Caller: 37-year old dad for his son
Problem: Heroin addiction
Seeking: Non 12 step, long-term inpatient treatment options with a biophysical detox
Reason(s): The father is concerned about his son’s addiction to heroin, wondering whether he can do anything to help save his son’s life. The caller states that his son was recently released from jail after serving 18 months on a drug possession charge. However, he believes that his son might have continued using during his incarceration and immediately started using again once he was released. The father said, “There was hope you know? Hope that he would somehow get his life together if he had no other choice but to stay sober. But, I do not believe he stayed sober while they locked him up.” He is concerned that his son might face a longer jail sentence next time or that he would eventually overdose on heroin. The dad said, “When I came back from work, the day after he came to live at my place, because he does not have anything of his own; there he was, just nodding off, with the [expletive] needle still stuck in his arm. Being locked up is not going to do anything for him, he needs professional drug counseling to battle this heroin addiction. He needs to overcome it or it is going to overcome him.” He made it clear he does not believe a 12-step option is going to do much for his son; he wants a long-term inpatient treatment program with biophysical detoxification options.