Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens East Chicago IN

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.

Tri City Comprehensive MH Center Inc
(219) 398-7050
3903 Indianapolis Boulevard
East Chicago, IN
Hotline
(219) 392-6001
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Fresh Start Counseling Services
(219) 933-7990
7108 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Great Heights Family Medicina Ltd
(708) 862-8156
1473 Ring Road
Calumet City, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
Spanish, Yoruba

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Midwest Treatment Center
(708) 889-9742
17821 Chappel Avenue
Lansing, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Polish, Spanish

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Addiction Counseling Services
(708) 418-3344
3346 Ridge Road
Lansing, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Addiction and Family Care Inc
(219) 844-7152
3440 169th Street
Hammond, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Gutierrez and Associates
(312) 222-1075
1600 Torrence Avenue
Calumet City, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Calumet Counseling and DUI Services
(708) 862-4054
1609 Sibley Boulevard
Calumet City, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Integrative Counseling Services
(219) 922-0735
3037 45th Street
Highland, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Edgewater System for
(219) 885-4264x4235
1110 West 5th Avenue
Gary, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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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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