Oregon, WI Profile
Oregon, WI, population 7,514 , is located
in Wisconsin's Dane county,
about 10.2 miles from Madison and 47.7 miles from Rockford.
In the 90's the population of Oregon has grown by about 66%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Oregon has been growing at an annual rate of 2.1 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Oregon area were lower than Wisconsin's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Wisconsin average.
Oregon Gender Information
Males in Oregon: 3,652 (49%)
Females in Oregon: 3,862 (51%)
As % of Population in Oregon
Race Diversity in Oregon
African American: 1%
As % of Population in Oregon
Age Diversity in Oregon
Median Age in Oregon: 34.2 (Males in Oregon: 32.9, Females in Oregon: 35.2)
Oregon Males Under 20: 17%
Oregon Females Under 20: 16%
Oregon Males 20 to 40: 14%
Oregon Females 20 to 40: 15%
Oregon Males 40 to 60: 13%
Oregon Females 40 to 60: 14%
Oregon Males Over 60: 4%
Oregon Females Over 60: 7%
Economics in Oregon
Oregon Household Average Size: 2.66 people
Oregon Median Household Income: $ 56,584
Oregon Median Value of Homes: $ 145,800
Law Enforcement in Oregon
Reported crimes in the Oregon area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 0
Aggravated assault: 2
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 25
Motor vehicle theft: 8
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 2,248
Oregon Location Information
Elevation: 949 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 2.7 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Oregon
Fitchburg 4.9 Miles
Brooklyn 5.1 Miles
McFarland 7.7 Miles
Stoughton 8.5 Miles
Verona 8.8 Miles
Belleville 9.0 Miles
Monona 9.8 Miles
Madison 10.2 Miles
Shorewood Hills 10.9 Miles
Evansville 11.0 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Oregon
Madison 10.2 Miles
Rockford 47.7 Miles
Milwaukee 75.2 Miles
Aurora 97.3 Miles
Naperville 101.1 Miles
Chicago 115.7 Miles
Joliet 117.7 Miles
Green Bay 129.6 Miles
Cedar Rapids 131.6 Miles
Gary 139.2 Miles
Heroin Use Among Youth. Heroin use is also not prevalent among young people. The 1996 Monitoring The Future study found that 1 percent of twelfth graders had used heroin in the past year, and half of 1 percent had done so within the last thirty days. Encouragingly, both figures were lower than the 1995 findings. However, the 1996 survey showed that the number of youths who ever used heroin doubled between 1991 and 1996 among eighth and twelfth graders, reaching 2.4 percent and 1.8 percent respectively.
Cocaine is known to cause many medical complications in adult users, including heart attacks, irregular heart beats, rupture of major blood vessels, strokes, fevers, seizures, infections, as well as a range of psychiatric disorders. The medical impact of cocaine on human pregnancy must consider all associated variables such as poverty, homelessness, inadequate prenatal and postpartum care, deficient nutrition, varying types of cocaine usage, multiple drug use, sexually transmitted diseases, and the possible presence of toxic chemicals that are mixed with or used to process cocaine. Suppression of maternal appetite with inadequate nutritional intake is well recognized in cocaine "binging." Many cocaine users admitted for treatment may have at least one vitamin deficiency (B1, B6, C). Correction of these vitamin deficiencies is important during pregnancy so that essential chemicals (neurotransmitters) that transmit messages in the brain can be replenished. Cocaine's chemical properties (low molecular weight and high solubility) allow it to cross the placenta easily and enter the fetus. The passage from maternal circulation to the fetus is enhanced by the injection or smoking of cocaine. In addition, because of acid/base balance issues and low levels of certain enzymes, which usually metabolize the drug, accumulation of cocaine in the fetus occurs. Furthermore, the "binge" pattern commonly associated with cocaine use may lead to even higher levels of cocaine in the fetus. Transfer of cocaine appears to be greatest in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy. Cocaine has a very potent ability to constrict blood vessels. A deleterious effect of this blood vessel constriction is fetal deprivation of essential nutrients and decreases in the amount of fetal oxygen. In addition to an acute oxygen deprivation, long time use of cocaine may produce a chronic decrease in nutrients and oxygen, leading to diminished growth of the fetus.
The ONDCP believes that marijuana is the most readily available illegal drug in the United States. Prices have remained relatively stable over the last decade, ranging between $400 to $1000 per pound in the Southwest border areas and between $700 and $2000 per pound in the Midwest and Northeast.
Besides decreases in drug use among persons aged 12-17, the NSDUH data also showed past-month illegal use of prescription psychotherapeutics fall, from 3.6% in 2004 to 3.3% in 2005. In addition, past-month illegal use of inhalants and hallucinogens each remained the same, at 1.2% and 0.8%, respectively. For cocaine use, however, there was a slight increase in past-month use in the 12-17 age group, from 0.5% to 0.6%.
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.
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.
An intervention is when a group of loved ones and/or a trained intervention counselor meets with the person in need of help for the purpose of breaking down their denial and motivating them to immediately seek drug addiction treatment. Often, individuals in the midst of drug addiction engage in a variety of self destructive behaviors. Although baffling to friends and family members such people generally either aren't aware on a conscious level that they have a drug addiction problem, or even when they know they have a problem they may cling to the false belief that the problem will somehow go away without any outside help. When an intervention is held a moment of clarity is created
for the addict. Most people struggling with the problem of drug or alcohol
addiction will accept help the very day of the intervention.
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.
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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