A 28-year-old male asked:
16 year old cousin has been using cocaine. her mother is taking her to their family doc today to get help for her. how do family docs respond to this?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Rehab referral: Probably by helping her to find some rehab/therapy options; most often starting as an outpatient. Unless she is resistant to treatment, in which case as a minor she could be placed in rehab involuntarily. Hopefully she wants help. Until she does, it will be very difficult to help her.
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Pediatrics 21 years experience
Like professionals..: A physician is dedicated to providing the best care for our patients. This means caring for the well-being of your cousin without judgment. I suspect that this visit will entail a very frank discussion with your cousin about her frequency of use and determining what is the best treatment plan (inpatient/outpatient) and setting up referrals to treatment plans to start her on the road to recovery.
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Last updated Jun 4, 2017
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