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Episode 130: Jimmy

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Age:  28
Location: LaSalle, Illinois
Addicted to: Methadone
What’s Memorable: How sick Jimmy’s addiction has made his mother Joanie. She’s way more of a mess than he is, and probably the most enabling and co-dependent parent I’ve seen on this show.

Official synopsis:  Raised by an absentee alcoholic father, Jimmy joined a gang at 13 and was soon addicted to heroin. The birth of Jimmy’s son prompted him to try to get clean, but when things got tough with his new family, he began using again. Now Jimmy shares a dangerous methadone addiction with his ailing mother that threatens to kill them both.
Original Air Date: January 2011

Categories: Addicted Parent, Methadone, Most In-Denial Addicts, Season 9


5 Responses to “Episode 130: Jimmy”

  1. It’s a sad story but, coming from knowing him, he has a good heart. Wishing him all the best. I love you jimmy

    Posted by Jess | June 6, 2016, 10:07 pm
  2. Anyone know about how he is doing now?

    Posted by Anon | September 5, 2016, 1:32 pm
  3. His mom was in so much pain and she gave him her pain meds

    Posted by Dewey | November 27, 2016, 12:32 am
  4. It’s seriously so sad that he was able to stay sober for a long time and then relapsed due to the epilepsy. Also, I hate that there’s no new information about him. Seems like a guy who could really make it in this world if not for the drugs.

    Posted by Irene | March 11, 2017, 8:35 pm

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