Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Laporte IN

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.

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(219) 326-2420
1007 Lincoln Way
La Porte, IN
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(219) 326-2419
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men

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(219) 879-8539
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Outpatient
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(317) 545-8490
120 West Jackson Street
Cicero, IN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient

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(765) 662-3971
505 North Wabash Avenue
Marion, IN
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(765) 662-3974
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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(260) 425-3000x3602
700 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Hotline
(800) 694-9034
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults

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(219) 879-4621
450 Saint John Road
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(888) 257-4421
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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(317) 355-5009
5470 East 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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(317) 885-8296
500 South Polk Street
Greenwood, IN
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(317) 885-8296
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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(765) 456-5900
1907 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, IN
Hotline
(800) 638-7844
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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77 West Monroe Street
Franklin, IN
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Substance abuse
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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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