Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Carencro LA

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.

Vermilion Hospital for
(337) 234-5614
2520 North University Avenue
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Acadiana Recovery Center
(337) 291-5400
401 West Vermillion Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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First Step Detox
(337) 261-6647
University Medical Center
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Lafayette Addictive Disorders Clinic
(337) 262-5870
302 Dulles Drive
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alternative Outpatient Services
(337) 234-0830
128 Demanade Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Gatehouse Foundation Inc
(337) 233-8031
206 South Magnolia Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Counseling Associates of Acadiana
(337) 237-7786
519 Saint Johns Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Saint Francis Foundation Inc
(337) 233-8114
1610 West University Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Opiate Replacement Therapy Center
(337) 332-4878
2013 Rees Street
Breaux Bridge, LA
Hotline
(337) 332-4878
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Acadiana Addiction Center
(337) 233-1111
3008 West Pinhook Street
Lafayette, LA
Hotline
(337) 233-1111
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
French

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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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