Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Fairmont WV

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.

Fairmont General Hospital Center for
(304) 367-7229
1325 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV
Hotline
(304) 367-7281
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
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, Women, Men

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Rainbow House Inc
(304) 592-3592
158 Main Street
Gypsy, WV
Services Provided
Halfway house

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Chestnut Ridge Hosp/WVU Hospitals Inc
(304) 598-6400
930 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, 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, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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United Summit Center
(304) 623-5661
6 Hospital Plaza
Clarksburg, WV
Hotline
(800) 786-6480
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Clarksburg Treatment Center
(304) 622-7511
706 Oakmound Road
Clarksburg, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

Data Provided by:
Valley Comprehensive Comm MH Ctr Inc
(304) 363-2228x4193
202 Columbia Street
Fairmont, WV
Hotline
(800) 232-0020
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Valley Healthcare System
(304) 265-3947
501 North Pike Street
Grafton, WV
Hotline
(800) 232-0020
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Valley Healthcare System
(304) 296-1731
301 Scott Avenue
Morgantown, WV
Hotline
(800) 232-0020
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(304) 623-7613
1 Medical Center Drive
Clarksburg, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Data Provided by:
Mercer County Fellowship Home Inc
(304) 327-9876
421 Scott Street
Bluefield, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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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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