Caller: 24-year old man calling on behalf of his friend
Problem: Methamphetamine addiction
Seeking: Non 12 step program that is long term
Reason(s): The man is worried that his best friend’s drug addiction is becoming a serious issue. He said that after a night of heavy drinking in college, his friend revealed that he had an abusive stepdad who was both verbally and mentally abusive. He states that his friend left home at a very early age and was introduced to drugs by friends he knew there. While the caller said his friend did not care for alcohol or marijuana, methamphetamine certainly became a favorite. He said, “I know he has been struggling with sobriety for years, that part I knew. However, I never knew about the methamphetamine or about the ways in which he has experienced problems in the last few years. I know that he has been having a bad time in recent months after failing out of college. He admits that he started using because he feels isolated and alone.” The man said that he wants to help his friend find a recovery program that not only deals with the immediate issue of methamphetamine addiction, but can also help him make long-term, positive changes in the future. He said, “I understand that no one is going to be able to help him undo a decade of abuse and mental instability. However, I know that he is a fighter. He just needs the tools in order to become a better person. If he has those, I know that he is going to be able to fight this.” He just needs something more than the usual 12 step program.