Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Rice Lake, WI Profile
Rice Lake, WI, population 8,320 , is located
in Wisconsin's Barron county,
about 76.6 miles from St Paul and 82.7 miles from Minneapolis.
In the 90's the population of Rice Lake has grown by about 4%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Rice Lake has been declining at an annual rate of less than one percent.
Rice Lake Statistics
Rice Lake Gender Information
Males in Rice Lake: 3,890 (47%)
Females in Rice Lake: 4,430 (53%)
As % of Population in Rice Lake
Race Diversity in Rice Lake
Native American: 1%
As % of Population in Rice Lake
Age Diversity in Rice Lake
Median Age in Rice Lake: 38.4 (Males in Rice Lake: 35.5, Females in Rice Lake: 40.5)
Rice Lake Males Under 20: 14%
Rice Lake Females Under 20: 13%
Rice Lake Males 20 to 40: 13%
Rice Lake Females 20 to 40: 13%
Rice Lake Males 40 to 60: 12%
Rice Lake Females 40 to 60: 12%
Rice Lake Males Over 60: 9%
Rice Lake Females Over 60: 15%
Economics in Rice Lake
Rice Lake Household Average Size: 2.24 people
Rice Lake Median Household Income: $ 32,808
Rice Lake Median Value of Homes: $ 69,900
Rice Lake Location Information
Elevation: 1,140 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 6.5 Square Miles.
Water Area: 1.0 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Rice Lake
Cameron 6.7 Miles
Haugen 7.3 Miles
Barron 9.0 Miles
Cumberland 13.7 Miles
Chetek 13.9 Miles
Birchwood 14.2 Miles
Almena 15.6 Miles
Weyerhaeuser 17.0 Miles
Dallas 17.5 Miles
Shell Lake 18.5 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Rice Lake
St Paul 76.6 Miles
Minneapolis 82.7 Miles
Green Bay 194.2 Miles
Madison 204.2 Miles
Cedar Rapids 242.0 Miles
Milwaukee 255.2 Miles
Rockford 259.7 Miles
Sioux Falls 279.5 Miles
Des Moines 285.9 Miles
Aurora 310.4 Miles
Teens. As reported in other national studies, the Partnership’s study found more teenagers using drugs in 1996. While some increases in drug use and some erosions in attitudes about the risks of drugs stabilized between 1995 and 1996, the data for teens show that use is still high, and attitudes weak, especially when compared with 1993 figures. The 1996 data indicate that most of the increases in drug use come from middle- and upper-income teens, and that their attitudes about drugs are much more lax than lower-income peers.
HEROIN AND OTHER OPIATES. Heroin is part of a family of drugs called opiates or opioids, which are made up of drugs that come from the seeds of the Asian poppy (heroin, opium and morphine, for example) and also manufactured drugs that act like the natural drugs (meperidine or Demerol). Symptoms of opiate withdrawal include restlessness, insomnia , anxiety, irritability, loss of appetite, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, sweating, chills, and runny eyes and nose.
In 2003, a total of 20,687 persons died of alcohol-induced causes in the United States. The category 'alcohol-induced causes' includes not only deaths from dependent and nondependent use of alcohol, but also accidental poisoning by alcohol. It excludes unintentional injuries, homicides, and other causes indirectly related to alcohol use as well as deaths due to fetal alcohol syndrome.
The poppy plant produces raw opium. Crude refineries modify the opium into a brown paste that is molded and dried into bricks. More sophisticated laboratories are found in Bangkok, Karachi, and Hong Kong. These labs change opium into what is known as number three heroin, a smokeable form. Purification of heroin to the "injectable" fourth stage (number four heroin) involves a volatile chemical combination that can result in catastrophic explosions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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