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    Help For Friend With Out-Of-Control Cocaine Addiction

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    Help For Friend With Out-Of-Control Cocaine Addiction

    Caller: 28-year old man calling on behalf of friend

    Problem: Cocaine addiction

    Seeking: Intervention, long-term treatment options

    Reason(s): The man is concerned that his friend might be struggling with real addiction issues. He believes that his friend thinks he is a recreational cocaine user, despite there being evidence to the contrary. He said, “My friend would use cocaine pretty regularly, to him it was just like having another energy drink – something that can keep you going on your night out when you are out dancing and drinking. However, he is quickly escalating into regular use, and I believe he is now actually using just about every day, and sometimes, several times a day.” He believes that unless something drastic happens in the way of an intervention, his friend is never going to understand the necessity of getting professional help until something goes seriously wrong. This is something that the he wants to avoid at all costs. He also believes that his friend is perfectly capable of dodging questions and he is sure that everything that people tell him is more ‘nagging’ instead of them wanting to offer help for the drug abuse issue. He believes that an intervention needs to be the first step, which should be followed up by a long-term treatment plan that is able to offer a number of different options for his friend.

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