Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Waycross GA

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.

Treatment Center of Waycross
(912) 285-2658
1766 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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McIntosh Trail Community Servs Board
(770) 358-8300
136 North Hill Street
Griffin, GA
Hotline
(770) 358-5252
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Martin Army Community Hospital
(706) 545-8362
7950 Martin Loop
Fort Benning, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Assisted Recovery Center of GA Inc
(912) 352-2425
7722 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA
Hotline
(912) 352-2425
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Volunteers of America Southeast
(229) 896-1522
118 W Hill Avenue
Valdosta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Lakeland Centers Atlanta
(770) 840-9912
7001 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Norcross, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women

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Jones Behavioral Health Inc
(706) 364-3209
114 Pleasant Home Road
Augusta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Georgia Therapy Associates Inc
(404) 349-6655
2797 Campbellton Road
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Gran Recovery Center
(678) 729-9900
215 Kirkland Road
Covington, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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LaFayette Outpatient Clinic
(706) 638-5591x149
501 Mize Street
LaFayette, GA
Hotline
(800) 882-1552
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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