Caller: 29-year old man for his brother
Problem: Heroin addiction
Seeking: Long-term recovery options specializing in heroin addiction
Reason(s): After his brother’s recent overdose on heroin, he wants to seek immediate help for his brother’s addiction to heroin. The he states his brother recently overdosed on heroin and spent several days in the hospital as a result. While it left the family with a large hospital bill and plenty of heartache, it did not address the heroin addiction. He said, “My brother overdosed because of a needle, according to the doctor he was either clinically dead or close to it. Everyone gathered at his bed, we took care of him; my parents took on the bill, and guess what he did two days after leaving the hospital? He is sticking himself with that needle again.” The man states that many members of his family are ready to give up on his brother, but he is going to continue to try and help. He is saying that he needs to give his brother a chance. He said, “There is no denying he is making his life a mess, there is no denying that he started this himself, but unless we do something to help him, it is important to understand that my brother is not going to come back, my brother is not going to stop using by himself”. He is looking into the possibility of a long-term recovery program with a specific focus on heroin recovery.