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    College Freshman Seeking Rehab For Alcoholic Roommate

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    College Freshman Seeking Rehab For Alcoholic Roommate

    Caller: 19-year-old man calling on behalf of 19-year-old college roommate

    Problem: Alcohol addiction

    Seeking: Seeking treatment options for alcohol abuse

    Reason(s): The caller is worried that his roommate’s alcohol consumption that is spiraling out of control. After moving in together at random last year, he says that his roommate is consuming more and more alcohol and it seems to be taking over his life. Caller said “I know that college is supposed to be a time where you drink and experiment, probably drink too much, but this guy is drunk all the time – when he is not drinking, he is sleeping. I have yet to see him go to class this second semester.” The caller states that he saw his roommate pass out drunk several nights in a row, and had to clean up after him after his roommate threw up all over himself in the community bathroom. The caller says that he has been hesitant to involve campus authorities because underage consumption could lead to disciplinary action. While he wants to do the right thing for his roommate, he also knows that he is unable to focus on his studies with this constant distraction, the reason he already requested a different roommate for next semester. However, caller did state, “I feel somewhat responsible, you know? I don’t just want to bail on him, so what should be the next step that I take?”

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