Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Pleasant Hill, MO Profile
Pleasant Hill, MO, population 5,582 , is located
in Missouri's Cass county,
about 22.4 miles from Independence and 25.5 miles from Overland Park.
In the 90's the population of Pleasant Hill has grown by about 46%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Pleasant Hill has been growing at an annual rate of 3.3 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Pleasant Hill area were lower than Missouri's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Missouri average.
Pleasant Hill Statistics
Pleasant Hill Gender Information
Males in Pleasant Hill: 2,711 (49%)
Females in Pleasant Hill: 2,871 (51%)
As % of Population in Pleasant Hill
Race Diversity in Pleasant Hill
As % of Population in Pleasant Hill
Age Diversity in Pleasant Hill
Median Age in Pleasant Hill: 32.6 (Males in Pleasant Hill: 31.4, Females in Pleasant Hill: 33.8)
Pleasant Hill Males Under 20: 17%
Pleasant Hill Females Under 20: 16%
Pleasant Hill Males 20 to 40: 15%
Pleasant Hill Females 20 to 40: 15%
Pleasant Hill Males 40 to 60: 11%
Pleasant Hill Females 40 to 60: 11%
Pleasant Hill Males Over 60: 6%
Pleasant Hill Females Over 60: 9%
Economics in Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill Household Average Size: 2.66 people
Pleasant Hill Median Household Income: $ 48,915
Pleasant Hill Median Value of Homes: $ 91,000
Law Enforcement in Pleasant Hill
Reported crimes in the Pleasant Hill area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 2
Aggravated assault: 3
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 83
Motor vehicle theft: 6
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 2,792
Pleasant Hill Location Information
Elevation: 909 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 4.1 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Pleasant Hill
Baldwin Park 1.4 Miles
Lake Winnebago 5.7 Miles
Strasburg 5.9 Miles
Greenwood 6.0 Miles
Lone Jack 7.7 Miles
East Lynne 8.5 Miles
Lake Lotawana 9.5 Miles
Raymore 9.9 Miles
Gunn City 10.1 Miles
Harrisonville 10.2 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Pleasant Hill
Independence 22.4 Miles
Overland Park 25.5 Miles
Kansas City 27.3 Miles
Kansas City 29.7 Miles
Topeka 77.9 Miles
Springfield 120.9 Miles
Wichita 183.1 Miles
Lincoln 188.7 Miles
Omaha 192.4 Miles
Des Moines 197.7 Miles
It may be hard to believe, but soon your son or daughter will be packing up to head off to college for the first time. This will be a new stage in your relationship- one that demands new ways to connect, interact, and communicate. When it comes to alcohol and other drugs, the "Just Say No" approach is probably too simplistic. By the time they reach older adolescence, many teens have been exposed to alcohol and drugs and may have seen classmates or friends experiment without negative consequences. Scare tactics are unlikely to work and are more likely to elicit looks of boredom and disbelief. Instead, your soon-to-be college student needs thoughtful communication, education about the facts, reasoned discussion of expectations, and strategies for making wise choices. Although teens sometimes seems to have one foot out the door, parents STILL MATTER and you can help your teen make decisions not to drink, smoke, or use other drugs. Nobody said parenting was easy. The more independent your teen gets the more you may feel yourself caught between wanting to hold on and getting ready to let go. Even though it may feel like he or she is almost an adult, your college-bound teen still looks to you for guidance and support. Stay involved, because your influence and advice makes a difference.
In 1983 laws were passed in the United States prohibiting possession of precursors and equipment for methamphetamine production; this was followed a month later by a bill passed in Canada enacting similar laws.
Between 1988 and 1999, expenditures on cocaine and heroin fell. While a decrease in the number of casual users of cocaine played some role in this trend, it is largely due to a fall in the street price of each drug. According to DEA statistics, heroin and cocaine prices are at record lows, and the purity at almost all-time highs.
People under the influence of drugs also lose their inhibitions and put themselves in dangerous situations. One of the most common of these is having unprotected sexual relations. This can lead to contracting a sexually transmitted disease or to an unplanned pregnancy. Mia recalls, "I ended up having sex with guys when I didn't really want to just because I was high. It wasn't exactly against my will; it was just that I was feeling so high that even though I wanted to say 'no,' I just couldn't."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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