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Episode 136: Jamie

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Jamie
Age: 27
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Addiction: Alcohol, Ketamine

What’s Memorable: The death of Jamie’s twin sister, the really messed up ways that her family thinks they’re helping her, the weird intervention. (“Since I arrived here, none of this has been about Jamie” – Candy)

Official synopsis: At a teen, Jamie did drugs and abused alcohol to deal with her traumatic upbringing. At 21, she turned to the church and got sober, but then the fatal overdose of her twin sister triggered a relapse. Now Jamie suffers from alcohol-induced pancreatitis and has suicidal tendencies. As Jamie’s family struggles with their own loss, Jamie feels alone in her fight against addiction. Can an intervention bring the family together?

Original Air Date: March 2011

Categories: Alcohol, Childhood Physical Abuse, Childhood Violence, Death of Loved One, Season 9, Traumatic Incident

Discussion

9 Responses to “Episode 136: Jamie”

  1. jamie i was an evangelist, before i backslid on alcohol. me and you are not so different we both grew in the church we walked we god and we both fail god and those around us. god has been patient and merciful with me, i been in rehab and now am going to college for a A.S degree and am waiting on god to give me his new directions. i dont drink alcohol anymore and i do not do drugs. hope to hear from you and may god bless you ad your family…

    Posted by george pou | August 19, 2014, 7:33 pm
  2. I was in the hospital with Jamie 2yrs ago. What an amazing girl & personality she has! Very curious if there will be an update show for Jamie, or how she is doing? Jamie, if you see this, keep your head up sweetie!

    Posted by Kristy | July 1, 2015, 4:42 am
    • Was she still sober when you saw her? I hope so. Her story touched me so much! Everyone assumes being a Christian means you either are or think you are immune to problems but it’s opposite. Once you are dedicated to living for Jesus, now the enemy really has reason to attack you. I really would love to know if she’s still doing well.

      Posted by TJ | April 15, 2016, 11:55 pm
  3. I’m really not sure. Some weird stuff was going on. I was good friends with a friend of hers that was also in the hospital with us. And Jamie was having these drug dealers bring in garbage bags filled with designer brand name clothes. I could have swore I seen her on the bus 3 weeks ago or so, but couldn’t get a good look because she was in front of me. If it was her, than she seems to be doing okay. This girl was putting make-up, looked like she was going to work. I’ve tried to search her on fb, finally found her & added her, but she didn’t accept. Would love to know how she’s doing. She’s a great girl.

    Posted by Kristy | April 23, 2016, 1:13 pm
    • Hmm… that’s definitely fishy about the drug dealers and the designer clothes. Even if she is sober it’s not healthy for her to be around that sort of unlawful stuff. If you find out any new information let us know.

      Posted by Irene | March 12, 2017, 2:20 pm
  4. I can’t even remember Jamie’s last name to search her again on facebook 🙁

    Posted by Kristy | April 23, 2016, 1:14 pm
    • If you ever do find her on FB or anything, I’d love to know. I really felt such a desire to contact her. I read a super judgmental jerk write a blog about her and totally criticize her addiction to drugs and Jesus. I hated the attitude. Loving Jesus doesn’t mean you don’t have addictions or make mistakes, it means you know that you are fallen and need Jesus!

      Posted by TJ | April 29, 2016, 8:12 pm
  5. Candy Finnigan’s facial expressions during this intervention made me laugh out loud. The dad literally throws the standard intervention letter, calling it garbage.
    Dad: “Everybody said I was the strongest man in the world…”
    Camera pans to Candy’s face. *Unimpressed*

    Posted by Madeline | September 14, 2016, 8:10 am

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