Prescription Drug Addiction among Teens Westerly RI

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.

Phoenix House
(401) 348-9995
101 Franklin Street
Westerly, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Stonington Institute
(800) 832-1022
75 Swantown Hill Road
North Stonington, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Caritas Inc
(401) 539-3002
15 Baker Pines Road
Wyoming, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Connection Inc/ The Connection
(860) 448-4993
542 Long Hill Road
Groton, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
French

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Phoenix House of New England
(401) 783-0782
1058 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI
Hotline
(401) 788-2840
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Center for Behavioral Health
(401) 596-0969
86 Beach Street
Westerly, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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South Shore Mental Health Centers Inc
(401) 364-7705
4705 Old Post Road
Charlestown, RI
Hotline
(401) 364-7705
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Connection Inc
(860) 405-2107x108
542 Long Hill Road
Groton, CT
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, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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CODAC Behavioral Healthcare I
(401) 789-0934
350 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI
Hotline
(401) 789-0934
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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SARP Substance Abuse
(860) 694-4837
1 Wahoo Drive
Groton, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
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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