Caller: 38-year old mom
Problem: Son addicted to Percocet
Seeking: Rehab options and intervention specialist
Reason(s): The caller states she has worked as an administrative assistant at a police department for more than a decade but is now facing legal problems of her own. She said, “I have spent more than ten years when it comes to fighting the war on drugs, but that was all in my work life – I never expected that the problem would become a personal one.” According to the caller, her 16-year old son no longer complies with her rules, will not stop using the drug, and continues acting out since becoming addicted to Percocet. The mom stated “To be honest, I only see two options if it continues like this, he is going to end up in jail or dead.” According to the caller, she has tried cutting his allowance and setting curfews, but nothing has proven successful. The caller stated that she is ready to set an ultimatum for her son and stick with it, but she is not quite sure how she should proceed. The caller said, “It’s easy to advise people when it is not your flesh and blood, but it becomes a lot harder when you are personally involved.” The caller wanted more information about possible forced rehab options and would like to speak with an intervention professional to get more basic information before proceeding.