Caller: 33-year old boyfriend
Problem: Xanax addiction
Seeking: Rehab options for Xanax
Reason(s): According to the man, his girlfriend’s prescribed Xanax use is becoming more and more of a problem in their relationship. According to him, his girlfriend was actually prescribed Xanax to combat anxiety, but years of continuous use have made it so, that she needs more and more of the medication. The man said, “It is becoming standard for her to run out of Xanax more than a week before she gets her refills. Because she cannot do without it, it means that she has to go buy some from her scumbag friends who just happen to have some laying around. Her monthly medication now costs $20 or so to fill, but she will spend three times that getting it off the street, oftentimes I have to give her money to pay for it”. According to the caller, he has tried to address the situation before but has been unsuccessful. “She just ignores what I have to say, she pretends she hears me, and claims that she cares, but then just ignores it and continues using. I don’t think it is necessarily malicious, because I do think she is unable to stop.” The caller wants advice on how he should approach the situation, whether he should put forth an ultimatum and whether that would prove beneficial or harmful to her. He also wanted to know what rehab options are available for Xanax addiction.