Drug addiction does not discriminate; it can become a problem at any stage of life; and while addressing the concerns might look slightly different for individuals of varied ages, Amudim never sways from the universal task of helping someone get his/her life back on track and to a healthier place.
Brian*, a 58 year-old divorced man with grown children, reached out to us after getting into a car accident while he was high. Brian shared that he had been struggling with drug use for the previous five years; but he never realized how dangerous the problem had become until he realized that he could have been hurt or hurt someone else because of his actions. Brian also recognized that he was feeling disconnected from and judged by his family, and he decided that he wanted to find a way back to a better place for himself and those he loved.
After speaking about his feelings to a close friend who noticed Brian’s intense distress over what could have been, the friend recommended that Brian call Amudim, as we had helped the friend in the past with his own challenges.
Our case manager provided a listening and sympathetic ear and suggested appropriate rehab options as well as information about an NA support group located near Brian’s home. Brian decided to begin daily outpatient treatment; after two months of attending support sessions and rebuilding a rapport with his therapist, Brian was proud to tell us that he was at four weeks of sobriety and counting. He has begun to reconnect with friends and family, and recently shared with his case manager that he finally feels heard and seen. Brian recognizes that he is not alone; there is a multi-faceted system of support available for Brian to access when his struggles feel too great to handle.
If you or someone you love is in crisis, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Amudim is a phone call away and here to help.
Each week, Amudim fields calls covering a wide range of crises and addressing various human concerns, including addiction, depression, abuse, health and domestic emergencies and many others. We track the calls and breakdown of issues for many reasons, foremost of which is to consistently improve and strengthen our knowledge and ability to address community’s needs.