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Episode 134: Cassie

Season 9, Episode 5

Cassie Season 9 Episode 134

Cassie
Age:  22
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
Addicted to: Oxycodone, crack
What’s Memorable: The horrible Costa Rican and Jamaican “modification camps” her father sent her to as a teen.

Official synopsis:  Cassie, 22, is a crack and oxycodone addict who was abandoned by her mother and raised by her father and his string of wives. At 13, she was sent to an overseas behavior modification school that offered her little more than imprisonment and abuse. She escaped into a life of drugs and had a baby she couldn’t care for. Now she’s turned to prostitution to pay for her drugs, and her father enables her addiction while the rest of the family wonders how to keep her from dying.

Original Air Date: January 2011
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Candy, Childhood Physical Abuse, Childhood Violence, Pain Meds, Percocet/Oxycodone, Season 9

Discussion

21 Responses to “Episode 134: Cassie”

  1. Just watched Cassies episode on LMN. Saw it along time ago when it was originally on A&E. LMN or A&E should really do an update series. Always hope for the best in all cases and find it haunting in a way not to know. Cassies story was heart-wrenching and I hope she is well.

    Posted by Mike T | December 6, 2014, 8:42 pm
    • Yes this woman is/was an addict but the show was way too short to ever be able to get into the severe damage , deaths , abuse and horrors that Tranquility Bay and WWASP’s did and still do to those forced to go . I beg anybody who reads this to please study WWASP Deaths/Abuse to understand what Cassie was subjected to .
      I know she had problems before but dumping a troubled child in a facility reigned by abuse and terror was no way to help . The fact that the facility never wanted the parents around and made them go to cult like training was a hint a how harmful they were . Many of these places have been closed down or under scrutiny for the last decade yet the suicides , deaths from abuse and sexual abuse continues .
      I hope Cassie heals , finds a way to find peace , love herself and be sober . She never seemed to stand a chance and being sent to Hell on Earth was never going to help .

      Posted by marcy lily | December 6, 2014, 11:29 pm
      • yes, the aspect of her aloof father sending her away to that atrocious place was intensely sad. it seemed like she was destined to suffer, which is why it haunts me in a way not knowing her outcome. my heart just deeply hurt for her and I could only hope she is doing ok.

        Posted by Mike | December 12, 2014, 7:09 pm
  2. Yes, its true. I was sent to one of these WWASP schools and the terror, humiliation and abuse endured is not an exaggeration. I feel so sorry for Cassie, she got sent to the 2 toughest schools. I hope she is ok and overcame the horrible treatment that these schools put her through.

    Posted by Sarah Thomas | January 14, 2015, 4:16 pm
  3. https://m.facebook.com/cassandra.caravella

    That’s a link to her Facebook, looks like she’s doing alright based on her public posts! Good for her, her story was very sad.

    Posted by Jordy | February 29, 2016, 10:05 pm
  4. You are a beautiful person Cassie, many people are praying for you!

    Posted by Joe D. | May 1, 2016, 11:25 pm
  5. Be strong I’ll thinking about you

    Posted by Keith Davis | June 6, 2016, 9:08 am
  6. She lives in my town now and has reverted back to doing/selling drugs.

    Posted by Amber | July 10, 2016, 3:04 pm
  7. “You can keep selling your soul out of that motel room but that’s not what you’re supposed to be doing. What you’re supposed to be doing is getting clean and sober in a beautiful place so you can be the goddamn mother you’re supposed to be!”

    This is why I love Candy Finnigan. She tells it like it is and straight from the heart.

    Posted by TL | February 6, 2017, 11:58 am
  8. Hello,

    I just saw this episode for the first time. Is the above Facebook-link correct? It seems to belong to another person(?))
    I would really like to know how Cassie is doing.

    Thanks.

    Caro

    Posted by Caro | February 19, 2018, 6:52 am
  9. I’ve seen her episode and it was terribly heartbreaking what her father did to her. She clearly had early trauma of her mother leaving then her father sending her to those horrible boot camps . So you take a young girl with abandonment issues and early childhood trauma and then just throw her away like that ? Her father should be absolutely ashamed of himself . He seemed more like a teenager she knew in high school rather than her father . He seemed like he wanted to just give her $$$$ and that is how he showed her he loved her . Parents unfortunately Do do that . During my own parents divorce my mother showered me with presents out of guilt . So I can relate to Cassie on that . He seemed more interested in partying and his own social life . So naturally after she gets back to the states she is further traumatized from PTSD from the boot camp naturally she falls into a life of drugs and prostitution. The grandfather was right , she was tossed around she should’ve been with her family . Then the scariest thing is she wanted nothing to do with her son Travis. She didn’t even want to hold him . She was abandoning him like her mother did do her . That was the absolute most heartbreaking part of the episode for me that affected me more then the fact that she was selling her body to strangers out of the hotel room for her drug money $ I looked her profile up on Facebook. She looks amazing and Looks like She is working her program and completely sober so that is wonderful. And she is in a relationship with a very nice looking man . She lives In Rhode Island And seems to have a great relationship with her father and it looks like she has completely forgiven him and moved on . However despite all what is glowing and seems happy AGAIN there is absolutely no photos or any Mention of her Son Travis who was profiled in her episode. Not even by Cassie’s father ( the grandfather of Travis ) . I find that very unsettling. However perhaps the father of the child in the episode was awarded full custody of him . However the fact that her entire life is on display on fb her son is not even mentioned makes me question ? Did she ultimately give him up despite obtaining seemingly a sober life ? Perhaps we will never Know . In any event though I am happy she has found her rainbow at the end of a long and very scary storm.

    Posted by Catguy35 | September 1, 2020, 12:04 am
  10. I had a look at her Facebook too and find it odd that she drinks alcohol with her father, who was the one who contacted the show initially. I know it’s not her drug of choice (per se) but it seems like a recipe for disaster.

    Also not a fan of her (shared) remarks on the death of George Floyd, one of the reasons being he was a “criminal” and a “drug addict”. If anyone is an authority on drug addiction and criminal activity, its Cassie.

    Posted by Rob | September 17, 2020, 2:23 am
    • Ugh. Sorry to say but that makes me really despise her. Way to project your own bullshit. But I suppose this isn’t time or place for police reform discussion.

      Police aren’t judge and jurors, our bill of rights guarantee due process. Cops don’t just get to kill people and dig up their past to justify it. Urrrh

      Posted by Xlio | September 17, 2020, 3:30 pm
  11. Her FB page says that she is expecting a baby in February and also got engaged the same day. She looks really good.

    Posted by Kitty Katt | November 4, 2020, 3:38 pm

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