Caller: 50-year-old mother calling on behalf of 18-year-old daughter
Problem: Meth addiction
Seeking: Meth rehab treatment program, treatment options
Reason(s): Caller is the mother of an 18-year-old girl that has developed an addiction to meth. Caller stated that she realized her daughter was becoming dangerously thin. She usually seemed to have an abundance of energy but did not use it to exercise which made the caller suspicious. At first caller said, she thought her daughter might be purging to remain thin, but found out that the problem was something very different. After sitting down to discuss the matter with her daughter, expecting to have a stern talk about body image and a possible eating disorder, caller states her daughter admitted she had been using meth regularly. During an emotional conversation, the caller says that her daughter broke down in tears and asked her mother to help her. The daughter said she used meth to lose weight, fit in with the popular crowd, and it gave her “energy for days.” Caller says she knows her daughter often snorts meth, and occasionally smokes it. For the time being her daughter is holding down a part-time job, playing varsity volleyball, and her grades are decent. Rather than letting the problem escalate to where she can no longer be in control, the caller says she wants her daughter to seek treatment while she is still willing to do so.