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    Teen Is Concerned About Sister’s Adderall Addiction

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    Teen Is Concerned About Sister’s Adderall Addiction

    Caller: 18-year old girl calling on behalf of her sister

    Problem: Adderall

    Seeking: Information on Adderall rehab treatment program

    Reason(s): 18 yr. old girl is concerned that her sister is actively abusing Adderall and is proud of the fact that she managed to convince her personal physician that she struggled with attention deficit disorder. The girl said, “I know that she not only frequently uses Adderall herself, but she also manages to make some money on the side by selling it to other classmates who want a boost to study for tests.” The caller suggests that her sister openly brags to anyone who will listen that she feels great while on Adderall and does not feel that she is doing anything wrong. Additionally, when asked about it, her sister suggests that while she may not be able to do without the drug, she also openly questions why she would ever want to be without it. The teen states that she does not want to get her sister in trouble with her parents, but also does not know how else to address the situation. She said, “I really do not want to be someone who snitches on her own sister, but at the same time I recognize that this is something that could ruin her life. I want to have the facts available to me before I present this to my parents.”

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