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Episode 17: Michelle

Season 2, Episode 4michelle

Age: 18
Location: New Mexico
Addicted to: Meth
What’s memorable: How she’s so young but very self-aware. The dangerous people that are after her. The follow-up.

Official synopsis: Suffering the loss of her father and sexual molestation at the hand of her cousin at a young age, once bright student Michelle turned to drug use. Michelle has admitted to trading sex for drugs and uses methamphetamine intravenously. Her mother is afraid that at any moment Michelle will shoot up for the last time.
Original Air Date: December 2005
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Candy, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Death of Loved One, Meth, Season 2


16 Responses to “Episode 17: Michelle”

  1. I just rewatched this episode and after going on the Intervention page, I found that Michelle recently commented on a Intervention facebook post and looks amazing! She speaks about finding hope in God, and how she has been clean since the intervention, even if she was fighting it the whole time. She has two children, it looks like, and seems to be happy and healthy. So happy for you Michelle! You were/are beautiful, and not many can say they beat this horrible disease, but you did! Keep on keepin’ on girl.

    Posted by Michelle | March 26, 2015, 7:50 am
  2. Hey that reminds me I found it too the other day. I’m going to bed I will try to find it and link it tomorrow Dizzy if the other poster doesn’t get to it first. Seems like she’s happy and married. 🙂

    Posted by Marissa Robyn | March 26, 2015, 7:25 pm
  3. I linked Michelle’s facebook to my name. She has commented on a few posts by the show. She also replied to a few comments, one of them mine. Her story was just unforgettable to me. She got dealt such a crummy hand in life, but she has surely survived, and more than that, thrived. On a superficial note, she looks absolutely gorgeous.

    Posted by Sara | March 27, 2015, 9:59 am
  4. I wasn’t sure if we were allowed to link Facebook pages, so I apologize for not adding that in with the update. I love finding out these people are doing good…way better then the alternative.

    Posted by Michelle | March 28, 2015, 10:26 am
  5. I reached out to Michelle through MySpace after her episode aired over 10 years ago. Her response was so sweet and endearing. This woman only deserves the best life has to offer. All these years later, I’m still in your fan club Michelle!!! ❤

    Posted by Mandy Nolan | November 4, 2015, 2:42 pm
  6. She’s married has 2 boys & wants to foster. She is full of Faith! She is so beautiful inside & out.

    Posted by Yvette Wardell | August 14, 2016, 10:03 pm
  7. She looks so amazing!!!!! My jaw dropped when she came on the screen.

    Posted by t.oro | August 15, 2016, 7:10 pm
  8. Looks like she had a baby girl December 2017.

    Posted by Beth | January 8, 2018, 1:38 pm
  9. I just watched this episode and wanted to see how Michelle was doing. I looked at her Facebook page (Michelle Swafford) & WOW she looks amazing & healthy… & seems to be doing amazing too! She’s been married since 2007 & has 3 kids. Biggest transformation I’ve seen!

    Posted by Katie | March 15, 2018, 7:36 am
  10. Found her on IG! @sober_shelly is the username. Looks like she had a baby girl!! So amazing to see her recovery after watching her episode. I wasn’t sure she could beat it. But she did and looks amazing and her family is beautiful! Bless her.

    Posted by Nivey | May 29, 2020, 3:56 pm
  11. I loved Michelle, I’m so happy to see her thriving with her family now! The way she didn’t even have to hear the consequences because you could tell she was done being an addict. Her backstory was just so tragic and unfair. She was just a little kid and clearly remained one because of what happened to her. Her friend Cole was a real one for not giving up on her. Also the grandpa, stuff had me in tears. I’m so happy to see she was able to keep to her sobriety and find a better life.

    Posted by Kelly | October 13, 2020, 3:59 pm
  12. I just rewatched this episode and checked her facebook. She looks good. But honestly, speaking about god on one hand and letting your children play with rifles on the other hand. That only happens in America. Very sad.

    Posted by Kritiker | November 19, 2020, 3:21 pm

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