Caller: 22-year old man calling on behalf of his friend
Problem: Cocaine addiction
Seeking: Alternative, non-12 step rehab options for cocaine abuse
Reason(s): The man is concerned that the recreational use of cocaine has become a long-term, serious issue for one of their best friends. He said his friends would enjoy going out to ‘party’ on the weekend, but has been unable to keep his use recreational. He states, “I am not going to pretend I am a boy scout, I have tried cocaine a few times, and I actually did enjoy it. However, I have never once felt the need to use it during the week or when I just do not have the money for it. However, my friend has been struggling with what appears to be a dependence on the stuff ever since he started using rather heavily. He no longer confines his use to the weekends; he is actively using the drug on weekdays as well.” The man is afraid that his friend is not only wreaking havoc on his personal life, professional career, and his health, but will also start struggling financially. The man admits that he has seen his friend struggle for too long now, and realizes that without professional help, nothing is going to change. He wants to find his friend alternative rehabilitation options that can help get to the underlying cause of his addiction.