Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Sun Prairie WI

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.

Madison Health Services
(608) 242-0220
3113 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Tellurian UCAN Inc
(608) 222-7311x110
300 Femrite Drive
Monona, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Hope Haven Inc
(608) 251-8881
425 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Rebos Chris Farley House
(608) 255-5922
810 West Olin Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Meriter New Start
(608) 267-6000x5339
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
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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Hope Haven Inc
(608) 249-2600
3602 Memorial Drive
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Mental Health Center of Dane County
(608) 280-2520
625 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Hindi, Hmong, Spanish

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ARC Community Services Inc
(608) 283-6430
202 North Patterson Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Criminal justice clients

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New Start Program Meriter Hospital
(608) 417-8144
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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ARC Community Services Inc
(608) 283-6426
1409 Emil Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Criminal justice clients
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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