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@staypositive

@JustinMcClanahan After alot of consideration, I contacted her mom, whom I only have met a handful of times. Approached it as caring and carefully as possible to let her know of her daughter's pain and 2 requests to me for pain meds during the week. Expressed I was not comfortable providing prescription meds when no doctor ordered them. When she strongly agreed, I then expressed concern that by that time I was aware of 5 others she had asked as well over the past year. At that point, her mom acknowledged a previous history for her daughter having a hard time getting off pain meds due to repetitive surgeries and other complications. Her mom then got involved again that very evening to address it. I made my son aware after that. Couple days later, I spoke with my future daugther-in-law and she says she doesnt have an addiction, her mom showed up while there and i could tell her mom is taking this seriously. At this point I have stepped away from the topic as I feel those are the 2 closest to her to work thru next steps. Sounded like her mom was going to go to doctor with her daughter a few days later. Hoping and praying that they are figuring it out. If you have other suggestions would love to hear them….

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@staypositive This must have been quite a nerve-wracking discussion, as you had no idea how this young lady's mom would react. I bet she is grateful to you for letting her know. And thankful you stood your ground. I hope you hear what the next steps are, from her or her mom, and can share news with us. We're here for you!
Ginger

Hi, @staypositive – wondering how you are doing and how things are going with your future daughter-in-law and the pain medications?

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