Caller: Father calling on behalf of 17-year-old daughter
Problem: Alcohol addiction, dangerous consumption methods
Seeking: Alternative to 12 step rehab program
Reason(s): Caller is worried about his daughter’s alcohol consumption and in particular about the perceived method of consumption. His daughter is not only underage and in high school, but he worries because she and her classmates are not drinking the alcohol, but they are putting it into their bodies by soaking tampons in vodka, whiskey, or whatever they can get their hands on. He read a report that by doing this, not only does the alcohol go directly into the blood stream, but parents are also unable to smell it on their child’s breath. Caller states that he is worried that there is really no way of knowing if his daughter has had too much alcohol, until she shows signs of alcohol poisoning. The father states that he feels his daughter desperately needs help, realizing she is experimenting with drinking and trying the new fads to fit in with her friends, but he is worried about possible health problems and experimenting with other substances later on. Caller states, “I want to help her before things escalate into worse substances.” Caller states that he has tried grounding his daughter but she simply leaves anyway. He is worried about involving law enforcement because the last he would want to do is have her taken out of their home. He wants options that don’t include the traditional 12 step programs, although treatment in an outpatient rehab would be helpful.