Are You Desperate for Help?
Never in a million years would you have imagined you would be researching drug treatment options.
After 17 years of raising your daughter you never would have imagined she would be the cause of your sleepless nights, your depleted bank account, and your new found desperation for finding a comprehensive drug treatment center.
At the age of 22, however, your daughter has transformed into someone you barely recognize. Someone who, on the very worst days, you would just as soon find a way to forget, and you cannot imagine that you would ever abandon your child in the time of need. This current situation, however, is testing both your patience and your resources. Not to mention, the strength of your heart.
When the Tables Turn and a Life Takes a Dangerous Detour
Throughout her junior year in high school, your daughter was the epitome of a great student, a kind daughter, and an increasingly responsible young adult. Then, one afternoon everything changed.
As your daughter was driving to a friend’s house, she realized that she was not exactly where she thought she should be. In a careless moment, rather than pulling over to double check the directions on her phone, she examined the phone while slowly, or so she thought, idled down the street. She must not have, however, been going that slowly. Within a second she found herself jerked back into attention as she found herself partially up on the sidewalk. Initially, she was relieved, thinking that she her distracted driving had caused no damage. Embarrassed, she redirected the front wheels and headed out of the neighborhood, once again on the right course according to the directions on her cell phone.
It wasn’t until later that evening when the family was sitting down to an early dinner, that the real problem began to surface.
After finding her car half on the street and half on the sidewalk, your daughter quickly glanced in her mirrors, looked ahead and out both side windows. She did not notice, unfortunately, that on the ground beside her car was an elderly woman. Evidently, this woman had been walking to her mailbox when the car came up over the curb. Through a quick series of events, the startled woman had tried to jump out of the way. In the process, however, she lost her balance and fell into the car, instead of away from it. As she sat their trying to catch her breath, the driver drove away. The victim could not remember all of the car details. She could, however, recall most of the license plate numbers, and pairing that with a brief description of both the color and make of the car, the police were able to identify the vehicle.
It had taken a few hours, but by the time you were sitting down to eat, the officers were at your door, questioning your daughter, and, in the end, ticketing her for leaving the scene of the accident.
Too Much, Too Soon, Too Little, Too Late
The next hours, weeks, and days were a blur.
Tickets. Traffic court. Your daughter’s unexpected depression. A lawsuit from the victim. A prescription for an anti depressant. Sliding grades. Emails from school teachers. Barely graduating high school.
Things accelerated quickly. You found yourself dealing with a daughter who was hanging with a new group of kids. Kids who had access to all kinds of pills your daughter never would have considered before the hit and run accident.
Now, you find yourself as a parent dealing with a child who is among the 2.6 million people with addictions with dependence on both alcohol and illicit drugs. Five years after the accident you read articles about oxycontin addiction treatment programs, look at Ibogaine treatment centers in another country as a last ditch effort to get your daughter help. Names and types of drug treatment centers are now topics of conversations you have on a daily basis.
You simply hope this new Ibogaine drug treatment center will work. The research you have done indicates that Ibogaine is remarkably effective for obviating more than 98% of withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal, and produces significant reduction in cravings for stimulants and alcohol. You can only hope that this treatment, not yet licensed in the U.S., will help return things to some kind of normal.
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