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    Niece’s Addiction To Prescription Pain Medication Causes Concern

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    Niece’s Addiction To Prescription Pain Medication Causes Concern

    Caller: Aunt calling on behalf of her 17-year-old niece

    Problem: Addicted to prescription painkillers, Vicodin and Percocet

    Seeking: Long term treatment

    Reason(s): Aunt is worried about her niece’s addiction to pain pills. According to the caller, her sister (the user’s mother) started her niece on substances such as Vicodin and Percocet. According to the aunt, her sister has always acted more like a friend than a mom and thought it might be ‘cool’ to use with her daughter. The caller said, “There is no physical abuse in the household, but the way she is treating her kid is both criminal and negligent. I have thought about getting the police involved countless times but that would only make matters worse.” According to the aunt, the abuse of prescription painkillers has become so severe that her niece barely makes it to class anymore and is likely to flunk out of school instead of getting her degree. The caller is most concerned about the long-term effects of the negligent behavior and drug addiction. She recognizes that a long-term recovery program is essential. The aunt stated, “There is no way that a part-time or short-term program is going to undo the damage to my niece. It may suck for her to have to redo her senior year, but that is where we are at, at this point.” She wants to know about long-term recovery programs that specialize in prescription drug abuse.

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    One Response to “Niece’s Addiction To Prescription Pain Medication Causes Concern”

    1. It’s good that someone sensible enough is seeking help for their loved ones. The first step at this stage would be to go find the most fitting rehab facility and get to know their systems and processes. The aunt must need to make sure that it’s a rehab that has all the medical expertise to address such addiction. Apart from this, the facility must be affordable for the family, as well as provide holistic treatment. There should be therapies as well that would enhance the behavior, interests and social needs of each client (or patient). Then the next thing to consider is the experience and management of the intervention. We always expect that the drug addict is in denial and would likely disagree they need help. So interventionists from the rehab facility must be at bay to provide such service, making sure of course that the target person really would be able to get into rehab. For this case of prescription drug abuse, it’s important to note that not all rehabs provide specific treatment for this. Thus one must look into the expertise of counselors, medical personel and the facility itself. Other things to consider is the staff, the post-rehab treatment and services, as well as accessibility to the family or loved ones of the client. Remember that getting an addict into the rehab is just among the earlier stages… there’s much more to recovery than just being a treatment facility. All the important aspects of treatment must then be carefully inspected before her niece is treated. Thanks!

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