Caller: Man seeking treatment for his brother
Problem: Heroin addiction
Seeking: Private rehab and their treatment options
Reason(s): The brother is calling on behalf of his brother who is struggling with an addiction to heroin. According to the caller, his brother had been experimenting with and abusing Oxycodone for some time already. However, with the relatively recent formula change that OxyContin underwent, it has become more expensive for users to abuse the drug. The caller said, “He used to pop those pills, quite a few at a time or he would snort them after crushing them up into a powder. He never injected that I know of. However, after we had the big discussion about him using heroin, he told me that he started using it because OxyContin had become four times more expensive.” Caller states that his brother told him that the change was solely financial. “He told me that it was only because OxyContin became so expensive it was difficult to keep him happy with what he had. However, I will be honest with you…hearing that your brother abuses prescription drugs, is one thing, but to hear that he is actually using heroin is definitely an eye-opener. The caller expressed the concern that his brother will eventually start injecting in order to receive more of a rush. He discussed possible treatment options and is interested in possible private treatment facilities in order to have his brother admitted sooner.