Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Laramie WY

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.

Peak Wellness Center
(307) 745-8915x251
1263 North 15th Street
Laramie, WY
Hotline
(307) 745-8915
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women
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Carbon County Counseling Center
(307) 324-7156
721 West Maple Street
Rawlins, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center
(307) 746-4456
420 Deanne Avenue
Newcastle, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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New Directions
(307) 237-6033
1514 East 12th Street
Casper, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
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Central Wyoming Counseling Center
(307) 237-9583
1430 Wilkins Circle
Casper, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alternatives Counseling and
(307) 635-5347
2111 Warren Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Personal Frontiers Inc
(307) 686-1189
310 South Miller Avenue
Gillette, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Cornerstone
(307) 789-0715x506
195 Featherway Street
Evanston, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Reflections
(307) 237-5041
1514 East 12th Street
Casper, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
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, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Transitions Family Counseling and
(307) 265-2555
336 South Jackson Street
Casper, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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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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