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Episode 18: Troy

Season 2, Episode 5troy2

Troy
Age: 20’s
Location: Los Angeles, California
Addiction: Meth, sex
What’s memorable: Sex with 20 men in one night. His understanding that gay meth users don’t ask about condoms.

Official synopsis: After relocating to Los Angeles, Troy had a promising future until his recreational crystal methamphetamine usage escalated into a full-blown addiction. While high Troy reports to having had, “hundreds of homosexual encounters.” Now homeless and unemployed, he sells methamphetamine and claims that injecting crystal meth helps him stay alert, and survive on the streets. Long time friends sought Intervention’s help.

Original Air Date: January 2006
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Childhood Sexual Abuse, Death of Loved One, Homosexuality, Jeff, Meth, Religious Family, Season 2, Sex

Discussion

12 Responses to “Episode 18: Troy”

  1. I know Jose, who in this episode helps Troy moving all his stuff back to his mother’s place. Troy relapsed several times over the years but the last time I asked him Jose told me that he had lost all track of Troy. So Troy’s status on the wikipedia page saying that he has been sober since 2007 is definitely not up-to-date.

    Posted by Eitan | November 23, 2013, 2:57 am
  2. That’s so sad. When I see people like him that are lost and broken, I really wish I could just hug them and tell them it will be alright. Any updates on him would be much appreciated.

    Posted by Jimmie | June 21, 2015, 4:51 am
  3. This episode hits very close to home for me because I was raised in the Mormon church and my little brother is a successful ballroom dancer who is a senior in high school and my parents are pushing him to go to BYU even though he wants to live by the ocean. I’m 99% sure is closeted gay. I’ve thought he was gay for as long as I can remember, since he was about 3 or 4. I have caught him flirting with his best friend when he doesn’t know I can see and they go to the movies together and stuff and I wonder if they’re secretly dating. My parents, especially my mom, are very naive and refuse to accept things outside their Mormon worldview. I am very worried for him because if he is gay I want him to know there is nothing wrong with him and I will always love him no matter what his sexual orientation is. My family is very broken and 4 of 6 kids have mental health and/or addiction problems, including myself. I am worried that my little brother could be #5. I don’t know how to go about offering support without offending or hurting him. I just want him to know he is loved and accepted by me no matter what and I will always be there for him. I don’t want him to go into a downward spiral. I love him and can’t watch my family fall apart even more.

    Posted by Nicole | November 4, 2015, 11:34 am
    • Dearest Troy, As soon as I saw the episode Intervention that was aired on 12-15-2015…and I saw that PRECIOUS BABY FACE OF YOURS,MY HEART MELTED!!!
      I understand exactly how you feel sweetie,my Uncle,(whom we were very close) was also gay & his life was a living HELL! Especially because of my Gpa,his Dad! I WANTED TO CLIMB INSIDE MY TV & JUST HOLD YOU AND TELL YOU I’M HERE FOR YOU FOREVER NO MATTER WHAT…
      I WOULD & WILL NEVER,EVER LET YOU DOWN!!! THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU TROY THAT DREW ME TO YOU INSTANTLY,LIKE I’VE KNOWN YOU FOREVER!!! LET’S PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH,
      YOU NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT “JUDGMENT” FROM ME WHAT SO EVER…NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS…I PROMISE YOU THAT ON MY LIFE TROY!!!

      Posted by KELLY MORGAN I'LL BE YOUR FRIEND FOREVER | December 15, 2015, 6:30 pm
      • There’s something very disturbing this post, all caps aside. There’s a big difference between offering support and obsessively making promises with absolute terms like “you never have to worry”, “never in a million years”, I promise you that on my life” to anyone, let alone a stranger – a man who knows he has syphilis yet doesn’t use condoms and is a master of manipulating others. Please be careful who you pledge undying affections to – predators love and look for this kind of behavior.

        Posted by Renee | September 9, 2016, 8:51 am
  4. What about HPV, HIV, and HEP A-Z? Such a risky lifestyle.

    Posted by jon | February 9, 2017, 7:27 am
  5. Dear Troy,

    First of all, I hope this finds you well. Secondly, and more importantly (I suppose), I hope you read this. I, too, am a survivor of the “pnp” fad (which, of course, is still ongoing), and your story effected me more than any other “Intervention” story, because I identified; Identify with you. During the same time frame of years, it seems you and I were both experiencing the exact same emotional, transitional, exploitative and life-changing events, concurrently. I am a disabled veteran of two deployments to Iraq. When I came back, I began to indulge. Besides being gay, and in the military when ‘don’t ask; don’t tell’ was still the constraints by which I served my country. My mother died when I was 22, and my father was absent. And my family hated the ‘gays’ with vitriol.
    I get it. I understand. You are not alone. You’re episode always remained in the forefront of my mind.
    I am glad you shared your story. Now I’ve shared mine.
    Always

    Posted by Benjamin | July 17, 2017, 9:54 am
  6. I heard a couple years ago Troy was being investigated for conspiracy to commit murder. I thought it was because he plotted to kill his boss at the census bureau. A while later he told me one of his homeless meth buddies shot his step dad. So he could have been investigated for that. He was living in AIDS housing in Tuscon where drug addicts are dying frequently. He hasn’t posted on facebook in 2 months. We haven’t spoken in 9 months. Last I heard he continues to slam, share needles, and bareback. It is true what some people say he is a manipulative sociopath. I was friends with him for 18 years. Even before he did drugs he threatened to have me killed. I am so glad to be free from being codependent and addicted with him.

    Posted by Jared | August 4, 2017, 10:41 pm

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