Platteville, WI Profile
Platteville, WI, population 9,989 , is located
in Wisconsin's Grant county,
about 59.4 miles from Madison and 77.5 miles from Rockford.
In the 90's the population of Platteville has grown by about 3%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Platteville has been declining at an annual rate of less than one percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Platteville area were lower than Wisconsin's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Wisconsin average.
Platteville Gender Information
Males in Platteville: 5,435 (54%)
Females in Platteville: 4,554 (46%)
As % of Population in Platteville
Race Diversity in Platteville
African American: 1%
As % of Population in Platteville
Age Diversity in Platteville
Median Age in Platteville: 23.0 (Males in Platteville: 22.2, Females in Platteville: 27.9)
Platteville Males Under 20: 16%
Platteville Females Under 20: 12%
Platteville Males 20 to 40: 24%
Platteville Females 20 to 40: 16%
Platteville Males 40 to 60: 8%
Platteville Females 40 to 60: 9%
Platteville Males Over 60: 6%
Platteville Females Over 60: 9%
Economics in Platteville
Platteville Household Average Size: 2.31 people
Platteville Median Household Income: $ 35,742
Platteville Median Value of Homes: $ 88,300
Law Enforcement in Platteville
Reported crimes in the Platteville area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 3
Aggravated assault: 24
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 303
Motor vehicle theft: 6
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 3,238
Platteville Location Information
Elevation: 994 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 4.0 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Platteville
Belmont 7.3 Miles
Rewey 8.6 Miles
Cuba City 9.2 Miles
Dickeyville 9.4 Miles
Tennyson 10.9 Miles
Livingston 11.7 Miles
Potosi 12.3 Miles
Benton 12.4 Miles
Hazel Green 14.1 Miles
Lancaster 14.2 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Platteville
Madison 59.4 Miles
Rockford 77.5 Miles
Cedar Rapids 77.9 Miles
Aurora 129.4 Miles
Milwaukee 132.0 Miles
Naperville 136.2 Miles
Peoria 148.4 Miles
Joliet 148.7 Miles
Chicago 157.1 Miles
Green Bay 174.3 Miles
MDMA is criminalized in all countries in the world under a UN agreement, and ecstasy possession, manufacture, or sale may result in criminal prosecution.
Law enforcement officials view boating under the influence more or less the same way they view driving under the influence when it comes to enforcing laws and preventing such behavior. The power to pass BUI laws for waters that are solely under a state's jurisdiction is left entirely up to the state. The laws are enforced by both the state and the Coast Guard. This is especially the case in state waters that also fall under the category of United Sates jurisdiction. For these waters, there is concurrent jurisdiction, which means that if a boater is arrested or cited under Federal law in these waters, the Coast Guard requests that the state law enforcement officers take the offender into custody.
Children of alcoholics score lower on tests measuring cognitive and verbal skills than non-COAs. Lacking requisite skills to express themselves can impact academic performance, relationships, and job interviews. The lack of these skills do, however, imply that COAs are intellectually impaired. COAs are also shown to have difficulty with abstraction and conceptual reasoning, both of which play an important role in problem-solving academically and otherwise.
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Drug addiction is a pattern of repeated drug taking that usually results in tolerance (the need for greater amounts of the drug to achieve the same effect), withdrawal (physical and cognitive effects when drug use declines or stops), and compulsive drug taking behavior (drug taking that persists despite efforts to reduce intake and despite problems with family, friends, and work). Drug addiction encompasses a diverse range of drugs (such as alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, and cocaine) and is caused by many different factors.
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.
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
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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