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    Man Concerned Cousin Is Addicted To Opiates

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    Man Concerned Cousin Is Addicted To Opiates

    Caller: 38-year old man calling on behalf of his teenage cousin

    Problem: Opiate painkiller addiction

    Seeking: Long-term, patient facility

    Reason(s): The man is concerned that his cousin is not only struggling with opiate dependence, but is also becoming involved with a ‘pill mill’ pain clinic. He believes that his cousin has begun abusing prescription medication out of boredom and does not realize just how dangerous the risk of overdose and other health problems can be. He said, “And now he is at one of those pain clinics, the type of place that will give you whatever you want as long as you say the right words – funny thing is that they will tell you or at least guide you into saying the right words. I am really concerned that one of these days, he is going to take too much, be alone in his room, and the next thing you know I am attending his funeral rather than making this call.” The man not only wants to know what he can do to help his cousin escape the clutches of dependence with some recommendations of a couple of long-term, inpatient treatment centers, but would also like to know if there is anything that he could do to have state and local officials look into this alleged ‘pill mill’ facility.

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