Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Powder Springs GA

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.

Cobb/Douglas Cnty Comm Servs Board
(770) 514-2422
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA
Hotline
(770) 422-0202
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Mothers Making A Change
(770) 499-2422x3016
331 North Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Atlanta Area Psychological Assoc PC
(770) 953-6401
3950 Cobb Parkway NW
Acworth, GA
Hotline
(770) 953-6401
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Toxicology Associates of North Georgia
(770) 612-8264
1700 Cumberland Point Drive SE
Marietta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
Spanish

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Georgia Therapy Associates Inc
(404) 349-6655
2797 Campbellton Road
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Cobb/Douglas Community Services Board
(770) 949-8082
680 Thornton Way
Lithia Springs, GA
Hotline
(770) 422-0202
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Nelson L Price Treatment Center
(770) 514-8255
729 Lawrence Street
Marietta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS

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Ridgeview Institute
(770) 434-4567x3200
3995 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA
Hotline
(770) 434-4567
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults

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Hartmann Adolescent Center
(770) 971-7801
119 Powers Ferry Road
Marietta, GA
Hotline
(770) 422-0202
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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New Day Treatment Center
(404) 679-7779
2563 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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