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Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Prescott AZ

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.

Decision Point Center Inc
(928) 778-4600
505 West Whipple Street
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
(928) 445-5211x299
642 Dameron Drive
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
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
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Hopi, Navajo, Spanish

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Prescott House Inc
(928) 776-8251
214 North Arizona Avenue
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Community Medical Services LLC
(928) 763-7111
809 Hancock Road
Bullhead City, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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EXCEL Group
(800) 880-8901
3250 A East 40th Street
Yuma, AZ
Hotline
(866) 495-6735
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Pia''s Place
(928) 445-5081
615 Hillside Avenue
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(928) 445-4860
500 Highway 89 North
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Hopi Behavioral Health and
(928) 737-2586
Second Mesa, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Hopi, Navajo, Tewa

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Southeastern AZ
(520) 281-9189
32 Boulevard Del Rey David
Nogales, AZ
Hotline
(520) 586-9161
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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The Meadows
(928) 684-3926
1655 North Tegner Street
Wickenburg, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
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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