Caller: 22-year-old man for his friend
Problem: Addiction to MDMA (Ecstasy)
Seeking: Rehab options for ecstasy
Reason(s): The caller is worried about his friend’s potential long-term health problems because of the use of ecstasy. He stated that both he and his friend had used ecstasy before to go out on the weekend, but a recent experience that his friend had changed his mind on the illicit substance. Caller said, “We were getting ready to go out, it was a Friday night, but instead of dropping, once he got to the club, he actually did it at home, a couple of hours before we left. I have seen him on ecstasy before but it was almost as if he was not in control of himself at all. His heart was pounding so loud I thought it was going to jump out of his chest and his temperature was through the roof. I mean I could have cooked an egg on his forehead. It took him until the next morning before his heart rate and temperature got down to normal again.” According to the caller, this was the eye opener that he needed, to stop using the illicit substance. However, the caller is worried about his roommate, especially considering that after talking to his him, it doesn’t appear to have changed his mind on the potential use of MDMA in the future. He wants suggestions on how to properly address rehab options for his addiction, with his friend.