Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Greenville TX

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.

Glen Oaks Hospital
(903) 454-6000
301 East Division Street
Greenville, TX
Hotline
(800) 443-1109
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Area Management Information Systems
(956) 289-8169
1409 South 9th Street
Edinburg, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Toxicology Associates Inc
(713) 271-0067
6910 Bellaire Boulevard
Houston, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Burke Center
(936) 637-6556
2001 South Medford Drive
Lufkin, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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South Texas Behavioral Health Center
(956) 388-1300
2102 West Trenton Street
Edinburg, TX
Hotline
(888) 977-1400
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Addiction Treatment Resources
(903) 883-4500
3819 Highway 34
Greenville, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Alpha Home Inc
(210) 223-4284
814 Camden Street
San Antonio, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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South Texas Council on Alc/Drug Abuse
(361) 527-3390
202 North Elm Avenue
Hebbronville, TX
Hotline
(800) 487-7752
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Houston Treatment Center Inc
(713) 947-1773
1050 Edgebrook Drive
Houston, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women

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Serenidad Recovery Home
(956) 728-9131
1002 Paseo De Tiber
Rio Bravo, TX
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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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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