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    Mother Seeking Treatment For Daughter’s Addiction To Xanax

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    Mother Seeking Treatment For Daughter’s Addiction To Xanax

    Caller: 48-year old mother

    Problem: Xanax abuse

    Seeking: Treatment options for prescription drug abuse

    Reason(s): The caller is worried about her daughter’s addiction to Xanax. She described it like this, “When you are a mother and you hear all those horror stories, and you have your first child, you worry about them getting on dope, or drinking too much. But I never once thought that she would get in trouble with prescription drugs.” According to the mom, the problems have been developing for some time but she finally realizes what the problem is. According to the mom, her daughter is finding ways to get the Xanax from ‘friends’ at school, meaning that the mother has to choose between sending her child somewhere where she might be tempted to use, or keep her at home and then she suffers academically. She said “However, at this point I am not so sure that keeping her home would wreck her grades any further, she has been doing poorly in school and it is almost like I am dealing with an entirely different person. Because the school has a zero-tolerance policy, I am afraid to ask the school for help because I fear she might be suspended.” The mother would prefer an initial counseling conversation to take place as early as possible with treatment preferably happening around vacation periods. However, after speaking to the mother at length, she is willing to write off the semester if it means getting her daughter the right help.

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