Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Takoma Park MD

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.

Washington Adventist Hospital
(301) 891-7600x5600
7600 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Spanish

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Walter Reed Army Medical Center
(202) 782-3969
MCWR-DCA-CCC
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Mental Health Clinic
(301) 439-7200
1011 University Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Kolmac Clinic
(301) 589-0255
1003 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Family Health Center
(301) 779-2461
3415 Hamilton Street
Hyattsville, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Amharic, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Another Way Inc
(301) 434-2622
1363 Holton Lane
Takoma Park, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
French, Spanish

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Bridge Back Program
(202) 829-9199
4800 Arkansas Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Andromeda Transcultural Health
(202) 291-4707
1400 Decatur Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians
Language Services
Creole, French, German, Portugese, Russian, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Counseling Plus Inc
(301) 565-9001
8561 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

Data Provided by:
Neighbors Consejo
(202) 234-6855
3118 16th Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men
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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