Caller: 24-year old man calling on behalf of his roommate
Problem: Amphetamines addiction
Seeking: Drug rehab options with a possible intervention assistance
Reason(s): The man is concerned that his roommate may have turned recreational use into full-blown amphetamine abuse. He says that both he and his roommate are freelancers, meaning that sometimes they work long hours to meet specific deadlines. While he says that he himself exists on energy drinks, until he simply can’t keep his eyes open, his roommate has turned to a different substance altogether. He said, “I really noticed that he started to have a problem with amphetamine abuse when he was literally pulling all-nighters. He would just refuse to go to sleep altogether, which really is impossible for me even with my fourth Red Bull. He would crush up these tablets into fine powder and use a little straw to snort them. It was like you could see the light bulbs in his brain turn on.” According to the man, the situation got worse when his roommate received a large order from China. The different time zones meant a lot of back and forth communication at weird hours, which increased the amphetamine use. He is worried that even now that the project is complete, the roommate is still actively abusing amphetamines and has actually increased the amount used per day. He said, “I have tried to approach him about the issue before, but it’s always the same thing, something along the lines of ‘yeah I know, I know, don’t worry,’ but I am starting to worry”.