Caller: 24-year old man calling on behalf of his roommate
Problem: Prescription medication
Seeking: Long term, inpatient treatment program
Reason(s): The man said that he believes that his roommate might be struggling with addiction, and he has several reasons to believe this. The man said that one of the primary reasons that he found out about his roommates issues is because his roommate became ill and did not go into work, which was uncharacteristic. He said, “Honestly, he never missed a day at work, but recently he has become sick, he does not even seem to do anything except sit around and feel sorry for himself. I have noticed that he started isolating himself too, from his friends, his family, and he even stopped playing flag football altogether.” He also said that the real issue came when his roommate was banging on his door, doubled over in pain. He said that his roommate asked him to drive him to the hospital, but refused to discuss anything related to drug or medication use. The man said, “When I went home, I noticed that there were little baggies all over his room. Now I would never normally go in there, because we share the living room together. Yet when I went in there to get something for him, I realized that there was a serious problem that needed to be addressed. According to what I found, he must have taken about 20 to 30 pills daily, which according to him, after I confronted him, was eating up his whole paycheck.” He said that he wants to find a long-term treatment program to help his roommate and ensure that the health problems do not become worse.