Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Soddy Daisy TN

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.

Council for Alcohol/DA Servs Inc
(423) 267-6425x201
911 Pineville Road
Chattanooga, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Bradford Health Services
(423) 892-2639
6160 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN
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(423) 892-2639
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Dutch, French, Spanish

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Focus Healthcare of Tennessee
(423) 308-2560
7429 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN
Hotline
(800) 675-2041
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Cleveland Community Hospital
(423) 339-4100x4351
2800 Westside Drive
Cleveland, TN
Hotline
(423) 479-4673
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Hiwassee Mental Health Center
(423) 479-5454
940 South Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN
Hotline
(800) 704-2651
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Johnson Mental Health Center
(423) 870-9033
420 Bell Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
Hotline
(800) 704-2651
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Parkridge Valley Hospital
(423) 894-4220
2200 Morris Hill Road
Chattanooga, TN
Hotline
(423) 499-2300
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
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Volunteer Behavioral Healthcare System
(423) 570-0077
7200 Rhea County Highway
Dayton, TN
Hotline
(800) 704-2651
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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(423) 296-6451
5600 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Volunteer Behavioral Healthcare System
(423) 479-0353
360 Worth Street
Cleveland, TN
Hotline
(800) 704-2651
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
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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