De Soto, Missouri
De Soto, MO Profile
De Soto, MO, population 6,375 , is located
in Missouri's Jefferson county,
about 38.9 miles from St Louis and 125.0 miles from Springfield.
In the 90's the population of De Soto has grown by about 6%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of De Soto has been growing at an annual rate of less than one percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the De Soto area were higher than Missouri's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be higher than the Missouri average.
De Soto Statistics
De Soto Gender Information
Males in De Soto: 2,971 (47%)
Females in De Soto: 3,404 (53%)
As % of Population in De Soto
Race Diversity in De Soto
African American: 2%
As % of Population in De Soto
Age Diversity in De Soto
Median Age in De Soto: 37.3 (Males in De Soto: 34.1, Females in De Soto: 39.9)
De Soto Males Under 20: 14%
De Soto Females Under 20: 14%
De Soto Males 20 to 40: 13%
De Soto Females 20 to 40: 13%
De Soto Males 40 to 60: 11%
De Soto Females 40 to 60: 12%
De Soto Males Over 60: 8%
De Soto Females Over 60: 14%
Economics in De Soto
De Soto Household Average Size: 2.42 people
De Soto Median Household Income: $ 30,725
De Soto Median Value of Homes: $ 66,900
Law Enforcement in De Soto
Reported crimes in the De Soto area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 1
Forcible rape: 3
Aggravated assault: 37
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 640
Motor vehicle theft: 18
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 4,696
De Soto Location Information
Elevation: 503 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 3.3 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to De Soto
Olympian Village 5.3 Miles
Hillsboro 6.4 Miles
Festus 10.3 Miles
Crystal City 11.1 Miles
Horine 11.3 Miles
Herculaneum 13.0 Miles
Pevely 13.2 Miles
Cedar Hill Lakes 14.3 Miles
Bonne Terre 15.0 Miles
Cedar Hill 15.5 Miles
Big Cities Nearest De Soto
St Louis 38.9 Miles
Springfield 125.0 Miles
Springfield 163.2 Miles
Evansville 163.7 Miles
Peoria 184.0 Miles
Clarksville 208.0 Miles
Memphis 208.7 Miles
Independence 218.7 Miles
Kansas City 227.3 Miles
Overland Park 230.1 Miles
Signs of addiction to benzodiazepines can be both specific and nonspecific. Chronic abuse can be signaled by the return of anxiety, insomnia, anorexia, headaches, and weakness in muscles. Changes in appearance and behavior that affect relationships and performance at work can be some of the nonspecific signs. Abrupt mood changes can also be a nonspecific sign. Addicted individuals will feel an intense craving for the drug, and then become ill if it is not obtained. Higher and higher doses are usually needed to achieve the same effects. Sudden cessation of the drug may cause withdrawal symptoms including shaking, nervousness, vomiting, fast heartbeat, sweating, and insomnia. Seizures or hallucinations can occur, but rarely. Individuals who are addicted to benzodiazepines should not try to quit "cold turkey" on their own. Often, individuals addicted to a benzodiazepine have an addiction to another substance or drug, such as cocaine or alcohol. These multiple addictions are complicated. Recovery from these addictions should not be attempted alone. Withdrawal from abuse of benzodiazepines may cause life-threatening complications.
Is it safe to drink alcohol during pregnancy? Do the words "alcohol and pregnancy" ever result in something positive? In a word, no. Why? Because drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a number of dangerous consequences and harmful effects on the baby. For example, drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause mental retardation and/or learning and behavioral problems that can last a lifetime. Not surprisingly, the exact amount of alcohol that is required to cause these problems is not precisely known. What IS known, however, is that these alcohol-related birth defects are 100% avoidable, simply by refraining from drinking alcohol during pregnancy. As a consequence, the safest course for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant is abstaining from drinking alcohol.
The major suppliers of cocaine in the U.S. are Colombia drug gangs and drug lords. The Colombians uses drug smugglers in Mexico to transport cocaine over the border.
Codeine is a Schedule III drug. These drugs have less potential for abuse than Schedule I or II drugs, an accepted medical use in the United States, and the likeli-hood of moderate or low physical dependence if abused. Federal trafficking penalties for a first offense of a Schedule III substance is not more than five years and fines of up to $250,000 for individuals and one million dollars for organizations. A second offense carries a maximum of 30 years to life if a death is involved and fines up to two and 10 million dollars.
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.
An addict is an individual who has a compulsive urge to use drugs, to the point where they feel they have no effective choice but to continue use. An addict will continue their self destructive behaviors in order to feel good or to avoid
feeling bad. It can dominate their mind, and keep them coming back for more. The addiction can be
different for each addict, depending on their vice and the kind of person they
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.
Alcoholism, also known as "alcohol dependence," is a condition that includes craving and continued alcohol abuse despite repeated drinking-related problems, such as losing a job or getting into trouble with the law. It includes four major areas:Craving: - A strong need, or compulsion, to drink. Impaired control: -The inability to limit one's drinking on any given occasion. Physical dependence: -Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety, when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking. Tolerance: - The need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to feel its effects.
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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