Caller: 44-year old man calling on behalf of his wife
Problem: Ritalin addiction
Seeking: Long term treatment options for Ritalin
Reason(s): The husband is becoming increasingly concerned with his wife’s health, especially because she is actively abusing prescription medication in an attempt to lose weight. He said that his wife has struggled with body image issues for the entirety of her life, but has managed to make decent progress in the last few years. However, he is concerned that Ritalin abuse, done in an attempt to lose weight, has caused his wife serious issues. He said, “I honestly do not know where she got them from – apparently those mommy-and-me places have prescription drugs by the boatload, which you do not really think about, suburban moms peddling drugs with one another.” He noticed a change in his wife’s behavior and became worried that something else might be going on. He said, “When I confronted her, I did not expect her to say something along the lines of prescription drug abuse, I figured she might be purging to lose weight, but nothing like this. “ He is clear that he wants his wife to get help, but also needs help with the underlying body image issues. As a result, he wants to make sure that his wife enters into a long-term treatment option that is able to not only provide help with recovery for drug addiction, but can also help her with any underlying issues regarding her body image.