Caller: 50-year-old mom calling on behalf of 18-year-old daughter
Problem: Cocaine addiction
Seeking: Intervention, rehab treatment options
Reason(s): Mom is seeking out treatment options for her 18-year-old daughter. She states that her daughter’s drug problem is tearing their family apart. The caller says that her daughter refuses to seek help, which is the reason that she herself is taking matters into her own hands. She discussed that her daughter began acting very different in the last few months, started spending time with the wrong crowd and has turned into a very different person. She says her daughter rarely comes home, and when she does, it is at the early hours of the morning – looking strung out and unhealthy. Because the mom never took drugs herself, she says it took her a while to figure out what the problem was. When she was cleaning her daughter’s room, she found a straw and CD case with white powder residue on it. Having done the research online, she discovered that her daughter has all the signs of a cocaine abuser. When she tried to discuss the matter with her daughter, she found her daughter very unwilling to discuss the matter. She said her daughter looks emaciated, misses school on a regular basis, can’t hold a part-time job, and is constantly yelling and fighting with her and the family. She admitted, “I don’t believe that she is ready to quit. I am calling because I know she needs help. I know that if someone aside from me talks to her, maybe some sort of family intervention to see what she is doing to herself, and the effects it will have on her in the end, she will accept the help and go to a clinic. She is so young still, with so much ahead of her in life. She needs help.” Provided her with the names of several clinics in her general vicinity for treatment options.