Caller: 16-year old girl calling on behalf of her friend
Problem: Cocaine addiction
Seeking: Cocaine rehab treatment options
Reason(s): The teen has known her friend for years and both attend a prestigious high school. The girl stated that while attending a prestigious high school opens the door for universities such as Yale, Columbia, and Harvard, it also places additional expectations on these students to perform. She said that this is when her friend turned to cocaine to get a mental edge. She said, “At first she actually did better in school, I am not sure who recommended it but it seems like a strange reason to start – but a valid one for her nonetheless.” The teen admits that the grades were impressive and that it provided her friend far more time for other electives, something that colleges look at. The caller said, “At first the cocaine made her really social too, made it easier for her to start up a conversation and talk to people, but it quickly began to isolate her from others. Even other students who actively used cocaine at our high school, did not use as much as she is using. This is the reason she started hiding her cocaine abuse from others.” According to the teen, her friend realizes that something needs to change, random nosebleeds in class, painful throat and sinuses, her friend was starting to realize that this extra energy comes at a price. The teen is going to join her friend in addressing the issue with the user’s parents, so wants drug rehab options to present to them.