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Episode 51: Emily

Season 4, Episode 1


Age: 26
Location: Ohio
Addiction: Anorexia, exercise
What’s Memorable: How sick and frail her body is. How weird it is to see what she would look like if she wasn’t Anorexic (twin sister). The crazy food rituals.

Official synopsis: Emily, 26, grew up struggling to meet her parents’ high expectations. Despite winning many academic and athletic honors, Emily suffered from depression and low self-esteem, and her shameful feelings intensified when she became a date-rape victim in college. She dieted in hopes of regaining control of her emotions and life, but now she weighs less than 90 pounds. Her family’s last hope is an intervention that will stop her from starving herself to death.
Original Air Date: December 2007

Interventionist:  Candy

Categories: Anorexia, Candy, Eating Disorder, Exercise, Most Disturbing Episodes, Rape, Season 4


4 Responses to “Episode 51: Emily”

  1. What ever happened to her? Did she finally except help and deal with everything that has made for feel so alone?

    Posted by Marcia | March 29, 2015, 4:22 pm
    • I’ve been wondering about her myself. I tried looking for an update many times. Apparently, Intervention filmed one, but it is no longer posted. I hope she was able to make it through recovery and is now happy and healthy. She was so incredibly smart and intuitive – she even understood her rituals – since she had a Master’s degree in Counseling. It was so painful to watch her self-destruct because of the rape and low self-esteem.

      Posted by MissLeopard83 | May 11, 2015, 8:58 am
  2. Do we have an update on Emily? Her story is so heart-breaking and I so want to hear that she is (hopefully) doing well!

    Posted by Steph | August 26, 2015, 4:21 pm
  3. Has anyone heard of any update on Emily?

    Posted by Lauren | March 23, 2016, 11:08 pm

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