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Episode 4: Brian

Brian Season 1 episode 3

Brian
Age: 24
Location: Arizona
Addicted to: Sex, Meth
What is most memorable about this episode: Multiple middle of the night sex-line hookups, addiction to porn shop, sweet family in Vermont.

Update: Brian J. Bellamore passed away on November 29th, 2016 due to a medical error in treating an infection. His death was not related to his addiction.

Official synopsis: Brian has a bad crystal meth habit. He is also a sex addict. Brian roams around the streets to find new partners every night.
Original Air Date: March 2005

Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Addicts Who Have Died, Candy, Homosexuality, Meth, Season 1, Sex

Discussion

21 Responses to “Episode 4: Brian”

  1. Whatever happened to Brian? Did he get back on track?

    Posted by James | April 17, 2016, 10:34 pm
  2. He passed away recently

    Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2016, 8:25 am
  3. Did anyone figure out if Brian passed away?

    Posted by Kristy | December 21, 2016, 5:17 pm
  4. Damn still no word on Brian? I been looking and can’t find a thing.

    Posted by Kristy | January 1, 2017, 5:50 pm
  5. Brian died in November 2016 as the result of a medical error while he was being treated for a skin infection. There was no obituary or funeral.

    Brian’s mother Dianne and sister Sarah have also passed away since this episode aired.

    Source: I’m from Brian’s hometown, dated him briefly when we were in high school, and we kept in touch online during the periods when he was sober.

    Posted by Matthew | September 5, 2017, 6:20 am
  6. Omg this is so sad. I always wondered about him. He seemed so lost. Thanks for letting us know.

    Posted by Tobie | September 5, 2017, 10:13 am
    • I think “lost” is as accurate as you can get with a single word description.

      We went to the same rural high school. We ran in very different circles, but had a few mutual friends. I was also the only openly gay guy at school, and Brian was trying very hard to stay in the closet, so he didn’t really want to be seen talking to me. Even at this point, he was doing inhalants and showing up to school drunk. I’m not sure he was ever really in control of his life.

      At the time, he told me that his parents were very homophobic, and that they were the main reason he was in the closet. I’ve also heard from more than one mutual friend that his parents sent him to a rehab that included gay conversion therapy.

      We dated briefly after being fixed up by a mutual friend (I think we were both 16 at the time) but he was very sex-focused even by 16 year old guy standards. I eventually stopped taking his phone calls because he’d immediately turn every conversation to the topic of what he wanted me to do to him in bed. I was just not ready for that, at all. We had kissed and fooled around a little, but he was looking for some pretty hard-core stuff.

      After Intervention, I know that he was in and out of rehab several times. In 2015 he was arrested for meth trafficking. We chatted briefly a few times over the years, but never discussed his addiction.

      Despite his problems, I always thought that he was a very likeable, kind, and intelligent person.

      Posted by Matthew | September 6, 2017, 6:07 am
  7. RIP Brian! This really breaks my heart! I can’t believe he died I just watched his episode recently.

    His mom and sister both died in 2013.

    This is his moms obituary
    http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/rutlandherald/obituary.aspx?n=dianne-m-bellamore&pid=167400867&referrer=0&preview=false

    His mom passed from a terminal illness.

    His sisters obituary
    http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/rutlandherald/obituary.aspx?n=sarah-r-bellamore&pid=164165864&referrer=0&preview=false

    His sister died from an overdose.

    Posted by Andy | September 6, 2017, 8:11 am
  8. Dizzy you should add adopted to his category.

    Posted by Andy | October 18, 2017, 5:37 pm
  9. So sad for this family.

    Posted by Flo | October 20, 2017, 4:12 pm
  10. My husband and i knew Brian during his time in Miami.Brian did everything he could to help those he could but we lost track of him when he got incarcerated in 2015. He was and devastated at any mention of his mother or sister who passed away prior to him he always stayed in contact with his father up in Vermont while he was here in Florida. I wish there was a way I could have repaid him helping us. Its sad that a Google search of his name today lead me to read this news about him. Like Matthew stated ” despite his problems he was very likeable he was very kind he would give his shirt off his back to help somebody out.

    Your with your mom and sister now Brian. Those who knew you personally miss you deeply and we want to say Thank you for being the one friend who helped us and never let your addiction stop you from that.

    Posted by David | January 28, 2018, 7:48 am
  11. How many unprotected partners did he have…I just watched the old episode and i missed how many they captioned he gad but saw it say he used protection 2 times only vv

    Posted by Victoria | August 12, 2018, 12:32 pm
    • The episode said sexual 400 partners, I believe. I would assume that number was an estimate, and I would not assume that all of those involved penetrative anal sex.

      Posted by Matthew | August 12, 2018, 9:02 pm
    • Why does it matter? The episode is about addiction, intervention and recovery, not how many partners he had or what methods of sex he engaged in. Yet more proof that most people who watch “Intervention” watch because they find it titillating and entertaining, not because they care about what happens to the person after the episode airs.

      Posted by Janelle | August 13, 2018, 8:22 am
      • I didn’t read the question that way. His sexual behavior seemed to be very closely intertwined with his addiction – he may have been addicted to sex as much as he was to drugs. I don’t think this question is any more inappropriate than asking what substances someone used or how often or any other behaviors they may engage in that would indicate the severity or progression of addiction.

        Posted by Elizabeth | August 13, 2018, 6:51 pm
      • I agree 100% with Elizabeth. The motivations for risky behaviors, as well as the level of risk taken and the frequency, is part of the discussion of addiction… and sex was a key part of Brian’s addiction.

        “Titillating and entertaining” are not words I would use to describe the experience of watching this episode, and it would definitely be inaccurate to suggest that I didn’t care what happened to Brian after it aired.

        Frankly, I don’t think anyone would be participating in this discussion if they didn’t care what happened after the episode aired. At least a couple of us, myself included, are folks that knew Brian. He was the first boy I kissed, when we were both 16. He was my first sexual partner. I cared.

        Posted by Matthew | August 13, 2018, 8:39 pm

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