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Episode 14: Corrine

Season 2, Episode 1


Age: 19
Location: Missouri
Addicted to: Heroin
What’s Memorable: The scenes of her shooting up with her boyfriend for many, many hours at a time really stuck with me. Also, her lovely, heartbroken grandmother.

Official synopsis:  Corinne is a pretty 18 year-old blonde girl who was an honor roll student, star athlete and played the clarinet and saxophone. She started using drugs at 14 after being sexually abused by a neighborhood boy who babysat her. Still striving to move forward while battling her addictions, she completed her GED and began college, finishing two semesters before dropping out. Now, Corinne has become addicted to a deadly combination of heroin and crystal meth. Corinne likes the “speedball effect” — the dangerous result of overlapping meth and heroin usage. Corinne is also a diabetic who requires insulin, but she often skips her doses because she is so high. After repeated trips to the emergency room, her family is expecting, any minute, to hear that they’ve lost her for good.

Original Air Date: October 2005
Interventionist:  Candy

Categories: Addicted Parent, Candy, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Heroin, Season 2


22 Responses to “Episode 14: Corrine”

  1. Since the “Intervention Collection” is now available on Netflix (it’s 15 episodes from the earlier seasons), I was able to watch Corrine’s story. I was left feeling really just…blank, at the final ending. Up until the last minute, there’s so much hope – you really believe she’s going to make it, and the last black screen with text hit me like a ton of bricks.

    I know her episode aired very early on in the series and I want to believe that now, many years later, she is clean. Does anyone have an update? My thoughts are with her and her family. Her struggle was very real.

    Posted by Rain | February 1, 2015, 1:09 am
    • Hi Rain, I was also touched by her episode. I do have an update via her Facebook, which I found several weeks ago. She is the mother of two girls and I believe is in a relationship. I am unaware what became of her boyfriend that was featured. or if he is the father of one of the girls, but I know from a reair update that she became pregnant not too long after the airing of her episode. She appears happy, healthy, and surrounded by family.

      Posted by Holly | February 2, 2015, 1:05 am
  2. I just saw this episode this morning on Netflix. Wow. Such a sad ending. She was so close to making it, but I knew she wouldn’t as soon as she said she still spoke to and missed her druggie boyfriend. Such a beautiful girl and my heart broke for her family, particularly her grandmother.

    Posted by Erica | February 18, 2015, 10:19 am
  3. I feel bad for her. I really wanted her to get her life together. I can’t say for sure how she is doing know, but I’ve seen her Facebook and I feel like she isn’t sober….

    Posted by Jimmie | June 21, 2015, 4:37 am
  4. I want to thank Corrine and her family for letting this episode air. I have yet to figure out the exact reason why Corrine’s story touched me so deeply–but my heart goes out to her. The painful trauma of her past never seemed to be fully confronted especially by the family. The way the grandmother, while well meaning, spoke in nostalgia of a time that must have also been so hurtful. Corrine seems thoughtful, intelligent, and empathetic–a very emotionally mature person for a teenager. I hope Corrins can seek the help she needs and move forward from a very painful time.

    Posted by Monica | August 20, 2015, 7:27 pm
  5. Corinne’s episode aired again tonight. Checked her Facebook page, and she’s still struggling — at least for the past year. Her last post of Jan. 9, 2016, said she was in the hospital, then headed to rehab again. She looks really thin. I really hoped she would make it, but after 10 years … At least she’s not giving up — and it sounds like she’s trying her best for her girls.

    Posted by Sarah | January 13, 2016, 3:29 am
  6. Sadly it looks like she’s not doing well at all. She recently posted that she’s ready to give up and won’t be around much longer. I hope she can get well for the sake of her kids.

    Posted by Julie | April 15, 2016, 2:45 am
  7. Corinne has always stuck in my mind and she touched me w/her insight and self-awareness. Hang in there, Corinne!

    Posted by Halley | April 16, 2016, 12:00 pm
  8. So touched by this episode. All the intervention people who have so much Love supporting them and their issues. I don’t cry after every intervention episode but this one hit me hard. Just want so much for these people and their families. ????????

    Posted by Christina Roschuk | April 16, 2016, 12:49 pm
  9. On her Facebook page, she celebrated 30 days clean on 12th May 2016, but didn’t celebrate anything on 12 June. However, she keeps posting inspirational pictures about recovery and sobriety, so she may still be sober. You can see on her pictures that the drugs really had a toll on her, I hope she quits definitely this time, to stop prematurely deteriorating, she seems to have lovely children

    Posted by Pandora | June 13, 2016, 10:07 pm
  10. I know Corrine and she is still on heroin to this day. Her older daughter is with her mom. Her youngest daughter is with her Dad. I know the father of the youngest and he is a great guy and had no clue she was like this until after she was pregnant with the baby. He has full custody of the little one and makes sure that the older one sees her sister also.
    For Corrine I don’t think she will ever get clean she just can’t seem to stop.

    Posted by Ang Pur | October 18, 2016, 10:32 am
  11. This is Audrey. Corinne’s little sister, she is in jail and has been for about a month now due to possession of heroin. Since she had to quit cold turkey while being in jail this might be the answer to everything and might be a blessing in disguise. Thank you all for caring about my sister and our family.

    Posted by Audrey Stumborg | June 20, 2017, 9:53 pm
    • I’m sorry you have been let down again. I hope that you are able to have a relationship with your nieces. Stay strong and learn from Corrine’s mistakes.

      Posted by Theresa | May 10, 2018, 10:06 pm
  12. Corrine is out of jail and appears to be sober.

    Posted by Andy | August 25, 2017, 5:03 pm
  13. As of 3/18/18 via her facebook- she has 30 days clean and is going to meetings- at least she hasn’t given up. Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

    Posted by Shellsea | April 2, 2018, 11:58 am
  14. http://www.stlmugshots.com/show.php?id=082860258&name=corinne-stumborg

    Looks like she’s still struggling. Her last fb post was a few days before her arrest. She’s been quiet ever since.

    Posted by Kitty Katt | June 28, 2018, 9:22 pm
  15. According to her Facebook page on 11-15-18: 30 days yesterday….and I got the Vivitrol shot the day before!!! Got a sponsor tonight, a sponsee sister, and my orange key tag!!! I’m on my way….

    Posted by Beth Stokes | November 18, 2018, 5:37 pm

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