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S1E11 Tommy

Season 1 Episode 11


Age: late 30’s?
Location: Dallas, Texas
Addicted to: Cocaine

What’s Memorable: Perhaps the strangest episode of Intervention. We find out very very little about Tommy’s history. We don’t see pictures of his life before he became a homeless coke addict. At no point in the episode does Tommy do drugs. We never see him trying to get it or after he’s gotten high. All we know is what he says things used to be like, and all we see is the apparent consequences of his addiction – a storage unit with only a few things left, sleeping on the roofs of his friends’ condos, taking advantage of free hotel breakfasts, riding around on his bike.

Official synopsis:  Tommy, who quit his executive job and sold his Lexus, retirement plan, and million-dollar condo to sustain his cocaine habit.

Original Air Date: June 2005

Interventionist: Candy

All comments.

  1. Rob

    Honestly, one of the most bizarre ones I’ve seen. Wondered what happened to him.

  2. Michelle

    Here’s Tommy’s facebook. He commented on the Intervention site, and him and his girlfriend said that he is still sober 7 years later.

    1. Tina

      @ Michelle

      That Facebook profile is NOT the Tommy from this episode in 2005. I hope this Tommy stayed clean and is happy.

      1. Laura

        It’s definitely not Tommy, but that does look a lot like Tom (from season 4?)

  3. Jimmie

    Seems he is still doing good! Way to go Tommy!

  4. SheGossips

    I just watched his episode. I wonder what ever happened to him and I wonder how he got to the point he was at the time of filming. Like I wonder what events triggered his downward spiral.

  5. michael

    Tommy ……I remember you from Marco island ,get in touch with me

  6. Sweet Melissa

    This episode seemed fake to me. Or rather Tommy’s part of this episode.

    1. Andy

      I think it was too. Like he may have had a drug problem I don’t know. I think they maybe were all actors. Also remember when he was visiting friends at nightclubs and drinking? How could he afford that if he was living on hotel roofs?

      1. Stefan

        True, although how can any homeless person afford their drugs?

      2. A

        Because his friends were paying for everything and my bet is that he was stealing more than what was shown.

  7. Mary

    Need an update on Tommy, or any and all information about this episode. I’ve been mulling over it for a decade. Help a girl out

    1. Cat

      He was from Dallas. I was in treatment with him up in Taos, NM. He stayed in NM.

  8. Emma

    His location was Dallas, TX. I recognized the skyline in a few shots, and recognized some buildings in Uptown and the Katy Trail.