“I need to phone the treatment centre daily, Mom. That way I’ll get noticed so maybe I can bypass the waitlist to get in sooner. I need $40 to reload time on my phone. Can I borrow 40. I will pay you back on welfare-wednesday, I promise. Thanks, mom, that’s great! I love you.
“But can you transfer it right now, I’m here at my bank right now. Oh, can you add another 20, I’ll need some money for the bus so I can get home. Thanks Mom I really will go to rehab this time. I finally ‘get’ what they are saying. The steps. I need to change my life. I need help with these intense cravings and relapses. I’ll make this right, Mom.
“Oh yeah, um, could I have a little extra so I can buy some food. I’m right out. I haven’t eaten yet today. Just another 40 is all I’ll need until I get in the clinic. Thanks Mom. Thank you. Thank you. I love you. I don’t know what I’d do without you. Love you Mom. Bye.”