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Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Pelham AL

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.

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Birmingham Metro Treatment Center
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Fellowship House Inc
(205) 933-2430
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Birmingham, AL
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Northwest Alabama Treatment Center
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Bessemer, AL
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 917-3784
401 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse
(205) 923-6552
2701 Jefferson Avenue SW
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Saint Annes Home Inc
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Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 975-7350
1713 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Women, 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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