Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Grand Forks ND

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.

Regional Evaluation and Counseling
(701) 746-4944
1407 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Agassiz Associates, PLLC
(701) 746-6336
1407 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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STEP Program
(701) 837-4989
107 Conklin Avenue
Grand Forks, ND
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)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Glenmore Recovery Center
(218) 773-4994
1424 Central Avenue NE
East Grand Forks, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Drake Counseling
(701) 732-2300
1451 44th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Northeast Human Service Center
(701) 795-3000
151 South 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND
Hotline
(800) 845-3731
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, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Drake Counseling
(701) 732-2300
1451 44th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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University of North Dakota
(701) 777-2127
200 McCannel Hall
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Douglas Place Inc
(218) 793-0420
1111 Gateway Drive
East Grand Forks, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Basin Alcohol and Drug Services
(701) 774-0122
322 Main Street
Williston, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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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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