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Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Hobbs NM

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.

Guidance Center of Lea County Inc
(575) 393-3168
920 West Broadway
Hobbs, NM
Hotline
(575) 393-6633
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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New Moon Lodge
(505) 852-2788x227
579 White Swan Road
Ohkay Owingeh, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Navajo

Data Provided by:
Family Crisis Center
(505) 325-3549
c\o 208 East Apache
Farmington, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Border Area Mental Health Services Inc
(575) 542-9477
500 DeMoss Street
Lordsburg, NM
Hotline
(800) 426-0997
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Mental Health Resources Inc
(575) 359-1221
300 East 1st Street
Portales, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Guidance Center of Lea County Inc
(505) 396-3818
315 North 1st Street
Lovington, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

Data Provided by:
Tri-County
(505) 374-2032
103 Walnut Street
Clayton, NM
Hotline
(505) 374-2032
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

Data Provided by:
La Buena Vida Inc
(505) 867-2383x3015
872 Camino Del Pueblo Street
Bernalillo, NM
Hotline
(505) 269-7596
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
French, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Presbyterian Medical Services
(505) 289-3291
6439 Highway 550
Cuba, NM
Hotline
(888) 920-6333
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Navajo, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Catholic Charities
(505) 351-2447
HCR 64 Box 23-C
Chimayo, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
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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