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    Hi, my brother is addicted to Vicodin ES and Xanax 2 mg. He has been using both of these medications together for 2 months. He admitted he had a problem last week and agreed that he needed help. He is only 17 years old and does not like the idea of staying in a rehab facility. I mentioned that there is out patient treatment but he does not want to stay in a hospital for 3 days to do the necessary detox to be enrolled in the out-patient program.

    He is confident that he can stop these medications on his own even though when he tries he has horrible withdrawal symptoms and becomes violent. What can I tell him to make him feel comfortable with a detox in a hospital? Are there other options out there other than out-patient treatment? Is there still hope for him? Any response will be appreciated. Thanks in advance

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