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Episode 39: Trent

Season 3, Episode 5

Age: 33
Location: Denver, Colorado
Addiction: Heroin
What’s Memorable: This is a sad one. Trent is a decent guy who just can’t stop, even though he’s lost everything and everyone. This is one of those episodes that powerfully hits home how the need to get high and the belief that it’s impossible to stop can completely take over a person’s life.

Official synopsis: Trent, 33, is a four-star chef who’s served U.S. presidents and Hollywood stars. But as the child of alcoholics, Trent’s formative years were marked with violence and abuse. He ultimately turned to drugs to cope, and today he is homeless, sick, battling freezing temperatures, and has an insatiable heroin addiction. His friends and family fear he won’t make it through the winter on the streets, but will Trent be willing to listen to the family he feels deserted him?

Original Air Date: April 2007
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Addicted Parent, Candy, Childhood Physical Abuse, Heroin, Most Likeable Addicts, Most Powerful Episodes, Most Unforgettable Episodes, Season 3


27 Responses to “Episode 39: Trent”

  1. Truly, one of the most satisfying episodes of “Intervention”. Trent is such an appealing person, smart, funny, kind. And yet, of all the “Intervention” subjects, he seems one of the “hardest nuts to crack” and I was fully expecting a terrible ending for this one. But if his 2007 status remains the same (sober since then), he truly did find a miracle. My hat’s off to Trent for digging himself out of that horrible abyss and realizing his own worth. Congratulations, Trent! Welcome to the world!

    Posted by Gregory Moore | November 25, 2014, 6:09 pm
  2. So did Trent and Constance stay together? I hope so!

    Posted by Brandy | November 25, 2014, 10:14 pm
    • At the end of the show it just says he moved into an apartment, there is no mention of Trent and Constance as a couple. Sometimes the addicts choose to stay in the same area where they did their rehab, probably to get a fresh start, maybe that is what happened with Trent.

      Posted by Maybeth | April 26, 2015, 5:39 am
  3. Yeah I’ve been trying to find some follow up info on this guy but can’t seem to find any. Would love to know how he’s doing 7 years later!

    Posted by Tori | November 26, 2014, 12:05 am
  4. I hope the Best for Trent!
    I would love for him to come and be a chef at Jake’s place. (A vision I have of a lodge that serves people who are willing to participate in the recovery process and see for themselves that life, hope and love in never ending abundance awaits them:)

    Posted by mikep | November 26, 2014, 11:12 pm
  5. Trent you are my hero, if you can do it ANYONE can. You were in bad shape buddy.

    Posted by diane miller (@deeluvx) | November 30, 2014, 3:56 am
  6. Does anyone know what happened to him!? He seemed so nice but there seems to be no recent updates…

    Posted by Alex | December 9, 2014, 10:46 pm
  7. Looks like he’s doing great.

    Posted by Valerie | April 22, 2015, 6:04 pm
    • Valerie if that was supposed to show Trent on the staff of the rehab hospital, he’s not listed there now…as of 4/26/15 there’s no mention of him. But i stopped at the first page of it.

      Posted by Maybeth | April 26, 2015, 5:35 am
  8. Just to clarify, I know the picture on the above link I posted doesn’t look like him but I found him on Facebook and the pictures on Facebook look exactly like him. This is who he lists as where he’s working now. I don’t know if they just used a generic picture for him or what the deal is but based on his Facebook that’s where he works and he’s clean and sober.

    Posted by Valerie | April 22, 2015, 6:20 pm
    • I found his Facebook too, and it does look like he’s doing well. I was so happy to see that!

      Trent is one of the stories that stuck with me the most; there was just something about him that made my heart so sad for him, but also me want to root for him so hard.

      I’m glad he has his life back. (I wondered about Trent and Constance, too, because I’m a sucker for a love story, lol)

      Posted by Victoria | April 26, 2015, 8:25 am
  9. Just wanted to say i watched trent on intervention and it really touched my heart! I hope and pray trent along with the other beautiful people w/addictions, will stay clean and sober…May GOD WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND ALL OF YOU. .PEACE 2 U ALWAYS

    Posted by jill | April 22, 2015, 11:53 pm
  10. I just rewatched this one…I had forgotten how likeable Trent was. He was just so completely honest and heartbreaking but still had a sense of humor. When he said “Sometimes I feel like I was just put here to hurt,” man, I hurt for him.

    Constance…I was right there with her up until that strange and seemingly contrived panic attack at the intervention, AFTER he said he would go to treatment! I think the look on my face was the same one as the look on his sister’s face during that nonsense.

    I’m glad to hear that he seems to be doing well.

    Posted by Kat R. | April 26, 2015, 8:54 pm
  11. I would love to know what he is doing now and what happened to his relationship with his girlfriend. Can anyone help?

    Posted by nicole conner | October 3, 2015, 10:36 am
  12. Trent is still clean and working for one of the rehabs as a chef. I also have found his facebook and he looks amazing! he has weight on him and he looks happy. Of all the intervention eps Trent was the one that stayed with me the most. He was so likable and had such an honest insight into his drug use. Some of the addicts were so narcissistic and aggressive but Trent seemed to maintain who he was even as a heroin addict.

    I’m unsure if he’s still with his gf but I suspect not. I remember being very concerned that she was/going to be a D&A counsellor… while driving her severely drug affected bf to score.

    Posted by Tracey | December 20, 2015, 4:00 pm
  13. I have been wondering about Trent for a long time now and I’m glad to hear he is doing well! Does anybody have the link to his facebook page? I would love to reach out to him as I am a recovering heroin addict myself!

    Posted by Holly | January 7, 2016, 9:47 pm
  14. Trent was our second cousin, and a very sweet boy. I hear he is doing well now…I’m proud of him.

    Posted by Debbie Murphree | April 7, 2016, 6:12 am
  15. Just watched Trent. And I hope he found peace. I know he deserves it.

    Posted by Isis Antelo | November 3, 2017, 9:06 pm
  16. Just saw this episode and I have tears in my eyes. Trent, I am so sorry for what has transpired in your childhood and upbringing, but you are so gifted and talented, and an inspiration to us all. I, too, come from a hard childhood of violence, but I eventually learned to have it drive me forward rather than define or destroy me and my future. You give hope to those who are chained by their demons like we both once were. May God continue to bless your life and I’ll pray that you’ll continue to see the beauty in life and in people. May Jesus comfort you and love you, may he give you more and more strength and perseverance. Bless you Trent. You inspire me, and I’ll never leave you out of my prayers.
    “The Lord is my strength and my salvation, my stronghold, I will not be greatly shaken.”
    You are not shaken!!

    Posted by Haylee Graham | June 7, 2018, 9:58 pm
  17. I’m glad to read that Trent is doing so well, and is clean & sober. Although I felt sorry for his girlfriend, I also saw her as a huge enabler. I didn’t think his sobriety would last if they remained together. I think Constance needs some therapy herself.

    Posted by Paula Westgaard | October 3, 2018, 9:26 pm
  18. I am not entirely sure Constance is substance-free and if that is true, I hope that she too found some intervention and healing.

    Posted by atschmid5322 | December 14, 2018, 6:07 pm
  19. This was always my favorite episode. I had a sort of crush on Trent. He was such a sweetheart, and adorable. I hope he’s doing well.

    Posted by Rebecca | May 14, 2019, 10:21 am
  20. I have seen this episode twice now and I absolutely love the ending. So glad to see Trent got an apartment and has learned to love himself again! Sad to hear about his mom and relapse. I’ve tried to find anything about him online and can’t find anything. Hope you’re doing ok Trent! Sobriety looks good on ya cutie xoxo

    Posted by Shawnee | November 19, 2019, 12:06 am
  21. I hope you’re still doing well, Trenty. Made me feel so sad when you said that you didn’t deserve to be happy or something like that. I’m very very proud of you.

    Posted by Marie-Claire Pinet | April 27, 2020, 9:01 pm

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