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Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Kingsport TN

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.

Indian Path Medical Center
(423) 857-7000
2300 Pavilion Drive
Kingsport, TN
Hotline
(800) 366-1132
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Frontier Health Inc
(276) 451-1144
175 Military Lane
Gate City, VA
Hotline
(276) 452-1144
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Frontier Health Inc
(423) 232-2600
106 East Watauga Avenue
Johnson City, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Frontier Health Inc
(423) 232-4130
900 Buffalo Street
Johnson City, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults

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Comprehensive Community Services
(423) 764-2196
1241 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Comprehensive Community Services
(423) 349-4070
6145 Temple Star Road
Kingsport, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

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Comprehensive Community Services
(423) 928-6581
321 West Walnut Street
Johnson City, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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James H Quillen VAMC
(423) 926-1171x2762
Sidney and Lamont Streets
Mountain Home, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Frontier Health Inc
(423) 989-4502
26 Midway Street
Bristol, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

Data Provided by:
James H Quillen VAMC
(423) 926-1171x2762
Sidney and Lamont Streets
Mountain Home, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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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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