Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Claymont DE

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.

Hogar CREA International Inc of DE
(302) 765-2298
110 West 30th Street
Wilmington, DE
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(302) 765-2362
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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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, Women, Men
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Substance abuse
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Media, PA
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Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Crossroads of Delaware Inc
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2303 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents
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Spanish

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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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(302) 652-7969
600 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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(610) 566-7540
600 North Olive Street
Media, PA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient

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(610) 566-4330
700 North Jackson Street
Media, PA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Limen House
(302) 571-1216
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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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