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    Sister’s Xanax Abuse Combined With Alcohol Causing Concern

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    Sister’s Xanax Abuse Combined With Alcohol Causing Concern

    Caller: 34-year old woman calling on behalf of her sister

    Problem: Xanax addiction

    Seeking: Intervention specialist and options for Xanax treatment programs

    Reason(s): The woman is concerned about her sister’s Xanax abuse. She understands that Xanax has a part to play in Western medicine, but does not believe that her sister is following instructions. She said, “I know my sister struggles with anxiety, that part I believe, so maybe she does need Xanax to a certain degree. However, I do know that she uses it along with alcohol to augment the side effects even further. That to me does not sound like someone who is truly in control of what they are doing and I think she needs help.” She said that while she has tried to help her sister before, her sister consistently turns down her offers for help. She said, “Both me and her fiancée have talked about it without her knowing. We both know that something must change. That is why we are actively trying to find an intervention specialist who can help with this type of dependence.” She is getting a phone consultation appointment with an intervention specialist who is going to advise and oversee any possibility of an intervention in the near future.

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