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    Man Concerned About Friend’s Seroquel Addiction

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    Man Concerned About Friend’s Seroquel Addiction

    Caller: 26-year old man calling on behalf of his friend

    Problem: Seroquel (Quetiapine)

    Seeking: Rehab that specializes in antipsychotic medication

    Reason(s): The man admits that he was not sure that he should be placing the call, mainly because of the strange ‘drug of abuse’. The caller suggests that he did not believe that it was possible to abuse antipsychotic medication, but he realized that his friend might have a serious problem. He said, “I know it is prescribed for insomnia, bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia, so at first it just sounds like medication you know? But the way he is using it, it makes me feel as though something else is going on.” The man said that he took one of the pill bottles and did a search online, finding that this tranquilizer drug is abused to provide a careless state of mind and reduce feelings of anxiety. The caller also found out that the drug is often used to come down off uppers like amphetamines and cocaine, but is unsure whether his friend has other substance abuse issues. He said, “I do not know the specifics, but I know that he has a legitimate problem that is not going to go away on its own. I have known him for years and he has always been someone who worries, about girls, the ACTs, getting into college, getting a good job, and now it just seems that he does not care anymore. I want to know what I can do to help him get back on track.”

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