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    Seeking Help For Roommate With An Alcohol Addiction

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    Seeking Help For Roommate With An Alcohol Addiction

    Caller: 25-year old male calling on behalf of his roommate

    Problem: Alcohol addiction

    Seeking: Treatment options and rehabs for alcoholism

    Reason(s): The caller is wondering whether it is possible to ‘force’ someone to take action or whether they can only seek help on their own volition. According to the caller, his roommate has begun to show more and more signs of having developed an addiction to alcohol over the past few months. The caller stated, “He has always been the ‘messy’ type of roommate, but he paid his rent on time and he never did anything too bad, so I just accepted that. Now he appears to be living in filth and I swear that it seems as though getting up for bodily functions is barely enough to get him off the couch.” According to the caller, the roommate’s response to being confronted about a possible alcohol addiction was indifferent. “I would have understood and actually appreciated it if he would have gotten mad, denied it even, but he didn’t even do that. He barely even lifted his head as I tried to make him pay attention to me.” According to the caller, the roommate is late on rent for the second month running, and the caller assumes that is because of the lack of income and the fact that any money that does come in is spent on alcohol. “He is just a roommate I’ve had for 14 months or so, a guy that I did not know before, I want to kick him out, but at the same time you would not kick a sick man into the gutter. I just need to know how I can resolve this situation.”

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