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Episode 92: Nikki

Season 6 Episode 6

Nikki
Age: late 30’s?
Location: New York City
Addiction: Methadone with anti-anxieties (benzos)
What’s memorable: How attached Nikki’s younger daughter is to her despite never really having a good relationship with her, the boyfriend who certainly cares but also seems to need her to be messed up in order to feel needed.

Official Synopsis: When she was young, Nikki’s mother and grandmother worked hard to give her a good life. Nikki excelled in school, but she was devastated when her grandmother died. She began hanging out with a rebellious crowd, skipping school, and using crack. Nikki eventually had two daughters, but has remained addicted to drugs. Her daughters desperately want to have a relationship with Nikki, and know that an intervention is their only hope of saving their mother’s life.

Original Air Date: July 2009
Interventionist: Ken

Categories: Benzodiazepines, Death of Loved One, Ken, Methadone, Pain Meds, Season 6

Discussion

7 Responses to “Episode 92: Nikki”

  1. It is sad how drugs ruin the lives of people, I hope Niki gets better and re-uinites with her Kids.

    Posted by methadone withdrawal | July 23, 2013, 12:56 am
  2. This is one of the most moving episodes for me. Nikki is such a lovely but broken and sad person, it broke my heart to see her in so much pain. Even when there were no tears streaming down her face, it seemed as if there were as her sadness was so prevalent.

    I hope that she has found peace within herself. She deserves it and so does her beautiful family. The intelligence and beauty of her daughters speaks volumes about the strength and love in this family and they all deserve better.

    Posted by cricket | April 29, 2015, 11:58 am
  3. My brother is friends with Nikki’s daughter Imani, and he met Nikki a while back, before any of us (in our family) saw this episode.

    Nikki seems like such a sweet and loving person, I really hope that she’s been able to develop her love for herself and find peace in recovery. I’m hoping for the best for her and her family, who love her so much.

    Posted by Savannah | May 22, 2015, 5:53 pm
  4. I’m so suprised that there are only a few episodes that feature the abuse of methodone and benzos mixed together. In my home town (baltimore md) this is just as common as heroin abuse as its supposed to have the same effects. It just always seems to be a topic that is over looked but then again I’m also curious to know if this is as common in other places.

    Posted by kristy | August 18, 2015, 12:12 am
  5. I watched this show last night on Lifetime. I sure wish I knew how she was doing now. I pray that God gives her the strength to get clean and stay clean.

    Posted by Sharnita | November 6, 2015, 10:56 am
  6. This episode really touched me because I could feel the love that is very prevalent in this family. I pray for you Nikki and your entire family.

    Posted by Sheryl | September 18, 2017, 4:05 pm
  7. i really would like to know how she is doing… i hate drugs

    Posted by jacinda godwin | May 29, 2018, 1:28 pm

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