Why is my daughter acting like this?
I may not have worded my question correctly and I apologize but I don’t know what else to do. My daughter Valerie is 25 years old. She is a beautiful young woman and we love her unconditionally. Valerie has been doctor shopping. We looked through her purse and found 4 pharmacy cards. She is on 17 different medications which she says that it’s for back pain and we spoke to a doctor who says that she does not need to be on 17 different medications. This all started when Valerie turned 12. She would sneak out of the house and drink. She started prostituting when she was 12 and has used this money to buy drugs. She would tell people she was 18 and have sex with guys as old as 30. When she got released from juvenile detention, she would run away again and have sex with older guys. We did press charges against these men but she would not stop. She started smoking crystal meth when she was 13. We put her in rehab many times which had no effect because she would do drugs. She also did Crack, Cocaine, Heroin, Percocet, Exocine, Desyrel, Xanax, Marijuana. When she was 14, she got pregnant with her now 11 year old son Daniel. When the baby was born, he had to be moved to a level 1 pediatric care facility because he was born addicted to drugs. When she was 16, she got pregnant with her 9 year old son James. James is his middle name. His first name is Anthony but we called him James because Anthony was named after Tony, someone who was busted selling cocaine. She got pregnant again at 17 with her 7 year old son Michael. We are afraid she might be pregnant right now. She is an alcoholic, has no job, doesn’t have custody of her children, homeless, never finished high school and her I don’t know what to do with her.