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Episode 50: Fabian

Season 4, Episode 2

Fabian Season 4 Episode 50

Fabian
Age: 37
Location: Los Angeles, California
Addiction: Meth and Alcohol
What’s Memorable: I think it’s interesting that Fabian thinks he needs to be high/drunk in order to create, and doesn’t realize he’s not actually making much of anything.

Official synopsis:  Fabian, 37, was once a successful entertainment entrepreneur, but his escalating addiction has cost him everything.
Original Air Date: December 2007

Interventionist: Ken

Categories: Alcohol, Childhood Physical Abuse, Childhood Violence, Ken, Meth, Season 4, Traumatic Incident

Discussion

9 Responses to “Episode 50: Fabian”

  1. Fabian is one of the most unforgettable episodes. And I can sum up why in a few simple words: fetus in a jar.

    Posted by Sara | February 4, 2015, 6:45 pm
  2. Of all the abusive parents whose children were featured on this show, his mother was the scariest – those eyes. If only her mental illness had been addressed – I would have loved to learn what childhood factors contributed to her behavior. And it would be nice to see a followup on Fabian, I so hope he found a good enough reason to want sobriety.

    Posted by Renee | July 9, 2016, 6:51 am
  3. This is a very memorable episode and it makes me sad to see that there is only one comment! Very odd situation with his mom and the whole “fetus in a jar” thing. I hope he is alive and well, although it did say at the end of the episode that he was still using..

    Posted by BOBBYB | July 9, 2016, 9:05 pm
  4. This is yet another example of how often times within an addiction dynamic the addict isn’t always the sickest person in the room. Often times there is one or more people in the addict’s inner circle that is even sicker.

    Some other examples: Nicole (the Canadian alcoholic girl with the mom from hell), Sebastian and Marcel (the heroin addict brothers with the most inept and clueless parents in the history of the show), Luke (the crack addict from San Francisco with the extremely codependent mother), Tim (the crack addict musician whose girlfriend wanted him to stay sick in order for her to feel needed), Vinny (the crack addict with the overindulgent father), and Gina (the Korean heroin addict with the cruel dragon lady mom).

    Posted by Janelle | October 31, 2016, 3:17 pm
    • Very true. I’d also add to that list Amber’s (the bulimic/alcoholic) mom. Her quote where she implied she wished she never had children really disgusted me.

      Posted by Stefan | October 22, 2017, 3:03 pm
      • I just watched that again last week and felt she checked out early on. I felt that her dad actually did the right thing by refusing to put up with her behavior and did not deserve to be condemnation of the other more enabling relatives.

        Posted by Lhamo55 | October 24, 2017, 10:46 am
    • I agree with this. I think dizzy should add another category for dysfunctional family because there have been quite a few addicts on this show who were way more sane than some of there family.

      Posted by Andy | October 23, 2017, 6:08 pm
      • Agree. With no new episodes, this ia a good time to rewatch all the episodes with a compassionate focus on how loved ones might better avoid enabling and maybe even consider seeking help for themselves.

        This show and its offshoots continue to offer so many of us a deep learning experience. For me it has been a primer for self awareness of my own addictive behaviors.

        Posted by Lhamo55 | October 24, 2017, 10:56 am
  5. I couldn’t believe his backstory,and how his mom was SO crazy and brutal growing up but still there for the intervention and cared about her son’s life. Fabian should have had a full episode. Hope he’s ok!

    Posted by Jordy | September 6, 2017, 10:55 pm

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