Morgantown, West Virginia
Morgantown, WV Profile
Morgantown, WV, population 26,809 , is located
in West Virginia's Monongalia county,
about 56.1 miles from Pittsburgh and 129.9 miles from Akron.
In the 90's the population of Morgantown has grown by about 4%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Morgantown has been growing at an annual rate of 1.3 percent.
Morgantown Gender Information
Males in Morgantown: 13,711 (51%)
Females in Morgantown: 13,098 (49%)
As % of Population in Morgantown
Race Diversity in Morgantown
African American: 4%
As % of Population in Morgantown
Age Diversity in Morgantown
Median Age in Morgantown: 23.1 (Males in Morgantown: 22.8, Females in Morgantown: 23.7)
Morgantown Males Under 20: 14%
Morgantown Females Under 20: 13%
Morgantown Males 20 to 40: 25%
Morgantown Females 20 to 40: 20%
Morgantown Males 40 to 60: 7%
Morgantown Females 40 to 60: 8%
Morgantown Males Over 60: 5%
Morgantown Females Over 60: 8%
Economics in Morgantown
Morgantown Household Average Size: 2.08 people
Morgantown Median Household Income: $ 20,649
Morgantown Median Value of Homes: $ 92,900
Morgantown Location Information
Elevation: 947 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 7.7 Square Miles.
Water Area: 0.3 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Morgantown
Westover 0.8 Miles
Granville 2.0 Miles
Star City 2.6 Miles
Brookhaven 3.0 Miles
Cheat Lake 6.2 Miles
Cassville 6.3 Miles
Point Marion 8.2 Miles
Masontown 10.0 Miles
Rivesville 11.0 Miles
Greensboro 11.4 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Morgantown
Pittsburgh 56.1 Miles
Akron 129.9 Miles
Cleveland 158.4 Miles
Arlington 162.1 Miles
Columbus 163.3 Miles
Washington 164.4 Miles
Alexandria 166.0 Miles
Erie 173.0 Miles
Baltimore 180.1 Miles
Richmond 197.0 Miles
People who risk driving while under the influence of alcohol can expect certain sanctions to be placed upon them and their vehicle if they are caught. "Vehicle sanctions" is the term law enforcement officials use to refer to specific required changes that are made to a vehicle used in a drunk driving incident.
Judges usually sentence marijuana users to high fines, community service, and drug tests for up to a year, just with a first conviction. Second convictions, or possession with intent to sell, can land a person in jail. Judges can also order marijuana users into treatment programs. Whatever the penalties, the marijuana user has earned a criminal record that will impact future job opportunities, the ability to drive legally, and educational choices.
LSD (also called acid, microdot) and mushrooms (also called shrooms, magic mushrooms, peyote, buttons): Popular in the 1960s, LSD has been revived in the club scene. LSD and hallucinogenic mushrooms can cause hallucinations, numbness, nausea, and increased heart rate. Long-term effects include unwanted "flashbacks" and psychosis (hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and mood disturbances).
Many states order DUI offenders to have a car ignition interlock device installed inside their cars. An ignition lock is a machine that is connected to a car's ignition and checks the driver's blood alcohol content level. The driver has to blow into the machine to start the car and do so from time to time while the engine is running. If alcohol is detected, the car does not start. If a driver fails the test while the car is in motion, the vehicle's horn will honk, or the lights will flash to get the attention of nearby police on patrol. This device can cost as much as $200 to install and $80 per month to maintain, which is of course billed to the offender.
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".
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.
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.
An addict is an individual who has a compulsive urge to use drugs, to the point where they feel they have no effective choice but to continue use. An addict will continue their self destructive behaviors in order to feel good or to avoid
feeling bad. It can dominate their mind, and keep them coming back for more. The addiction can be
different for each addict, depending on their vice and the kind of person they
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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