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Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Clarksdale MS

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.

Region I Mental Health Center
(662) 627-7267
1742 Cheryl Street
Clarksdale, MS
Hotline
(662) 902-7296
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Fairland Center
(662) 624-2152
3000 Highway 49 South
Dublin, MS
Hotline
(662) 902-7296
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men

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Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
(601) 736-6799
217 Dewey Street
Columbia, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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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Born Free Residential Treatment
(601) 922-0026
799 Flag Chapel Road
Jackson, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Community Counseling Services
(662) 773-9377
507 West Main Street
Louisville, MS
Hotline
(662) 328-0200
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men

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Sunflower Landing
(662) 624-4905
2900 Highway 49 South
Dublin, MS
Hotline
(662) 902-7296
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Community Counseling Services
(662) 285-6225
100 Old Sturgis Road
Ackerman, MS
Hotline
(626) 323-4357
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Region 8 Mental Health Services
(601) 591-5553
613 Marquette Road
Brandon, MS
Hotline
(601) 825-8800
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Home of Grace
(228) 826-5283
14200 Jericho Road
Vancleave, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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South Central Regional Medical Center
(601) 426-4000x4336
1220 Jefferson Street
Laurel, MS
Hotline
(601) 426-4381
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient

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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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