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    Man Concerned About Friend Self-Medicating After Shoulder Injury

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    Man Concerned About Friend Self-Medicating After Shoulder Injury

    Caller: 27-year old man, calling on behalf of his friend

    Problem: Prescription opioid addiction

    Seeking: Rehab program that has instant availability with possible intervention

    Reason(s): The man is seeking immediate rehabilitation options for his friend who is struggling with an opiate addiction. The man is worried his friend may not be able to continue living the same destructive lifestyle much longer. He says that his friend received opioid painkillers after suffering an injury to his shoulder. He also said, “When he first got these medications, he was very careful when it came to using them. He would even refuse to drink a beer when watching football and his girlfriend said he would refuse to drink wine during dinner. However, that all went out the window when he accidentally took two instead of one.” The caller said that the euphoric sensations might have been enough to get his friend to keep trying more of the same substance. According to the man, his friend refuses to talk to both him and his longtime girlfriend about possible issues with addiction. He is concerned that his friend is going to continue taking more and more of the same medication and the friend’s girlfriend says that there are days that he is just ‘knocked out’ after 4 PM. He said, “I am very concerned about what is going to happen to him. Worse yet, it seems that everyone around him can see that something is wrong, but he is unable to do so”. He wants to find a rehabilitation program that has instant availability and would like to know more about staging an intervention to confront the friend with his drug abuse.

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    One Response to “Man Concerned About Friend Self-Medicating After Shoulder Injury”

    1. After my hip injury and subsequent surgery, this story above was also my story. It came to a point I’d rather have meds than food! But thankfully my brother-in-law introduced me to acupuncture, then later on to sound therapy. I’m now free from medications & is helping spread the word about pain relief management – without drugs!!! Bros and sisters, pharmaceutical products are not the only option! See an expert at your place for Asian medicine and therapies. For sure, it’s cheaper and non-addictive!

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