Kearney, MO Profile
Kearney, MO, population 5,472 , is located
in Missouri's Clay county,
about 19.3 miles from Independence and 21.9 miles from Kansas City.
In the 90's the population of Kearney has grown by about 206%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Kearney has been growing at an annual rate of 6.2 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Kearney area were lower than Missouri's average.
Kearney Gender Information
Males in Kearney: 2,647 (48%)
Females in Kearney: 2,825 (52%)
As % of Population in Kearney
Race Diversity in Kearney
As % of Population in Kearney
Age Diversity in Kearney
Median Age in Kearney: 31.1 (Males in Kearney: 30.5, Females in Kearney: 32.0)
Kearney Males Under 20: 18%
Kearney Females Under 20: 18%
Kearney Males 20 to 40: 15%
Kearney Females 20 to 40: 16%
Kearney Males 40 to 60: 11%
Kearney Females 40 to 60: 11%
Kearney Males Over 60: 4%
Kearney Females Over 60: 7%
Economics in Kearney
Kearney Household Average Size: 2.84 people
Kearney Median Household Income: $ 56,603
Kearney Median Value of Homes: $ 114,100
Law Enforcement in Kearney
Reported crimes in the Kearney area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 0
Aggravated assault: 0
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: N/A
Motor vehicle theft: 8
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 2,032
Kearney Location Information
Elevation: 849 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 4.2 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Kearney
Mosby 5.1 Miles
Holt 6.0 Miles
Prathersville 6.1 Miles
Excelsior Springs 7.5 Miles
Excelsior Estates 8.4 Miles
Homestead 8.6 Miles
Liberty 9.0 Miles
Crystal Lakes 9.2 Miles
Missouri City 9.6 Miles
Lawson 9.8 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Kearney
Independence 19.3 Miles
Kansas City 21.9 Miles
Kansas City 22.6 Miles
Overland Park 31.4 Miles
Topeka 73.9 Miles
Omaha 154.9 Miles
Lincoln 157.1 Miles
Des Moines 159.4 Miles
Springfield 159.7 Miles
Wichita 198.3 Miles
Although prescription drug abuse affects many Americans, some concerning trends can be seen among older adults, adolescents, and women. Several indicators suggest that prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the United States. According to the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 4.7 million Americans used prescription drugs nonmedically for the first time in 2002.
Long-term treatment, as long as two years, has yielded the best results for inhalant abusers. This treatment includes identifying the underlying causes of drug use among addicts, teaching them better coping skills, and helping them to sever ties with their drug-abusing peers.
Like all drugs, cocaine produces particular effects on the brain. In the view of some drug-abuse therapists, dependence on cocaine is a behavior that begins and continues because of those biological effects. Cocaine produces a reaction in the brain that increases the likelihood that a person will take the drug again. Environmental factors also determine whether a person will become dependent on cocaine. These factors include (1) the person's peers, (2) a desire for acceptance by others, and (3) the person's belief that drug use will have no negative consequences. In addition, research has clearly demonstrated that cocaine users try to obtain and use the drug at certain times of day, in response to certain events, and in response to certain of their own emotional states. The goal, then, of behavioral therapy is to change these "using" conditions and creating new conditions that encourage abstinence from cocaine.
Drug abuse treatment. Since the late 1980s, research has shown that treating drug abuse is an effective way to prevent the spread of HIV. Drug abusers in treatment stop or reduce their drug use and related risk behaviors, including drug injection and unsafe sexual practices. Drug treatment programs also serve an important role in disseminating current information on HIV/AIDS and related diseases, providing counseling and testing services, and offering referrals for medical and social services.
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.
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 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".
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.
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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