Chantel, an all-American 17-year-old girl addicted to crystal meth, was the subject of an Oprah Winfrey Show first —her heartsick mother and sister appeared on the show to stage an intervention. Debra Jay, an addiction specialist, was here to help convince Chantel to check into rehab.
Chantel agreed and a car took her straight to the airport from the show. Addiction counselors Janice Styers and David Rosenker were assigned the challenging task of getting Chantel from our studio to a treatment facility on the other side of the country. Chantel changed her mind after only minutes on the road. "Turn the car around," she demanded. "I hate you guys! I hate this!"
But Chantel made it on the plane and reluctantly checked into the nationally renowned Caron Foundation, a drug treatment facility in Pennsylvania.