Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Nanuet NY

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.

Martin Luther King
(845) 356-0081
110 Betherne Boulevard
Spring Valley, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
Creole, Spanish

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Nyack Hospital Recovery Ctr For Change
(845) 348-6760
160 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Creole, Spanish

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Recovery Center at Nyack Hospital
(845) 348-2070
160 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
Creole, French, Spanish

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Rockland County Dept of Mental Health
(845) 364-2252
Dr Robert L Yeager Health Center
Pomona, NY
Hotline
(845) 364-2200
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Creole

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Touchstone Hall
(201) 784-6490
35 D Piermont Road
Rockleigh, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Daytop Village Inc
(845) 353-2730
620 Route 303
Blauvelt, NY
Hotline
(800) 232-9867
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women

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Russell E Blaisdell
(845) 359-8500
Rockland Psychiatric Center Campus
Orangeburg, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Good Samaritan Hospital of Suffern
(845) 368-5242
255 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, NY
Services Provided
Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Gerald Opthof
(201) 263-0202
192 3rd Avenue
Westwood, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
German, Spanish

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Open Arms Inc
(845) 429-9514
57-59 Sharp Street
Haverstraw, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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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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