Vernonia, OR Profile
Vernonia, OR, population 2,228 , is located
in Oregon's Columbia county,
about 29.8 miles from Vancouver and 34.1 miles from Portland.
In the 90's the population of Vernonia has grown by about 23%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Vernonia has been growing at an annual rate of less than one percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Vernonia area were lower than Oregon's average.
Vernonia Gender Information
Males in Vernonia: 1,111 (50%)
Females in Vernonia: 1,117 (50%)
As % of Population in Vernonia
Race Diversity in Vernonia
Native American: 1%
As % of Population in Vernonia
Age Diversity in Vernonia
Median Age in Vernonia: 32.1 (Males in Vernonia: 31.8, Females in Vernonia: 32.3)
Vernonia Males Under 20: 18%
Vernonia Females Under 20: 18%
Vernonia Males 20 to 40: 14%
Vernonia Females 20 to 40: 14%
Vernonia Males 40 to 60: 12%
Vernonia Females 40 to 60: 12%
Vernonia Males Over 60: 6%
Vernonia Females Over 60: 6%
Economics in Vernonia
Vernonia Household Average Size: 2.82 people
Vernonia Median Household Income: $ 41,181
Vernonia Median Value of Homes: $ 115,300
Law Enforcement in Vernonia
Reported crimes in the Vernonia area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 0
Aggravated assault: 0
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: N/A
Motor vehicle theft: 1
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 2,117
Vernonia Location Information
Elevation: 621 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 1.4 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Vernonia
Clatskanie 16.8 Miles
Scappoose 16.8 Miles
Banks 17.0 Miles
St Helens 18.6 Miles
Columbia City 18.7 Miles
Kalama 19.7 Miles
Prescott 19.7 Miles
Rainier 20.2 Miles
North Plains 20.5 Miles
Woodland 21.8 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Vernonia
Vancouver 29.8 Miles
Portland 34.1 Miles
Salem 63.8 Miles
Tacoma 102.8 Miles
Eugene 125.1 Miles
Seattle 127.6 Miles
Bellevue 130.0 Miles
Spokane 300.2 Miles
Boise 376.7 Miles
Reno 470.1 Miles
43% of Americans have been exposed to alcoholism in their families.
The 1999 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey found the proportion of American students reporting use of powdered cocaine rose during the 1990s. In 1991, 2.3% of eighth-graders stated that they had used cocaine in their lifetime.
When insufflating cocaine, absorption through the nasal membranes is approximately 30.60%, with higher doses leading to increased absorption efficiency.
Receptors can be stimulated by compounds called AGONISTS, or blocked by compounds called ANTAGONISTS. Antagonists prevent the action of agonists. For example, NALTREXONE, an antagonist, will prevent MORPHINE, an agonist, from having any effect. A major achievement of research in drug abuse over the past thirty years has been the identification and study of almost all receptors for drugs of abuse. Receptors are generally classified into two types: an ion channel type and a coupled type receptor or "G protein". NICOTINE acts at one of the former and morphine at one of the latter. However, sometimes the initial molecular site that a drug acts at is not one of these two classical types of receptors. For example, COCAINE acts at another kind of molecule called a transporter for DOPAMINE; after cocaine binds at this site, dopamine transport in the brain is blocked, which then results in increased actions at the dopamine receptor. Since receptors are the initial, molecular sites of binding of drugs, they are clearly of interest in understanding how drugs produce their effects and how we might develop medications for drug abuse treatments.
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.
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.
Drug Side Effects
Drug addiction and abuse comes with a heavy price. There are drastic drug side effects associated with drug misuse and abuse. Drug side effects from legal and illegal drugs can range from mild itching to comas and death. In addition to the physical drug side effects mentioned, there are many psychological drug side effects of drug abuse; the most serious being drug addiction and overdose.
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.
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.
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