Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Laurel MD

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.

Reality Inc
(301) 490-5551
419 Main Street
Laurel, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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(301) 490-7995
8730 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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New Horizons Health Services Inc
(301) 421-1886
15216 Dino Drive
Burtonsville, MD
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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(410) 313-6202
7178 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
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(301) 439-6700
10230 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Women, DUI/DWI offenders
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Act II Counseling Services Inc
(301) 498-5766
413 Main Street
Laurel, MD
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Substance abuse
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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(301) 725-5616
150 Washington Boulevard
Laurel, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders

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Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center
(301) 677-8538
2481 Llewellyn Avenue
Fort George G Meade, MD
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient

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Recovery Network
(301) 345-1919
6201 Greenbelt Road
College Park, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders

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Hannahs Aftercare and Rehab Center
(301) 384-1615
1201 Millgrove Road
Silver Spring, MD
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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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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