Wentzville, MO Profile
Wentzville, MO, population 6,896 , is located
in Missouri's St. Charles county,
about 37.6 miles from St Louis and 94.2 miles from Springfield.
In the 90's the population of Wentzville has grown by about 36%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Wentzville has been growing at an annual rate of 23.9 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Wentzville area were higher than Missouri's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Missouri average.
Wentzville Gender Information
Males in Wentzville: 3,220 (47%)
Females in Wentzville: 3,676 (53%)
As % of Population in Wentzville
Race Diversity in Wentzville
African American: 12%
As % of Population in Wentzville
Age Diversity in Wentzville
Median Age in Wentzville: 30.8 (Males in Wentzville: 29.7, Females in Wentzville: 32.3)
Wentzville Males Under 20: 17%
Wentzville Females Under 20: 18%
Wentzville Males 20 to 40: 14%
Wentzville Females 20 to 40: 15%
Wentzville Males 40 to 60: 11%
Wentzville Females 40 to 60: 12%
Wentzville Males Over 60: 5%
Wentzville Females Over 60: 9%
Economics in Wentzville
Wentzville Household Average Size: 2.76 people
Wentzville Median Household Income: $ 47,232
Wentzville Median Value of Homes: $ 112,300
Law Enforcement in Wentzville
Reported crimes in the Wentzville area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 8
Aggravated assault: 25
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 378
Motor vehicle theft: 23
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 3,981
Wentzville Location Information
Elevation: 603 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 9.7 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Wentzville
Flint Hill 3.0 Miles
Josephville 3.7 Miles
Lake St Louis 3.7 Miles
Foristell 5.6 Miles
St Paul 6.9 Miles
New Melle 7.2 Miles
Dardenne Prairie 7.3 Miles
Chain of Rocks 7.7 Miles
O'Fallon 8.2 Miles
Wright City 9.1 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Wentzville
St Louis 37.6 Miles
Springfield 94.2 Miles
Peoria 146.5 Miles
Springfield 173.0 Miles
Evansville 187.9 Miles
Independence 192.6 Miles
Kansas City 201.4 Miles
Kansas City 204.1 Miles
Overland Park 205.8 Miles
Cedar Rapids 225.0 Miles
Cocaine is reported as readily available by 47% of 12th graders.
Mexico. In the 1970s, Mexico began to smuggle significant amounts of heroin into the United States, replacing Turkey as the principal heroin supplier for U.S. addicts. Opium is grown and harvested twice a year—winter and spring—in Mexico's states of Sinaloa, Chihuahua, and Durango. In the 1990s, harvesting has become year round, and cultivation has expanded to include Mexico's west coast from Sinaloa to the Mexican-Guatemalan border. Supplying an estimated 23 percent of the heroin consumed in the United States, Mexicantraffickers produce both traditional brown and black-tar heroin, although the predominant type smuggled into the United States is the black-tar type. Conversion from the popular "Mexican brown" in the 1970s to the black-tar variety is a result of traffickers using more cost-effective mobile laboratories. The mobile labs are much harder to detect and can move with the harvesters, as they go from field to field collecting the opium gum and producing the purer black tar preferred by U.S. addicts. Although the mobile labs are found near the fields, Mexican law-enforcement personnel are also finding them near towns and cities, where chemicals and security can be acquired more easily. The administration of President Carlos Salinas (1988-1994) instituted effective law enforcement, including strong measures to combat official corruption, a 40 percent increase in opium eradication, and increased cocaine interdiction.
Upon taking a dose of ecstasy the user feels a rush, sometimes within the first 20 minutes, followed by a peak high that levels off before a period of "coming down." For some, the "coming down" is better described as a "crash" that involves the negative mental effects associated with ecstasy use. Many of the negative effects continue beyond the period of actively using the drug. In the days following an episode of ecstasy use, the user often experiences depression, difficulty concentrating, and disturbances in mood, sleep, and appetite. Also common are paranoia, confusion, and impulsive or irrational behavior, in addition to muscle aches and stiffness from excessive activity usually associated with its use. Although the majority of ecstasy users consider the experience a positive one, with repeated use the initial euphoria felt with ecstasy use becomes less intense, and the undesired effects eventually tend to outweigh the desired ones
Approximately 70–80 percent of new Hepatitis C infections in the U.S. each year are the result of injection drug use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Relapse is a term used to describe when an individual who has quit using drugs starts using once again. A relapse can mean just a one time use, a long term continues period of using or anything in between after a period of sobriety has taken place. An individual begins to experience a psychological relapse long before their first use after
quitting. Some things that can lead to relapse both physically or psychologically include: 1. Being in the presence of drugs or alcohol, drug or alcohol users, or places where you used or bought chemicals. 2. Feelings we perceive as negative, particularly anger; also sadness, loneliness, guilt, fear, and anxiety. 3. Positive feelings that make you want to celebrate by using. 4. Listening to others past drug use stories and just dwelling on getting high. 5. Believing that you no longer have to worry (complacent). That is, that you are no longer stimulated to crave drugs/alcohol by any of the above situations or by anything else – and therefore maybe it’s safe for you to use occasionally.
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