Caller: 24-year old man calling on behalf of his brother
Problem: Cocaine addiction
Seeking: An inpatient drug treatment facility specializing in cocaine addiction
Reason(s): The man said that he has been three states over in college for the last six months and had not seen his brother. After seeing him again after such a long time, he immediately realized that something was wrong. He said, “My brother has always been very upbeat and a happy-go-lucky personality who was a little chubby in the face. When I came back, he looked tired, drawn out, gaunt, and was just not himself. There was nothing about him that looked like him. At first, he pretended as though he was sick, that there was just something wrong, flu or something. However, when that did not improve the first week I was there, I sat down and talked to a bunch of his friends after he ignored me.” He heard that his brother had started abusing cocaine regularly and heavily and a number of his friends had decided to put distance them and my brother after this behavior. He said, “After hearing that, I decided to confront my brother. I realized that if it makes him look and act like this in six months, what would happen in another six months? What is going to happen in a year? Two years? Perhaps we will not get a chance to find out if he continues to disappear like that.” He had a long conversation with his brother who admitted to having a problem and agreed to seek treatment. They agreed to seek out a specialized inpatient drug treatment facility.