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    Mother Seeks Rehab For Teenage Daughter Addicted To Opiate Pain Relievers

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    Mother Seeks Rehab For Teenage Daughter Addicted To Opiate Pain Relievers

    Caller: Mother for 17 yr. old daughter

    Problem: Opiate addiction; OxyContin

    Seeking: Rehab facility for OxyContin addiction

    Reason(s): Mother is seeking treatment options for her daughter who currently is battling an addiction to opiates. Caller said that another teenager that her daughter had been friends with since kindergarten introduced her daughter to opiates. According to the caller, the friend told her daughter that she really liked OxyContin and thought they should try it together. According to the caller, the first time they tried it her daughter’s friend crushed up the OxyContin and they snorted the lines together. The mom said that her daughter said she did not use very frequently afterwards, but started using more as her stress level due to general stress and college applications started to increase. Caller said that the only reason that she found out her daughter was struggling with an addiction to OxyContin was because money started disappearing from her purse. She confronted her daughter about this fact and found out that her daughter had developed an addiction to OxyContin and was using at least two times each day. She wants to know whether there is a treatment facility within a 50-mile radius that has experience in dealing with opiate addiction. Mom would prefer a facility that will allow visits from parents, though the she stated that she cares more about quality of treatment than visitation options.

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