Muskego, WI Profile
Muskego, WI, population 21,397 , is located
in Wisconsin's Waukesha county,
about 14.9 miles from Milwaukee and 64.9 miles from Madison.
In the 90's the population of Muskego has grown by about 27%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Muskego has been growing at an annual rate of 1.3 percent.
Muskego Gender Information
Males in Muskego: 10,587 (49%)
Females in Muskego: 10,810 (51%)
As % of Population in Muskego
Race Diversity in Muskego
As % of Population in Muskego
Age Diversity in Muskego
Median Age in Muskego: 37.5 (Males in Muskego: 37.0, Females in Muskego: 38.0)
Muskego Males Under 20: 15%
Muskego Females Under 20: 15%
Muskego Males 20 to 40: 13%
Muskego Females 20 to 40: 13%
Muskego Males 40 to 60: 16%
Muskego Females 40 to 60: 15%
Muskego Males Over 60: 6%
Muskego Females Over 60: 8%
Economics in Muskego
Muskego Household Average Size: 2.8 people
Muskego Median Household Income: $ 64,247
Muskego Median Value of Homes: $ 166,500
Muskego Location Information
Elevation: 800 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 31.2 Square Miles.
Water Area: 4.7 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Muskego
Big Bend 3.8 Miles
Hales Corners 5.1 Miles
New Berlin 5.1 Miles
Franklin 5.2 Miles
Wind Lake 5.4 Miles
Greenfield 7.5 Miles
Greendale 7.6 Miles
Waukesha 8.7 Miles
Elm Grove 10.0 Miles
West Allis 10.2 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Muskego
Milwaukee 14.9 Miles
Madison 64.9 Miles
Rockford 65.5 Miles
Chicago 77.2 Miles
Naperville 77.5 Miles
Aurora 79.8 Miles
Joliet 95.6 Miles
Gary 99.4 Miles
Green Bay 111.7 Miles
Grand Rapids 125.2 Miles
In 2008, 15.4 percent of 12th-graders reported using a prescription drug nonmedically within the past year. This category includes amphetamines, sedatives/barbiturates, tranquilizers, and opiates other than heroin. Vicodin continues to be abused at unacceptably high levels. Many of the drugs used by 12th-graders are prescription drugs or, in the case of cough medicine, are available over the counter.
Millions of Americans in Denial About Their Own Drug Abuse: Results of the 2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse reveal that, while millions of Americans habitually smoke pot, drink alcohol, snort cocaine and swallow prescription drugs, too many drug users who meet the criteria for needing treatment do not recognize that they have a problem. The figure of those "in denial" is estimated at more than 4.6 million--a significantly higher number of individuals in need of professional help than had been previously thought. According to the results of the survey, of the 5.0 million people who needed but did not receive treatment in 2001, an estimated 377,000 reported that they felt they needed treatment for their drug problem. This includes an estimated 101,000 who reported that they made an effort but were unable to get treatment and 276,000 who reported making no effort to get treatment.
Studies show that women who use cocaine during pregnancy are at least twice as likely as other women to have a premature baby. And because cocaine cuts the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the fetus, the baby may be much smaller at birth than it would be otherwise. Cocaine-exposed babies also tend to have smaller heads, which may indicate a smaller brain. These problems appear more commonly in babies of women who use cocaine throughout pregnancy than in babies whose mothers stop using the drug in the first trimester. Cocaine use also may cause the placenta to pull away from the wall of the uterus before labor begins. This condition, placental abruption, can lead to extensive bleeding and can be fatal for both the mother and her baby. (Women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy also are at increased risk of placental abruption. Many women who use cocaine also smoke cigarettes, which may contribute to their increased risk of abruption.) The drug also may increase other complications of labor and delivery.
According to a report published by the General Accounting Office in March 1996, Drug Controlâ€”Long-Standing Problems Hinder U.S. International Efforts , a DEA administrator testified: "Drug trafficking organizations in Mexico have become so wealthy and so powerful over the years transporting opium and cocaine that they can rival legitimate governments for influence and control. They utilize their vast financial wealth to undermine government and commercial institutions. We have witnessed Colombia's struggle with this problem, and it [is] not unexpected that the same problems could very well develop in Mexico." Just as Asia's production of opium has posed a major threat to America, the DEA anticipates that Mexico's production will increase the tonnage of opium annually smuggled into the United States in cars and trucks passing through dozens of border checkpoints.
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".
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.
Residential treatment offers intensive drug addiction help over a period of weeks or months. This form of treatment has some advantages over out-patient treatment, although it may not be suitable for everyone. For example, those who are responsible for caring for young children may be better suited to attendance at an out patient treatment program. Residential treatment offers a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment where individuals can confront their own drug addiction and associated issues, with the help of qualified staff. Therapy usually consists of a mixture of group counseling, individual counseling and an introduction to the principles of a drug recovery program.
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.
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