Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Stone Mountain 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.

Integrated Life Center Inc
(404) 377-5556
910 North Hairston Road
Stone Mountain, GA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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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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(404) 294-0499
450 Winn Way
Decatur, GA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
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New Learning Center Inc
(404) 378-2065
120 East Trinity Place
Decatur, GA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Newport Intergrated Behav Hlthcare Inc
(404) 289-8223
4540 Glenwood Road
Decatur, GA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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STAND Inc
(404) 284-9878
3423 Covington Drive
Decatur, GA
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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STAND Inc
(404) 288-4668
4319 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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(404) 508-6430
455 Winn Way
Decatur, GA
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(404) 294-0499
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Breakthru House Inc
(404) 289-5099x3
1866 Eastfield Street
Decatur, GA
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Odyssey Adolescent Services
(404) 294-0774
4290 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA
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(404) 294-0774
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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(404) 321-6111x6900
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, 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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