Sullivan, MO Profile
Sullivan, MO, population 6,351 , is located
in Missouri's Franklin county,
about 59.7 miles from St Louis and 135.6 miles from Springfield.
In the 90's the population of Sullivan has grown by about 12%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Sullivan has been growing at an annual rate of less than one percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Sullivan area were higher than Missouri's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Missouri average.
Sullivan Gender Information
Males in Sullivan: 3,003 (47%)
Females in Sullivan: 3,348 (53%)
As % of Population in Sullivan
Race Diversity in Sullivan
As % of Population in Sullivan
Age Diversity in Sullivan
Median Age in Sullivan: 35.7 (Males in Sullivan: 32.6, Females in Sullivan: 38.5)
Sullivan Males Under 20: 15%
Sullivan Females Under 20: 13%
Sullivan Males 20 to 40: 13%
Sullivan Females 20 to 40: 14%
Sullivan Males 40 to 60: 10%
Sullivan Females 40 to 60: 12%
Sullivan Males Over 60: 8%
Sullivan Females Over 60: 14%
Economics in Sullivan
Sullivan Household Average Size: 2.4 people
Sullivan Median Household Income: $ 30,046
Sullivan Median Value of Homes: $ 73,600
Law Enforcement in Sullivan
Reported crimes in the Sullivan area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 2
Aggravated assault: 6
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 124
Motor vehicle theft: 11
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 4,171
Sullivan Location Information
Elevation: 987 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 7.4 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Sullivan
Oak Grove Village 1.3 Miles
St Cloud 4.1 Miles
Miramiguoa Park 5.4 Miles
Bourbon 5.9 Miles
Leasburg 10.9 Miles
St Clair 13.6 Miles
Parkway 13.7 Miles
Leslie 15.0 Miles
Gerald 16.2 Miles
Cuba 16.6 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Sullivan
St Louis 59.7 Miles
Springfield 135.6 Miles
Springfield 137.1 Miles
Independence 186.1 Miles
Peoria 191.3 Miles
Kansas City 194.6 Miles
Evansville 196.9 Miles
Overland Park 197.2 Miles
Kansas City 197.4 Miles
Memphis 220.4 Miles
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Under the Controlled Substance Act, cocaine is a Schedule II drug. This means that cocaine has a high potential for abuse and that abuse may lead to severe physical and psychological dependence. It also means that cocaine has accepted medical uses with severe restrictions. The only legal use of cocaine in the United States is as a local anesthetic. The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 and 1988 established federal mandatory minimum drug sentencing guidelines. The punishment exacted by the federal law is substantially greater than the punishment imposed by most state laws. For example, someone convicted of cocaine possession that receives a 12-year sentence in the state system may be liable for a mandatory life term if tried in the federal system. Also, most state laws do not differentiate between powder cocaine and crack cocaine. Federal law carries a much harsher penalty for crack than for powder. Possession of five grams of crack or 500 grams of powder carries a mandatory first-offense penalty of not less than five years in prison.
Many teens discovered Ecstasy in the 1990s as part of the "rave culture"-a scene centered on all-night dance parties with huge crowds, techno music, and flashing lights. Many "ravers" use the drug to fuel their marathon dancing. The hyperactivity alone has led to dozens of heatstroke deaths. Along with energizing the body, Ecstasy often generates feelings of happiness and affection. It does this, research suggests, by changing brain chemistry, specifically by releasing a chemical called serotonin (sehr-ah-TONE-nin). Serotonin helps regulate appetite, sleep patterns, memory, and moods. The brain releases serotonin during pleasant experiences, like falling in love or watching a great movie. Ecstasy, though, tricks the brain into releasing all of its serotonin supply at once. Some users try to overcome this by taking more Ecstasy. But since the serotonin has already been exhausted--it takes about two weeks for serotonin levels to return to normal--the drug can't reproduce the happy feelings. New research indicates that Ecstasy may lead to permanent brain damage. One of the chemical reactions caused by the drug creates a neurotoxin--a poison that damages the neurons that use serotonin. Without proper functioning of these neurons, the brain cannot generate positive feelings.
Drug addiction never dies easy, and only those drug rehab programs which serve the unique needs of their individual patients can hope to meet long-term success. Drug addiction is a personal thing, after all, and addiction recovery must be a personal undertaking. Addiction recovery is also, we should note, an ongoing undertaking, one that doesn't have any readily discernible endpoint. Sobriety, like drug addiction, is a lifestyle as much as a life goal, and staying clean over the long haul means actively choosing not to use. With that in mind, the most effective drug addiction center and drug treatment programs provide for the long-term care of their residents, with the ultimate goal of helping patients beat drug dependency forever. If you or someone you love has succumbed to drug abuse, that's the only outcome that could ever be good enough.
Addiction treatment is needed when an individual finds that they have developed a drug or alcohol addiction which they are not able to successful end on their own. With the help of addiction treatment, addicted individual can get help to control their drug taking behavior and live happy and successful lives. There are several addiction treatment options available for drug and alcohol addiction. Some of these options include self-help groups, counseling, drug rehabilitation programs (in and out-patient), and residential treatment facilities. Each of these differ
in their aims and outcomes and elements of these addiction treatment options are often
Drug addiction is a pattern of repeated drug taking that usually results in tolerance (the need for greater amounts of the drug to achieve the same effect), withdrawal (physical and cognitive effects when drug use declines or stops), and compulsive drug taking behavior (drug taking that persists despite efforts to reduce intake and despite problems with family, friends, and work). Drug addiction encompasses a diverse range of drugs (such as alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, and cocaine) and is caused by many different factors.
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.
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".
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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