Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Plainville CT

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.

Wheeler Clinic Inc
(860) 793-3500
91 NW Drive
Plainville, CT
Hotline
(860) 747-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men

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Community Mental Health Affiliates
(860) 224-8192
55 Winthrop Street
New Britain, CT
Hotline
(860) 747-8719
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Alliance Treatment Center Inc
(860) 223-7707
33 Highland Street
New Britain, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Wheeler Clinic Inc
(860) 223-8885
36 Russell Street
New Britain, CT
Hotline
(860) 747-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Farrell Treatment Center
(860) 225-4641
586 Main Street
New Britain, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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John Dempsey Hospital
(860) 679-6700
10 Talcott Notch Road
Farmington, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Bristol Hospital Counseling Center
(860) 583-5858
440 North Main Street
Bristol, CT
Hotline
(806) 747-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Hartford Dispensary
(860) 589-6433
1098 Farmington Avenue
Bristol, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Bristol Hospital
(860) 585-3000
41 Brewster Road
Bristol, CT
Hotline
(860) 585-3274
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Hartford Dispensary
(860) 827-3313
19 Rockwell Avenue
New Britain, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Women
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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