Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Wallingford CT

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.

Connection House
(860) 343-5512
167 Liberty Street
Middletown, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Rushford Center Inc
(860) 346-0300
1250 Silver Street
Middletown, CT
Hotline
(800) 567-0902
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Connection Inc
(860) 343-5510
196 Court Street
Middletown, CT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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APT Foundation Inc
(203) 781-4646
1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Russian

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Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
(203) 974-5777
1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
French, German, Spanish

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Wakeman Hall at the Childrens Ctr of
(203) 248-2116x341
1400 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Connecticut Valley Hospital
(860) 262-5000
Silver Street
Middletown, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Creole, French, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish

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Connecticut Counseling Centers Inc
(203) 755-8874
4 Midland Road
Waterbury, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Connecticut Mental Health Center
(203) 974-5800x5806
1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Spanish

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Northside Community Outpatient Servs
(203) 503-3470
226 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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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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