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    Teen Caller Wants Information To Help Her Mother Deal With Opioids Addiction

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    Teen Caller Wants Information To Help Her Mother Deal With Opioids Addiction

    Caller: 15-year-old daughter calling regarding 42-year-old mom

    Problem: Addiction to opioids

    Seeking: Wants help for her mother’s addiction to prescribed medicine, possible altenerative options

    Reason(s): Daughter is requesting information in regards to her mother that is currently abusing opioids. After the divorce between the mother and father, things only got worse. The daughter said that both she and mother lost everything, their home, money, and the sense of being a family. Shortly after the divorce, the mom had been binge drinking and left to go purchase cigarettes. She ran a stop sign and was T-boned by a large truck. Since then she changed from using alcohol to lessen the pain to opioids that were initially prescribed to her. After multiple surgeries, she continues to abuse opioids throughout the day. The daughter tells me that her mother passes out all throughout the day. The mother constantly slurs her words and can barely hold a conversation let alone take her daughter to school in the morning. She is now forced to ride the bus to school. The daughter stated, “I want my mother back. She needs help and I don’t know where else to turn. I know deep down she does not want to be like this, but she is an addict—a shell of her former self. When I look at her nowadays, all I see is an addict in a body that used to be that of my loving mother.” The daughter is looking for alternative rehab options, possibly as an inpatient because she doesn’t know how to get her mom to listen to her.

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    One Response to “Teen Caller Wants Information To Help Her Mother Deal With Opioids Addiction”

    1. I hope this young girl is able to find the help her mother needs. It’s hard to see a family struggle like this when everything is stacked against them. She deserves her mother back so they can build a new future together. I also hope that the daughter will be able to avoid situations like this in her future, due to having to see and live through it as she is now. Good luck to you!

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