Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Makawao HI

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.

Aloha House Inc
(808) 579-9584
4593 Ike Drive
Makawao, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Ohana Makamae Inc
(808) 248-8538
39 Keanini Street
Hana, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
German, Hawaiian, Spanish

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 322-3100
81-947 Halekii Street
Kealakekua, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 776-7710
43-1497 Old Main Road
Paauilo, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Criminal justice clients

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Hina Mauka/Teen Care
(808) 274-3173x241
3577 Lala Road
Lihue, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Malama Na Makua A Keiki
(808) 877-7117
388 Ano Street
Kahului, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Department of Veterans Affairs
(808) 433-0660
459 Patterson Road
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 969-9994
200 West Puainako Street
Hilo, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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YMCA Outreach Services
(808) 733-4900
2705 Kaimuki Avenue
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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YMCA of Honolulu
(808) 848-2494
1903 Palolo Avenue
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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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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