Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Wasilla AK

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.

Alaska Family Services
(907) 376-4000
5851 East Mayflower Court
Wasilla, AK
Hotline
(907) 376-4000
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Starting Point
(907) 376-6116
190 East Paulson Avenue
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Graf Rheeneenhaanjii
(907) 455-4725
2550 Lawlor Road
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Alaska Addiction Rehab Services
(907) 376-4534
3701 Palmer Wasilla Street
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men

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Volunteers of America Alaska
(907) 279-9634
1675 C Street
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Alaska Addiction Rehab Services
(907) 376-4534
3701 Palmer Wasilla Street
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men

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Volunteers of America Alaska
(907) 694-3336
7958 Stewart Mountain Drive
Eagle River, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

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Oonalaska Wellness Center
(907) 581-2751
13 Aleutian Avenue
Unalaska, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Hoonah Indian Association
(907) 945-3235
254 Roosevelt Street
Hoonah, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Providence Safe Harbor
(907) 481-2400
717 E Rezanof Drive A
Kodiak, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish, Tagalog

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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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