Caller: 55-year old mother calling for her son
Seeking: Long-term inpatient treatment
Reason(s): The mother is worried about her son’s downward spiral when it comes to drug use. The caller states that her son has always been in trouble, even running into issues as early as 12 years old at school. She said that by the time her son was 16, he had been in jail several times for fighting and theft. According to her, even though the signs were there, she always turned a blind eye. The mom states, “The real eye openers were the silver paper and needles. That is when it became a reality; that is when I started to realize just how much trouble my son was in.” According to the mother, things have gotten progressively worse, being in and out of jail for years, breaking into homes, stealing cars, stealing from the family and from neighbors. She said that her husband has given up on their son, saying “There is nothing my son is going to do that is likely to make his dad forgive him. We fight about this all the time, and the only time we argue is about that. My husband makes it clear he wants to cut off contact with our son, but I want to try one more time to see if we can get him on the right path.” According to the mom, her son has never tried long-term inpatient recovery, and she is interested in seeing whether this could be the breakthrough that he needs.