Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Kailua HI

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.

Hina Mauka/Teen Care
(808) 266-7874
42-471 Kalanianaole Highway
Kailua, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Po''Ailani Inc
(808) 261-8741
74 Kihapai Street
Kailua, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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YMCA Outreach Services
(808) 848-2494
451 Ulumanu Drive
Kailua, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

Data Provided by:
Helping Hands Hawaii
(808) 235-3300
46-001 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

Data Provided by:
Hina Mauka/Teen Care
(808) 235-9172
46-155 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Hawaii Counseling and Educ Center Inc
(808) 254-6484
970 North Kalaheo Avenue
Kailua, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Substance Abuse Counseling Center
(808) 257-3900
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

Data Provided by:
Alcoholic Rehab Services of Hawaii Inc
(808) 236-2600
45-845 Po'okela Street
Kaneohe, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Data Provided by:
Habilitat Inc
(808) 235-3691
45-035 Kuhonu Place
Kaneohe, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Data Provided by:
Hina Mauka/Teen Care
(808) 394-1278
511 Lunalilo Home Road
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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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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