Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Milwaukee WI

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.

Genesis Detoxification Center
(414) 342-6200
2835 North 32nd Street
Milwaukee, WI
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Genesis Behavioral Services Inc
(414) 442-5990
2436 North 50th Street
Milwaukee, WI
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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
Men, Criminal justice clients

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Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr
(414) 384-2000
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Hotline
(888) 469-6614
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Multi Cultural Counseling Services
(414) 383-4455
1225 West Mitchell Street
Milwaukee, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Genesis Behavioral Services Inc
(414) 344-3406x13
230 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

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Horizon House
(414) 342-3237
2511 West Vine Street
Milwaukee, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Meta House Inc
(414) 962-1200
2266 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
(414) 454-6600
1220 Dewey Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Ravenswood Clinic
(414) 224-0492
2266 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Recovery Network
(414) 647-9930
1314 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Spanish

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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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