Ripon, WI Profile
Ripon, WI, population 6,828 , is located
in Wisconsin's Fond du Lac county,
about 60.3 miles from Madison and 61.9 miles from Green Bay.
In the 90's the population of Ripon has declined by about 6%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Ripon has been growing at an annual rate of 2.0 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Ripon area were lower than Wisconsin's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Wisconsin average.
Ripon Gender Information
Males in Ripon: 3,177 (47%)
Females in Ripon: 3,651 (53%)
As % of Population in Ripon
Race Diversity in Ripon
As % of Population in Ripon
Age Diversity in Ripon
Median Age in Ripon: 39.7 (Males in Ripon: 38.0, Females in Ripon: 41.4)
Ripon Males Under 20: 13%
Ripon Females Under 20: 13%
Ripon Males 20 to 40: 12%
Ripon Females 20 to 40: 13%
Ripon Males 40 to 60: 13%
Ripon Females 40 to 60: 13%
Ripon Males Over 60: 9%
Ripon Females Over 60: 14%
Economics in Ripon
Ripon Household Average Size: 2.26 people
Ripon Median Household Income: $ 37,399
Ripon Median Value of Homes: $ 90,000
Law Enforcement in Ripon
Reported crimes in the Ripon area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 4
Aggravated assault: 0
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 59
Motor vehicle theft: 7
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 2,784
Ripon Location Information
Elevation: 943 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 4.1 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Ripon
Green Lake 6.2 Miles
Fairwater 7.0 Miles
Brandon 7.9 Miles
Rosendale 8.4 Miles
Berlin 10.2 Miles
Markesan 12.1 Miles
Princeton 14.3 Miles
Omro 14.4 Miles
Waupun 15.4 Miles
Marquette 16.5 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Ripon
Madison 60.3 Miles
Green Bay 61.9 Miles
Milwaukee 72.6 Miles
Rockford 109.4 Miles
Aurora 146.3 Miles
Naperville 146.5 Miles
Chicago 150.3 Miles
Joliet 164.8 Miles
Grand Rapids 170.4 Miles
Gary 173.0 Miles
Like other club drugsâ€”including ecstasy (MDMA), ketamine, GHB (gamma-hydroxy butyrate), methamphetamine, and LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide)â€”Rohypnol is easily accessible and relatively inexpensive. Often, users who intentionally take the drugs to get high at rave parties or elsewhere may not even know what they have taken or been given, which can make it difficult for medical professionals to treat them if they overdose or have a reaction.
Drug information alone has not been found to be effective in deterring drug abuse. Combining information with skills, methods, and services produces more effective results. Methods are geared toward change, such as establishing and enforcing rules on drug abuse in the schools, at home, and within the community. Services could include school counseling and assistance, peer counseling, family therapy, and health care. Parental monitoring and supervision can be enhanced with training on rule-setting; methods for monitoring child activities; praise for appropriate behavior; and moderate, consistent discipline that enforces family rules.
Each year, thousands of individuals of all ages visit hospital emergency departments due to medical problems stemming from drug abuse. Sometimes they die as a result of these problems. Efforts to keep track of these visits give scientists a clue as to the scope of drug abuse in the United States and which drugs are responsible for medical emergencies. These figures can also help experts spot emerging trends in the use of new drugs.
Coping Power. Coping Power is a multi-component child and parent preventive intervention directed at pre-adolescent children at high risk for aggressiveness and later drug abuse and delinquency. The Coping Power Child Component is a program for fifth- and sixth-graders, usually in an after-school setting. Training teaches children how to identify and cope with anxiety and anger; control impulses; and develop social, academic, and problem-solving skills. Parents are also provided training.
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.
Addiction treatment is needed when an individual finds that they have developed a drug or alcohol addiction which they are not able to successful end on their own. With the help of addiction treatment, addicted individual can get help to control their drug taking behavior and live happy and successful lives. There are several addiction treatment options available for drug and alcohol addiction. Some of these options include self-help groups, counseling, drug rehabilitation programs (in and out-patient), and residential treatment facilities. Each of these differ
in their aims and outcomes and elements of these addiction treatment options are often
Tolerance to a drug takes place when an individual is exposed to the same drug repeatedly and begins to build up an resistance to the drugs effects. The body then adapts and develops a tolerance for the drug. The addiction that is produced is so powerful that it creates cravings in the user. These cravings for the drug are the result of its impact on the individual's memory with feelings of pleasantness and euphoria which the individual has come to associate with the taking of the drug.
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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