Caller: 45-year-old man calling on behalf of his 25-year-old cousin
Problem: Fentanyl addiction
Seeking: Biophysical detoxification option
Reason(s): The man is seeking treatment options for his cousin who is abusing fentanyl. According to the caller, his cousin is abusing the prescription pain management medication that his aunt is receiving for her cancer treatment. The man said, “It started off pretty minor, I would notice that one or two pills would be short, you know, just that she would not have enough before it was time to refill the prescription. However, at first it would be three short, then it was eight short, later it was 10 short and recently I found out that half of her prescription was gone already.” Because of the addictive traits of the prescription medication and the increased risk for an overdose, the caller is interested in getting treatment options that meet the needs of his cousin. “Even though it may seem weird to say this, I am very adamant about finding a biophysical detoxification option. He is a vegan, as strange as that sounds to say about an addict pumping pills in his system and he takes that very seriously. So if I want him to take treatment seriously, I need to find an option that he can work with.” We scheduled a follow-up phone call to discuss possible options in their vicinity.