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Episode 139: Michael

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Michael
Age: 52
Location: San Diego, California
Addiction: Meth

What’s Memorable: His mother Ursusla’s understandable coldness, his sons wanting to be a part of his life so bad that they supply him with weed, knowing that that’s the only reason they ever see him. The intervention is quite the tearjerker.

Official synopsis: A talkative, eccentric, antiques collector, Michael, 52, was a military brat who moved with his family all over Europe and the U.S. But what he really wanted was a stable, loving home. After a series of traumatic events, Michael began to do drugs, and now he’s a rambling, self-loathing addict. Even worse, his two sons have become his using buddies. Michael needs an intervention to save himself–and his children.

Original Air Date: March 2011

Categories: Meth, Season 9

Discussion

6 Responses to “Episode 139: Michael”

  1. Does anyone have a follow-up on him?

    Posted by Crystal | April 27, 2015, 3:09 pm
  2. Michael seemed like an awesome guy – as did his sons. So happy that he seemed to find some peace of mind, I really hope he’s still doing well.

    Posted by Juli | September 10, 2015, 11:18 am
  3. The black-screen that I saw stated that he relapsed after completing treatment, and that he continues to use meth. With that said, the black-screen updates aren’t always the most up-to-date. If anyone else has new info, I’d love to hear. He seemed like a very kind man underneath it all.

    Posted by Irene | July 25, 2016, 3:20 pm
  4. Whatever the final outcome, if you want to see Candy at the absolute top of her game, this episode is it! The virtuoso speech she delivers to Michael at the intervention is so clearly straight-from-the-heart, and incredibly moving. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: When it comes to “interventionists,” she’s a superstar. The mention, above, that Michael had relapsed is really distressing. His troubles must run very deep, indeed. I wish him and his entire family some peace. They seem like a very nice family.

    Posted by Gregory Moore | September 3, 2016, 10:01 am
  5. I would put Michael in the “Most Likable” category. You can see he’s got a good heart even during the worst of his addiction. He’d never hurt anyone no matter how high he is, he loves his kids, he loves his ex Roxanne, and he even loves his cold-as-ice mother.

    Posted by Janelle | December 23, 2016, 7:39 am
  6. Any update? I hope that he is doing well!

    Posted by Ashley | November 11, 2017, 6:33 pm

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