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    Seeking Alcohol Rehab For Friend With Alcohol Poisoning

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    Seeking Alcohol Rehab For Friend With Alcohol Poisoning

    Caller: 29-year old man calling on behalf of a friend

    Problem: Alcohol addiction

    Seeking: Long term treatment options for alcohol

    Reason(s): The man is wondering about possible alcohol treatment options for alcohol addiction. He revealed that while he has been tempted to seek help for his friend’s alcohol addiction a number of times before, he now realizes that something needs to change immediately after an almost fatal alcohol-poisoning incident. He said, “When someone has a problem with alcohol, it’s not like with coke or heroin – it is legal for them to buy this [expletive] you know? So I do not know how to approach the subject, but he twisted my arm when he drank to blackout levels and could not even breathe because he vomited all over himself.” The man relates the experience and is somewhat relieved that it happened, especially because it functions as something of a wakeup call. He realizes that his friend has been dealing with alcohol abuse for a long time now, and after doing some research, he realizes that long-term treatment options for alcohol addiction are needed. He wants to find a long-term treatment option which includes a biophysical detoxification. He stated, “We have talked, I told him that I loved him like a brother, but if he pulled this [expletive] again, I would kill him myself. He realized the seriousness, and it actually sounds like he might want help.”

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