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Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Lewiston ID

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.

Riverside Recovery
(208) 746-4097
1720 18th Avenue
Lewiston, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Positive Connections
(208) 737-9999
647 Filer Avenue
Twin Falls, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women

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Preston Counseling
(208) 852-2407
164 South 5th Street
Montpelier, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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US Air Force Hospital
(208) 828-7226
90 Hope Drive
Mountain Home AFB, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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New Hope Community Health
(208) 672-9200
9460 West Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Rogers Counseling Center
(360) 427-2050
900 7th Street
Clarkston, WA
Hotline
(509) 758-3341
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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CLUB Inc
(208) 529-4673
2001 South Woodruff Street
Idaho Falls, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Diamonte Wellness Group LLC
(208) 788-9610
418 North River Street
Hailey, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Bell Chem Dependency Counseling Inc
(208) 454-1744
1208 East Linden Street
Caldwell, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

Data Provided by:
Proactive Advantage
(208) 734-0407
1061 Blue Lakes Boulevard North
Twin Falls, ID
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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