Kingwood, West Virginia
Kingwood, WV Profile
Kingwood, WV, population 2,944.
Kingwood Gender Information
Males in Kingwood: 1,345 (50.00%)
Females in Kingwood: 1,599 (50.00%)
As % of Population in Kingwood
Race Diversity in Kingwood
African American: 37.80%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 24.39%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.00%
As % of Population in Kingwood
Age Diversity in Kingwood
Median Age in Kingwood: 41.80
Kingwood People age 0 to 4: 149 (5.06)%
Kingwood People age 5 to 9: 182 (6.18)%
Kingwood People age 10 to 14: 182 (6.18)%
Kingwood People age 15 to 19: 207 (7.03)%
Kingwood People age 20 to 24: 158 (5.37)%
Kingwood People age 25 to 34: 336 (11.41)%
Kingwood People age 35 to 44: 417 (14.16)%
Kingwood People age 45 to 54: 448 (15.22)%
Kingwood People age 55 to 59: 166 (5.64)%
Kingwood People age 60 to 64: 161 (5.47)%
Kingwood People age 65 to 74: 251 (8.53)%
Kingwood People age 75 to 84: 219 (7.44)%
Kingwood People age 85 plus: 68 (2.31)%
Economics in Kingwood
Kingwood Household Average Size: 2.28 people
Kingwood Median Household Income: $29,155
Kingwood Median Value of Homes: $68,600
Nearby Towns & Cities to Kingwood
Albright 4.76 Miles
Tunnelton 8.19 Miles
Terra Alta 10.71 Miles
Bruceton Mills 11.08 Miles
Rowlesburg 11.54 Miles
Brandonville 11.97 Miles
Cheat Lake 12.66 Miles
Granville 16.71 Miles
Star City 17.19 Miles
Point Marion 18.04 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Kingwood(Population 100,000+)
Pittsburgh 65.58 Miles
Columbus 176.65 Miles
Winston Salem 237.40 Miles
Newport News 243.54 Miles
Philadelphia 245.55 Miles
Durham 247.53 Miles
Cincinnati 256.72 Miles
Virginia Beach 270.64 Miles
Sterling Heights 273.02 Miles
Ann Arbor 283.49 Miles
Fires and burns are the fourth leading cause of accidental death in the United States, according to Baker and co-workers. Alcohol involvement has been estimated in 12 to 83 percent of these fatalities (with a median value of 46%), and between 0 and 50 percent among nonfatal burn injuries (with a median value of 17%). In a review of studies of burn victims, Hingson and Howland (1993) estimated that about 50 percent of burn fatalities were intoxicatedand that alcohol exposure is most frequent among victims of fires caused by cigarettes.
Cross-Tolerance and Cross-Dependence: The term acquired tolerance is applied to tolerance developing to the actions of the same drug that has been administered repeatedly. However, if a seconddrug has actions similar to those of the first, an individual who becomes tolerant to the first drug is usually also tolerant to the second drug, even on the first occasion when the latter is used. This phenomenon is called cross-tolerance, and it may be partial or complete—it may extend to all the effects of the seconddrug, or only to some of them. The adaptive changes in the nervous system that give rise to acquired tolerance are believed by most researchers (though not all) to be responsible also for the development of physical dependence. Thus, an adaptive change in cell function, opposite in direction to the effect of the drug, will offset the latter when the drug is present (tolerance), but will give rise to a withdrawal sign or symptom when the drug is removed. The term neuroadaptive state has been proposed to designate all the physiological changes underlying the development of tolerance and physical dependence. If the second drug, to which cross-tolerance is present, is given during withdrawal from the first, it can prevent or suppress the withdrawal effect; this is known as cross-dependence. A related concept is that of transfer of dependence, from a first drug on which a person has become dependent to a second drug with similar effects, that has been given therapeutically to relieve the withdrawal signs produced by the first.
Marijuana is most often smoked but can be eaten or steeped in tea to drink. Most over-doses occur actually when the drug is eaten because it is easier to consume a large dose all at once. Marijuana side effects from an overdose include toxic psychosis including hallucinations, delusions and a loss of self-identification. When smoked, marijuana is rolled up into a cigarette called a joint or smoked in a pipe or water pipe called a bong. Marijuana has many street names like pot, hash, chronic and there are many paraphernalia available to smoke it.
If you are addicted to meth, meth withdrawal will give exactly the reverse effects of the drug. Instead of the drug's euphoria and curbing the need to eat and sleep, withdrawal causes excessive hunger and fatigue, different from heroin withdrawal, but equally distressing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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