Caller: 35-year-old male calling on behalf of his 38-year-old male, friend
Problem: Friend depressed over unresolved heroin addiction
Seeking: Alternative rehab and possible detox treatments
Reason(s): Caller is interested in finding out information for his friend that is struggling with a heroin addiction. According to the caller, friend has hit rock bottom. Caller states that his friend is addicted to shooting heroin and does not know where to get help or advice on how to stop. Caller states that his friend has no family, no children, and the other “friends” that he talks to are addicts as well. Caller states that his friend realizes that he is over his head when he said, “I have had many people die throughout the years and still can’t bring myself to stop in the slightest. I think about it from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep.” As discussed, caller states his friend does not appear to have a goal in life save for finding where and when he can get his next fix. After sitting down with his friend, caller says that his friend confided that he wants to have a family someday, children, a wife, a good job but heroin has completely overtaken everything. When the 38-year-old male is not sleeping on caller’s couch, caller fears that he may be sleeping on the street somewhere. Looking for information regarding rehab and whether or not it is plausible to detox without professional help.