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    Woman Concerned After Brother’s Transition To Heroin

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    Woman Concerned After Brother’s Transition To Heroin

    Caller: 27-year old woman calling on behalf of her brother

    Problem: Opiate painkillers and heroin addiction

    Seeking: Inpatient, long-term rehab center

    Reason(s): The woman is concerned that her brother is slowly but surely spiraling into full-blown heroin addiction after having previously abused prescription painkillers. She said, “The truth is that my brother has always had an addictive personality; he would eat a lot of sweet stuff as a kid, he would be unable to put video games down easily, he just easily got hooked on stuff. When he was prescribed painkillers to deal with his continuous back pain, this was no different. He has started to abuse painkillers as though they are Pez Candy. After a while, he was unable to get enough through his prescription and started buying them on the street. As a result, he now struggles financially.” She said that one of her brother’s friends recommended that he switch to heroin, considering that heroin is widely available and was much more affordable. The switch has caused the transition into addiction to become even more evident. The woman said, “He now actively smokes heroin, my own brother, a heroin user. There is something so surreal about that. However, I know that unless we do something to help him get off this stuff, like really get him to go away for a while, away from his, so-called, friends, he is never going to get the treatment he needs to change. He will just continue to use until he is either dead or in jail.”

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    1. I tried to look at two other websites I thought would be direct contacts to rehabs for heroin addiction, their numbers provided don’t work. I thought of emailing this website but first I will have a comment here as I have questions regarding the same issue as above. My boyfriend, a former football player, was injured last 2013, cutting his chance at ever playing for our university team, and yes, his dreams of going pro. Lamarr is a great, great guy, but his injury introduced him to insecurities & worse, painkillers. He’s like hooked on it, abusing as well. Then a couple of weeks ago, I found him in our apartment with strangers who he mentioned were guys from the same clinic he goes for therapy. Woman’s intuition tell me it’s heroin playtime for them. My question – is there a heroin-specific rehab or therapy or program where we can go into? What pre-rehab services do they offer? I hope there’s one in or close to Minneapolis. Anyone here care to answer? Please do so. I have provided my email above so feel free to shoot me up a reply. Any idea or advice from this website or from its readers would be most welcome. Thanks guys!

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