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Episode 99: Marci

Season 6 Episode 14

Marci
Age: late 30’s?
Location: Chico, California
Addiction: Meth, pain meds
What’s memorable: The seriously high-speed crazy stuff she says that makes absolutely no sense to anyone else. Her in-denial mother and dying brother. How shockingly different she was as a wife and mother just a few years ago.

Official Synopsis: To outsiders, Marci’s family life seemed ideal. But while her mother worked, Marci was left home with her alcoholic father. She endured his abuse while her mother looked the other way. Marci began drinking and doing drugs. Her marriage failed, and she lost custody of her children. But her mother still denies that Marci has a bad problem. Can an intervention help Marci and her mother to stop their dangerous behavior before it’s too late?

Original Air Date: September 2009
Interventionist: Ken

Categories: Addicted Parent, Ken, Mental Problems, Meth, Most Mentally Compromised Addicts, Pain Meds, Season 6

Discussion

20 Responses to “Episode 99: Marci”

  1. Hello, I live in the Republic of Panama. This morning I saw Marci’s episode and I would like to know the name and adress, is possible, of the desintoxication center where marci was sent. I just notice a sign mentioning Sunrise.
    Could you bring me please rhis information? I have a very similar case with my daughter and want to look for information about this center.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jenny

    Posted by Jenny de Perez | November 29, 2013, 8:13 am
  2. Hello Jenny,
    Much time has passed, I hope your daughter is getting well, but I think the name of the facility was Sunrise Detox: 2331 NE 53rd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
    (954) 491-9700

    Posted by lolly | April 8, 2015, 3:16 pm
  3. Yes, Marci doesn’t remember the past very well and all the people she has sacrificed for her drug addiction. I did 39 months in prison without any apology or explanation for her actions. This is 2015. Same patterns of behaviors. Grow a conscious heart.

    Posted by Jon Gregory Davis | July 2, 2015, 9:52 am
  4. LOL Jon! Read up on you and you have/had quite a rap sheet anyway before this incident you are talking about. It sounds like YOU played the bigger part in that incident and are now entirely blaming Marci. Sounds like you stole two vehicles of someone who was moving- then took the vehicles to Marci’s residence and then unloaded these peoples possessions. How about YOUR patterns of behaviors? LOL

    Posted by Jenn | August 24, 2015, 10:56 am
  5. Marci is still homeless in Chico. My roommates and I often chase her out of our backyard as she takes our garden hose and tries to flood our house. She is barely coherent almost the time and extremely aggressive. She often rifles through our trash and throws garabage everywhere. She is a menace throughout the community and infamous with not only the student population, but also the homeless community. Hopefully she can get help and stop terrozing our community.

    Posted by AW | November 18, 2017, 10:55 pm
    • Do NOT spread lies about her. She is NOT homeless anymore, and based on her Facebook she is well connected with her family again. Someone should chase you out of a backyard.

      Posted by Yes | April 30, 2018, 12:12 pm
    • Hi AW
      I am actually a family member of Marci’s. She is not homeless, but lives in such a manner that it appears she is homeless. The sad truth is that she will probably succomb to her addiction. It is the life she has chosen. The pictures on Facebook were of a visit her children made last June. It had been 6 years since I had a conversation with her and 7 years since I had seen my niece and nephew. Their father took them out of California and used them as pawns, so the decision was made to have no contact with anyone. This was for my sanity and self preserverence. Don’t believe what you see on Facebook. In order to be with us, Marci must be on Ativan or other like it. This keeps her calm, but practically asleep. As a family member, I will always love her, but due to her addiction and her mom’s denial it must be from a distance. She, through her own admittance is an addict and is choosing this life. These are just the facts.

      Posted by AG | May 10, 2018, 12:58 pm
  6. That is so sad to hear that she is still homeless and using. 😔

    Posted by Staci | January 1, 2018, 10:41 pm
  7. I was thinking about Marci today and found her Facebook page. She looks wonderful!

    https://www.facebook.com/Marcimariebarker

    Posted by Recovered | April 26, 2018, 9:32 am
    • She hasn’t posted since June 2017. I think she only posts when she’s sober. I think what AW said is more accurate at this time.

      Posted by Andy | April 26, 2018, 1:49 pm
      • She seems to be doing pretty good right now according to her recent fb activity. The picture she posted has her family and kids with her.

        Posted by Kitty Katt | July 29, 2018, 9:11 pm
        • please read AG’s comment above. Those pictures are for her public persona. She is not an active parent. Facebook is not an accurate depiction of real life.

          Posted by Genevieve | November 12, 2018, 12:59 am
  8. I saw how well she was doing in rehab when she was finally diagnosed with bipolar and the proper medications that she then took really made a hell of a difference (in a positive way) and she agreed too. I was sad when I saw the ending where it said she was kicked out of rehab because she refused to take her meds anymore. Then her mother buys here a truck and she crashes it a month later.

    Posted by Kitty Katt | October 1, 2018, 1:08 pm
    • Bipolar individuals not wanting to take their meds is definitely a thing. I have Bipolar 1 and I too feel the natural addictive rush of the “good mania” and think to myself “well, maybe I can just let my mind go without these meds for a bit. Last time I went without my meds for a full month, I went into a deep psychotic episode. I don’t even remember most of that month. The good manias are addictive. The bad manias are horrific.

      Posted by Genevieve | November 12, 2018, 1:01 am
      • For some reason I am unable to respond to your comment above to me regarding FB. First off, I know how facebook works vs. real life. If you read my comment again, you will notice I am referencing one current picture of her and her kids. Based on that picture is why I said she “seems to be” good. That’s it nothing more. I did not state facts. I gave my opinion just like you are giving yours. I don’t need a facebook 101 class here

        Posted by Kitty Katt | November 13, 2018, 2:41 am
  9. Did anyone else think that when she was on her cellphone that she was talking to nobody and faking it?

    Posted by Courtney | October 4, 2018, 10:44 pm

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