Maryland Heights, Missouri
Maryland Heights, MO Profile
Maryland Heights, MO, population 25,756 , is located
in Missouri's St. Louis county,
about 13.9 miles from St Louis and 86.3 miles from Springfield.
In the 90's the population of Maryland Heights has grown by about 1%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Maryland Heights has been declining at an annual rate of less than one percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Maryland Heights area were higher than Missouri's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Missouri average.
Maryland Heights Statistics
Maryland Heights Gender Information
Males in Maryland Heights: 12,729 (49%)
Females in Maryland Heights: 13,027 (51%)
As % of Population in Maryland Heights
Race Diversity in Maryland Heights
African American: 6%
As % of Population in Maryland Heights
Age Diversity in Maryland Heights
Median Age in Maryland Heights: 34.2 (Males in Maryland Heights: 32.8, Females in Maryland Heights: 35.5)
Maryland Heights Males Under 20: 12%
Maryland Heights Females Under 20: 12%
Maryland Heights Males 20 to 40: 19%
Maryland Heights Females 20 to 40: 18%
Maryland Heights Males 40 to 60: 12%
Maryland Heights Females 40 to 60: 14%
Maryland Heights Males Over 60: 6%
Maryland Heights Females Over 60: 8%
Economics in Maryland Heights
Maryland Heights Household Average Size: 2.25 people
Maryland Heights Median Household Income: $ 48,689
Maryland Heights Median Value of Homes: $ 107,000
Law Enforcement in Maryland Heights
Reported crimes in the Maryland Heights area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 2
Forcible rape: 2
Aggravated assault: 12
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 116
Motor vehicle theft: 84
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 4,335
Maryland Heights Location Information
Elevation: 525 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 21.0 Square Miles.
Water Area: 2.2 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Maryland Heights
Champ 2.1 Miles
St Ann 2.7 Miles
Breckenridge Hills 3.4 Miles
Creve Coeur 3.6 Miles
Overland 3.7 Miles
Bridgeton 3.9 Miles
Edmundson 3.9 Miles
Woodson Terrace 3.9 Miles
Sycamore Hills 4.4 Miles
Olivette 4.4 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Maryland Heights
St Louis 13.9 Miles
Springfield 86.3 Miles
Peoria 144.1 Miles
Evansville 164.0 Miles
Springfield 187.6 Miles
Independence 216.1 Miles
Kansas City 224.9 Miles
Clarksville 226.0 Miles
Kansas City 227.6 Miles
Overland Park 229.2 Miles
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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.
Alcohol abuse can negatively affect a person's health, but consuming alcohol in moderation can actually improve quality and length of life. Alcohol is known to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Because of this, moderate drinkers tend to live longer than those who abstain from drinking or abuse alcohol. The Department of Health says that it is safe, relatively speaking, for men to drink up to 3 units of alcohol per day and for women to drink up to 2 units of alcohol per day. The average human can break down 1 unit of alcohol per hour. To give an idea of how much this is, one pint of lager or cider holds 2 units, and a small glass of wine holds 1.5 units. However, many people do not or cannot draw the line at a couple of drinks. For heavy drinkers, the possibility of developing serious health problems is high. Alcohol affects the body internally and externally, along with a person's mental and psychological well-being.
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.
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
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.
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.
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