Father Seeking Help For Daughter’s Xanax Addiction...
Caller: 39-year old dad calling on behalf of his daughter
Problem: Xanax addiction
Seeking: Inpatient treatment center
Reason(s): A father wants to find a nearby facility that will take his daughter and help her overcome her current Xanax addiction. He is a single parent and admits that he is unable to spend a great deal of time with his daughter. He said, “I am a single dad, I am trying my best to put food on the table, but I guess that during the teenage years it might be more than a little dangerous to assume your kids are going to be safe.” The dad states that he did not know that his daughter struggled with an addiction to Xanax until she started showing (what I now know is) Xanax withdrawal symptoms. He said, “At first I did not know what was going on. She became moody and seemed to have insomnia; I could hear shuffling around in her room all hours of the night. Then when she did sleep, she sounded as though she was dealing with nightmares. When she started vomiting, I confronted her. I was worried that it might have been pot or something similar. She then finally told me she had first gotten Xanax from a friend a month ago and could no longer afford it. I suppose that is where these withdrawal symptoms are coming from.” He wants to find an inpatient treatment center that has immediate availability and can handle patients who struggle with coping with stress.
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