Caller: 26-year old woman calling on behalf of her boyfriend
Problem: Opana (oxymorphone)
Seeking: Long-term, inpatient recovery
Reason(s): Woman is concerned that what may have been a previous OxyContin addiction has converted into a different type of addiction. She is concerned that after doing some research, her boyfriend is abusing Opana after the OxyContin formula changed. The caller said, “I know my boyfriend has had problems with addiction before, this is nothing new to me and not a reason to break up with him. However, when I found out that OxyContin changed its formula, I thought that it might eliminate the problem, at least somewhat. Now I came across these little green pills in his drawer and when I went online I find out that they are Opana. When I look up Opana, the first thing that I come across is that it has become some sort of OxyContin replacement for people who are addicted.” She is concerned that her boyfriend’s problems are going to resurface now that he has found an alternative product to abuse, which leads to her wanting him to get help. She said, “I have told him very clearly that he either shapes up or ships out, he can either get help or never have me in his life again.” According to the woman, her boyfriend agreed to seek treatment but was unsure where to start looking. They are looking for a long-term, inpatient recovery.