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In 2010, CNNMoney placed Fishers, Indiana at Number 8 on a list of America’s best small cities. Recent comments left by readers indicate that it’s still an excellent community in which to live and raise a family. Crime rates are a fraction of the national average, unemployment is low and the median income is 33 percent higher than the rest of the Hoosier State.
In such an idyllic community however there are still problems. According to the NIDA, one out of every nine youths – 11.4 percent – have taken prescription drugs for non-medical or recreational purposes. This issue is becoming more serious than alcoholism or use of illegal narcotics.
If you suspect your son or daughter has been abusing prescription medications, it’s vital to get them professional help as soon as possible.
What You Need to Ask Before Enrolling in a Program
Once you have determined your child needs help, you will want to know if the program is based on the 12-step model, which has proven highly successful. If the program does not follow this model, ask what which model is being used and learn as much as possible.
It’s also a good idea to find out if there is someone who can diagnose an underlying mental illness or other psychological condition that may have led your child to use drugs.
What Are Kids Using?
The most frequently abused prescription drug among young people is the painkiller Vicodin, used by approximately 8 percent of those who take such drugs for non-medical purposes. Others include:
- Adderall (an amphetamine used to treat ADHD)
- OTC cough medicines (such as NyQuil)
Research a Rehabilitation Facility in Fishers
If you need assistance in locating the right treatment program in Fishers for yourself or a family member, please call us today.
A counselor will be happy to put you in touch with an appropriate facility.