Caller: 35-year old man calling on behalf of his friend
Problem: Percocet addiction
Seeking: Rehab treatment for prescription medications
Reason(s): The man is worried that his friend has moved from relying on Percocet for pain management to a full-blown Percocet addiction. The man says that his friend was prescribed Percocet in order to deal with the painful aftermath of a medical procedure, but is currently supplementing the prescription Percocet with other substances as well. The man said, “I know he takes Percocet, he has a reason to take it. However, he does not take it as recommended by his doctor. Instead, he is taking so much that he has to buy some from a shady friend of his who charges an arm and a leg, because otherwise he would not have enough to last him through the week.” The man states that both he and his friend discussed the use of the medication and he states that his friend did admit that he is unable to stop using the drug. The man also said that his friend says he had strong cravings for the drug, felt anxious, experienced sudden mood swings and had a serious lack of energy when he tried to stop using. The man said, “There are people who take Percocet because they a) need it and then there are people who take it because they b) can’t stop taking it. He started out as someone in ‘a’, but has become someone in (b), he needs help and he needs it now.” He wants a program that treats prescription medications for his friend.