I am the father of a 57 year old divorced mother of a teenager daughter who lives with me, my wife and other family members. Until 7 or 8 years ago she was a reasonable responsible and stable mother, except she did have significant problems managing money. Then she broke a bone and was prescribed opiod drugs by her physician. After a while it became obvious she was addicted and was abusing drugs, although she denied it. She said her doctor told her she might be “dependent”, but was not “addicted”. The addiction and abuse is manifested by very obvious aberrant behavior such as loss of motor control, slurred speech and unconsciousness. She was once taken to the hospital by ambulance when she lost consciousness and we feared she had stopped breathing. We found out she was getting drugs from multiple doctors and sources other than doctors. I and other family members visited the doctors we knew about and told them of the problem. We contacted her friends we knew about who were giving her prescription drugs and notified them of the illegality of their actions and that we would pursue it if they continued. I think we persuaded everyone except he primary care physician to stop supplying her with opiods. But she still finds ways to get them and she continues to abuse them. Lately she has turned to petty and not-so-petty crimes, presumably to finance her addiction. We have strong indications she has incurred debts and is being pursued by private collection agencies and government tax collectors. She will not talk to us about it and has taken a post office mail box so we can’t tell from whom she is getting mail. She will not discuss her finances with me and has become angry and defensive if I broach the subjects. We notified her primary care physician in writing multiple times of our concerns and implored him to try to convince her she has a problem and to seek treatment. We sometimes think he does not consider this problem to be as serious as we do but, of course, he won’t give us any feedback because of confidentiality issues. To complicate matters last year she was diagnosed with cancer which required surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and extensive follow up care. Now we don’t even know who her doctors are, how many she has and what drugs they are prescribing. Our grand child is being affected and has come to us in tears because her mother is "acting weird" again, but once the crisis is over she doesn't talk to us or to her mother about her concerns. We are desperate to get her treatment of some kind, but we understand we can’t force her and that she will not seek help until she admits she has a problem. My wife and I are elderly and we don’t what else we can do or where else to turn. Is this something properly discussed on this forum?