Caller: 31-year old woman calling on behalf of her best friend
Problem: Heroin addiction
Seeking: Long-term rehab center that specializes in heroin addiction
Reason(s): The woman is concerned about her friend hitting absolute rock bottom after a long-time struggle with heroin addiction. She said that her friend has struggled with addiction for years, but it has finally cost her more than she ever thought imaginable; she has lost her job, her husband, and is now losing the children because the husband is filing for divorce and taking the children with him. The husband has threatened to have her drug tested by the courts if she does try to claim guardian status. The woman said, “People have warned her about this time and time again, her husband has warned her that this would happen if she continued to use, and she kept on using without even the slightest hesitation, at least not that we saw. Now she has lost everything that she had and she is alone – it is a shame that she had to fall this far to be able to get help, but at least she is finally open to it.” She says that she wants her friend to get help, but also realizes that even despite her best intentions now, long-term rehabilitation is necessary. She is actively seeking a possible rehab option that would last for a minimum of three months.