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Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Wailuku HI

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.

Malama Na Makua A Keiki
(808) 877-7117
388 Ano Street
Kahului, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

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YMCA of Honolulu
(808) 848-2494
1289 Mahiole Street
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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Ku Aloha Ola Mau Inc
(808) 961-6822x15
900 Leilani Street
Hilo, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Comprehensive Health and Attitude
(808) 528-0550
173 South Kukui Street
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
Chinese, German, Tagalog

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Wahiawa Middle School
(808) 848-2494
275 Rose Street
Wahiawa, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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Aloha House Inc
(808) 579-9584
4593 Ike Drive
Makawao, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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State of Hawaii Judiciary
(808) 599-3700
850 Richards Street
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French, Ilocano, Japanese, Malay, Tagalog

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Ku Aloha Ola Mau
(808) 538-0704
1130 North Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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YMCA Outreach Services
(808) 848-2494
85-251 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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Lokahi Treatment Centers
(808) 331-1175
76-6225 Kuakini Highway
Kailua Kona, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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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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