Orange, New Jersey
Orange, NJ Profile
Orange, NJ, population 32,868 , is located
in New Jersey's Essex county,
about 4.0 miles from Newark and 7.5 miles from Elizabeth.
In the 90's the population of Orange has grown by about 10%.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Orange area were higher than New Jersey's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be higher than the New Jersey average.
Orange Gender Information
Males in Orange: 15,199 (46%)
Females in Orange: 17,669 (54%)
As % of Population in Orange
Race Diversity in Orange
African American: 75%
As % of Population in Orange
Age Diversity in Orange
Median Age in Orange: 32.5 (Males in Orange: 30.3, Females in Orange: 34.2)
Orange Males Under 20: 16%
Orange Females Under 20: 15%
Orange Males 20 to 40: 15%
Orange Females 20 to 40: 17%
Orange Males 40 to 60: 10%
Orange Females 40 to 60: 13%
Orange Males Over 60: 5%
Orange Females Over 60: 9%
Economics in Orange
Orange Household Average Size: 2.73 people
Orange Median Household Income: $ 35,759
Orange Median Value of Homes: $ 132,400
Law Enforcement in Orange
Reported crimes in the Orange area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 2
Forcible rape: 8
Aggravated assault: 162
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 1,229
Motor vehicle theft: 762
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 6,449
Orange Location Information
Elevation: 204 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 2.2 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Orange
East Orange 1.5 Miles
West Orange 2.0 Miles
South Orange 2.1 Miles
Maplewood 2.2 Miles
Irvington 2.7 Miles
Glen Ridge 2.8 Miles
Bloomfield 3.5 Miles
Newark 4.0 Miles
East Newark 4.0 Miles
Montclair 4.0 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Orange
Newark 4.0 Miles
Elizabeth 7.5 Miles
Jersey City 8.6 Miles
Paterson 10.6 Miles
New York 12.5 Miles
Yonkers 20.7 Miles
Stamford 41.2 Miles
Bridgeport 60.3 Miles
Allentown 66.9 Miles
Philadelphia 74.9 Miles
Abuse of Barbiturates: Many people who take barbiturates with a doctor's prescription to treat insomnia become dependent to some degree. Some of these individuals abuse the drug by taking increasingly larger doses to get the euphoric effect rather than to get the intended effect of sleepiness. In need of ever more drug, the person may obtain prescriptions from a number of doctors and take them to a number of pharmacists, or may buy the drug from illegal dealers. The person may abuse the drug daily or during binges that last from a day to many weeks at a time. This pattern of using barbiturates for the euphoric effect is more common among people who begin by buying barbiturates from illicit sources than among those who begin by seeking help for insomnia. People who are dependent on a particular drug often take barbiturates to boost the first drug's effects. Alcohol and heroin are also commonly taken together in this way. Since barbiturates are "downers," people also take them to counteract the unwanted over stimulation that stimulant drugs produce. Abusers of stimulants such as cocaine or amphetamines ("uppers") use barbiturates to come down from the continued high. Also, barbiturates are used to ward off the early signs of withdrawal from alcohol.
Alcohol acts as a depressant on the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). It also has a depressant effect on the peripheral nervous system (the nerves throughout the rest of the body). Long-term, heavy drinking often leads to physical dependence on alcohol, a condition in which a person's body cannot function normally without the presence of alcohol. A person who is dependent on alcohol and who then suddenly stops drinking goes through a painful and potentially life-threatening withdrawal syndrome as the body adjusts to the absence of alcohol. The goals of treatment of alcoholic withdrawal syndrome are to relieve discomfort and to prevent medical complications. Treatment of withdrawal sometimes involves medications. While alcohol withdrawal requires careful medical attention, getting through this phase does not mean that an individual has received treatment for alcoholism itself. After the immediate problems associated with withdrawal from regular use of alcohol have passed, an alcoholic person will still need to undergo intensive (and, some would say, lifelong) treatment for their addiction to alcohol.
Of the women who reported drinking during their pregnancy, 66% reported drinking in their first trimester; 54% reported drinking in their third trimester.
The World Health Organization's survey of legal and illegal drug use in 17 countries, including the Netherlands and other countries with less stringent drug laws, shows Americans report the highest level of cocaine and marijuana use. For example, Americans were four times more likely to report using cocaine in their lifetime than the next closest country, New Zealand (16% vs. 4%) Marijuana use was more widely reported worldwide, and the U.S. also had the highest rate of use at 42.4% compared with 41.9% of New Zealanders. In contrast, in the Netherlands, which has more liberal drug policies than the U.S., only 1.9% of people reported cocaine use and 19.8% reported marijuana use.
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.
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.
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.
Dependence is the compulsive use of a substance despite negative consequences which can be severe; drug dependence is simply excessive use of a drug or use of a drug for purposes for which it was not medically intended. Physical dependence on a substance (needing a drug to function) is not necessary or sufficient to define addiction. There are some substances that don't cause addiction but do cause physical dependence (for example, some blood pressure medications) and substances that cause addiction but not classic physical dependence (cocaine withdrawal, for example, it does not have symptoms like vomiting and chills; it is mainly characterized by depression).
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.
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