Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Bristol RI

Prescription drugs are very commonly sold on the street like other illegal drugs as well. Some teens even think a prescription drug, regardless of whom it was prescribed to be safer than an ordinary street drug. Cynthia may take her brother’s ADHD medicine to curb her appetite because she had been told how bad diet pills could be. Cynthia thought the ADHD drug would be safer.

Saint Anne''s Hospital
(508) 235-5010
795 Middle Street
Fall River, MA
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Stanley Street Treatment and Resources
(508) 679-5222x3200
386 Stanley Street
Fall River, MA
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Arabic, Portugese, Spanish

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Steppingstone Inc
(508) 674-2788
542 North Main Street
Fall River, MA
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Portugese, Spanish

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Kent House Inc
(401) 781-2700
2020 Elmwood Avenue
Warwick, RI
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Addiction Recovery Institute
(401) 737-4788
205 Hallene Road
Warwick, RI
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Habit OPCO
(508) 676-1307
22 Front Street
Fall River, MA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

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Family Services Association of
(508) 678-7542
151 Rock Street
Fall River, MA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

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Seven Hills Behavioral Health
(508) 679-0962x223
1402 Pleasant Street
Fall River, MA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

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AdCare Hospital of Worcester Inc
(401) 732-1500
400 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
Russian

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Kent Center
(401) 732-5656
2756 Post Road
Warwick, RI
Hotline
(401) 738-4300
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens

For a variety of reasons prescription drugs are used by teens in all parts of the world. Some teens may think that the drugs will assist them to have more excitement or to be happier, or to lose weight. Because family members could have the prescription, these drugs can be easier to get than street drugs. Prescription drugs are very commonly sold on the street like other illegal drugs as well. Some teens even think a prescription drug, regardless of whom it was prescribed to be safer than an ordinary street drug. Cynthia may take her brother’s ADHD medicine to curb her appetite because she had been told how bad diet pills could be. Cynthia thought the ADHD drug would be safer. After all, it was prescribed by a doctor for her brother - - but not for her - - and not for the condition in which she is taking the ADHD drug. Prescription drugs are only safe for the people who actually have prescriptions for them. A doctor has examined the person and told them exactly how to take the drug, and most likely, the person has also been told those things to avoid while taking the drug such as alcohol or other medications. Cynthia would most likely not have the same type of information and may combine this drug with another substance that could cause her significant health problems and/or even death. Cynthia did not know that taking her brother’s ADHD medicine was also illegal. Taking drugs without a prescription – or sharing a prescription drug with friends – is breaking the law.

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