ 183,300
Silver Spring Location Information
Elevation: 340 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 12.2 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Silver Spring
Takoma Park 1.3 Miles
Forest Glen 2.3 Miles
Langley Park 2.4 Miles
Martin's Additions 2.5 Miles
North Chevy Chase 2.6 Miles
Chevy Chase Five 2.6 Miles
Chillum 2.7 Miles
Chevy Chase Three 2.7 Miles
Chevy Chase 3.0 Miles
Adelphi 3.0 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Silver Spring
Washington 6.6 Miles
Arlington 7.6 Miles
Alexandria 12.9 Miles
Baltimore 30.4 Miles
Richmond 102.1 Miles
Philadelphia 119.6 Miles
Allentown 138.5 Miles
Hampton 140.6 Miles
Newport News 142.9 Miles
Norfolk 153.7 Miles
First Use: First use, or "initiation," of drug use of prescription painkillers is a disturbing trend. In 2007, of the 2.7 million people, aged 12 and older using a drug for the first time, 60.1 percent were under the age of 18 when they first used. Of the same number, 30.6 of those were medications that can be found in a medicine cabinet, including pain killers and sedatives.
Despite growing concerns about its possible dangers, cocaine use in America grew through the early 1980s. In 1985, estimates by various government health agencies placed the number of people who had used it at least once at about 7 million. Of this number, about 5.5 million used it occasionally; about 600,000 were considered habitual users, defined by using it more than 51 times a year.
Alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), and oxazepam (Serax) are metabolized and cleared from the body more quickly than the other members of this family, and are therefore more likely to produce withdrawal symptoms when they are discontinued. These three drugs, however, are less likely to produce side effects such as impaired coordination, concentration, and memory; and muscular weakness or sedation.
The production of methamphetamine has been made more difficult by federal regulations aimed at controlling the flow of precursor chemicals such as ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, as well as other necessary components. Through theft, subterfuge, forgeries, personal connections and sheer willpower, determined cooks are able to collect enough materials to make some home-grown meth. Being determined and being safe are two different things -- almost 6 pounds (2.7 kilograms) of toxic material is produced for each pound of meth cooked. This fact, however, doesn't stop crystal meth addicts from brewing sloppy batches of fuming, stinking, toxic speed in poorly ventilated environments. Houses used as meth labs are often uninhabitable afterward, and cities and states involved in meth lab busts often don't bother with seizing the property, since nobody in their right mind would purchase it at an auction, even at a steep discount. Small meth labs can be found in suburban houses, motel rooms, car trunks, in campsites or in the woods. Outdoor operations often result in water contamination and a dying-off of nearby vegetation.
Drug abuse is defined as the chronic or habitual use of any chemical substance to alter states of body or mind for other than medically warranted purposes. Drug abuse is a problem which has an effect on people of all income levels,
ages, and stations in life. Quite often the last person to see that there is a
problem is the drug abuser them self. Every year, more and more people become
drug addicts in their pursuit to get "high".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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