Burlington, WI Profile
Burlington, WI, population 9,936 , is located
in Wisconsin's Racine county,
about 31.2 miles from Milwaukee and 50.3 miles from Rockford.
In the 90's the population of Burlington has grown by about 12%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Burlington has been growing at an annual rate of 2.8 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Burlington area were higher than Wisconsin's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Wisconsin average.
Burlington Gender Information
Males in Burlington: 4,773 (48%)
Females in Burlington: 5,163 (52%)
As % of Population in Burlington
Race Diversity in Burlington
As % of Population in Burlington
Age Diversity in Burlington
Median Age in Burlington: 34.8 (Males in Burlington: 33.0, Females in Burlington: 36.6)
Burlington Males Under 20: 16%
Burlington Females Under 20: 15%
Burlington Males 20 to 40: 14%
Burlington Females 20 to 40: 14%
Burlington Males 40 to 60: 12%
Burlington Females 40 to 60: 13%
Burlington Males Over 60: 7%
Burlington Females Over 60: 11%
Economics in Burlington
Burlington Household Average Size: 2.52 people
Burlington Median Household Income: $ 43,365
Burlington Median Value of Homes: $ 126,800
Law Enforcement in Burlington
Reported crimes in the Burlington area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 2
Aggravated assault: 4
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 75
Motor vehicle theft: 17
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 3,981
Burlington Location Information
Elevation: 800 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 3.8 Square Miles.
Water Area: 0.2 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Burlington
Browns Lake 2.5 Miles
Bohners Lake 3.8 Miles
Rochester 5.1 Miles
Waterford 6.7 Miles
Waterford North 6.7 Miles
Eagle Lake 7.8 Miles
Powers Lake 8.7 Miles
East Troy 9.9 Miles
Lake Geneva 10.0 Miles
Twin Lakes 10.3 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Burlington
Milwaukee 31.2 Miles
Rockford 50.3 Miles
Naperville 62.1 Miles
Madison 63.2 Miles
Aurora 63.5 Miles
Chicago 65.6 Miles
Joliet 80.4 Miles
Gary 88.9 Miles
South Bend 124.6 Miles
Green Bay 128.0 Miles
Dextroamphetamines are addictive drugs that have a high rate of abuse. The prefix "dextro" in the drug name dextroamphetamine refers to dextrose, a type of sugar. Dextroamphetamines are simply amphetamines that contain sugar molecules. The history of amphetamines stretches back to the late nineteenth century. The drug was first synthesized, or made in a laboratory, in 1887. However, it was not used until 1932 when the drug manufacturer Smith, Kline and French introduced Benzedrine. Packaged as an over-the-counter inhaler, the amphetamine drug Benzedrine helped relieve nasal congestion.
At the moment, the technology of roadside drug testing is not as advanced as that of breathalysing for alcohol. Despite this, improvements are being made and once tests are available that can give accurate and immediate information on all the illegal drugs an individual may have used, they need to be implemented as part of a roadside testing campaign. In addition there is an urgent need to improve the availability of affordable transport late at night when clubs close. If the only choice is between an expensive taxi or driving your own car after having used illegal drugs, it can hardly be that surprising if many young people choose the latter. Many of the young people interviewed did not know the legal position regarding drug- driving. There is a clear need then to provide much wider information on the legal consequences of drug-driving. Finally, we need to try and change public attitudes towards drugs and driving. Over the last few years there has been a dramatic reduction in the numbers of people arrested for drink-driving. Indeed, driving under the influence of alcohol has come to be seen as socially unacceptable. The same needs to happen in relation to illegal drug use.
The personal and social consequences of drug abuse are wide-reaching. Consequences of drug abuse affect all ethnic groups and all ages. The impact of drug abuse is a complete societal problem that leaves no person in this country, either directly or indirectly, untouched.
One of every eight American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Some evidence suggests that alcohol consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer. Although the risk is relatively small, the benefits of moderate alcohol use should be weighed against the risk of developing cancer, especially in women with a family history of breast cancer, who appear to be at particular risk, even at low levels of drinking. Likewise, postmenopausal women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol have a higher risk of breast cancer if they use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a known risk factor for breast cancer.
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.
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.
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".
Detox is necessary when an individual through their chronic use of drugs or alcohol has developed an addiction. The objective of detox is to help the individual achieve a drug and alcohol free state. Detox is intended to relieve the physical symptoms of withdrawal and helps prepare the individual for entry into drug rehabilitation. Therefore, the ultimate goal of detox is preparation for long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
An effective therapeutic community attends to the many needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use. Care given at a therapeutic community addresses the individual's drug use and associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems. Also, a therapeutic community will continue to be flexible and provide ongoing assessments of the individual's needs, which may change during the course of care.
Remaining in care at a therapeutic community for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. The time depends on an individual's needs. For most people, the significant improvement is reached at about 3 months in treatment.
To Find Drug Rehab and Treatment Centers in Burlington
Call toll free
Burlington Drug Rehab and
Alcohol Addiction Treatment Information