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    Brother Evolved From Cocaine Use To Crack Addiction

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    Brother Evolved From Cocaine Use To Crack Addiction

    Caller: 32-year old man calling about his 26-year old brother

    Problem: Crack addiction

    Seeking: Inpatient long term recovery program

    Reason(s): The caller is worried about his brother’s spiral out of control with illicit substances. The man stated that the reason behind the use was a broken heart, saying “My brother had drank a little liquor and smoked some weed but nothing too bad, then he started sniffing and selling cocaine which was already bad enough. However, it did not start getting worse until he had a bad breakup a few months later. The cocaine use gradually became more serious and he could not achieve the same high, so he started smoking crack. Eventually he started smoking it every day and that is where we are now.” According to the caller, his brother has gone down from 185 pounds to 105 pounds. Compounding the problem is that his brother was evicted recently from his apartment and lost custody of his son. The caller stated, “Now he is staying at some sleazy guy’s house and selling drugs just to finance the habit. You want to help your brother out but I know any cash I give him will not go to his son or a place to live, he’d use it to smoke crack.” According to the caller, his brother tried outpatient treatment after he lost custody of his son, but decided to drop out after three days. Both parties agree that a long-term recovery program is necessary to kick the addiction to crack, but they are unsure where to start looking.

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    One Response to “Brother Evolved From Cocaine Use To Crack Addiction”

    1. Gawd, get him help! Stuff lyk this shudn’t have gotten ths far if help was around earlier on. Membah that 8s juz gonna get worse. Bfore it becumz a life-threatening sit or getting the bro ODing here, get him to rehab or something. Dn’t w8 for the death pic to come get him. Saying this cuz my dad was in d same sit, evolved from simple smoking pot or sumthin. And he nver got over it even after marriage, divorce n all. then it got worse, we witnessed his experiments n addiction to diff drugs, substances, etc. as the family was young then, we ddnt talk much about rehab, just filled with hatred n anger n all. after his death – like ten years n2 addiction – that’s when it hit us that it cud’ve been helped with rehab. esp cuz we hav sum1 else in the fam elsewhre who was successful. dnt make it too late for the bro – or anyone else u knw who’s addicted. get them help!

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