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Episode 156: Dallas

Dallas

Dallas
Age: 21
Location: Portland, Oregon
Addiction: Heroin
What’s memorable: Shooting up in the femoral veins, the insanely oblivious enabling mother, how ridiculously good-looking Dallas and her fellow Portland street kid boyfriend would be if they weren’t junkies, the fact that they both prostitute themselves for heroin. “You have to what you have to do and there’s no shame in this crazy heroin game that we’re in.” -Jason

Official Synopsis: Strikingly beautiful with a great sense of humor, Dallas is nevertheless addicted to heroin and lives on the streets. After her mother attempted suicide, Dallas turned to drugs to deal with the confusion and pain. But Dallas’s mother is in denial about her addiction and supports her “heroin-chic” lifestyle. Dallas’s family needs a wake-up call and face her problems head-on if they’re going to save her.

Original Air Date: January 2012
Interventionist: Donna

Categories: Addicted Parent, Childhood Violence, Donna, Heroin, Most Likeable Addicts, Season 11, Traumatic Incident

Discussion

36 Responses to “Episode 156: Dallas”

  1. i met her in front of the Mexican restaurant in Portland with my fiance Jason.. She was very sweet and beautiful.. she gave me a cigarette and told me how happy she was for me and my fiance.. I wish her all the best of love

    Posted by poeyedtree | March 3, 2012, 4:10 am
  2. Reblogged this on Now Accepting Applications For The Orphanage and commented:
    dallas… one of the ones from neverland

    Posted by poeyedtree | March 3, 2012, 4:12 am
  3. I was really angry with the mother,she was thinking about herself and defending her non existent reputation…What kind of parent does heroin with her daughter or let a 14 year old be with addicts? Just horrible…

    Posted by kremyy | August 14, 2014, 3:39 am
  4. Dallas’s beautiful (and strong!) inner spirit shines through at every turn in this episode–even when she was at her lowest. I wish her nothing but success. And her mother is just human…flawed….sometimes lost. She seems to be trying to do her best within her own clearly unhappy and misguided life. Dallas’s brother and sister seem like absolutely lovely kids as well–so someone did something right along the way to make them that way(those two loveable grandparents, perhaps?). I’m so happy this one seems to have turned out positively.

    Keep rising, Dallas!

    Posted by Gregory Moore | September 27, 2014, 8:02 am
  5. This episode has stayed with me for such a long time now. I can’t help but wonder how Dallas and Jason are doing. My heart broke watching them and I actually cried for them. I wish them the best and hope they are both living a clean, happy, healthy and vibrant life. There was so much potential and light in the both of them, and I just pray they were able to find and maintain a path of good health.

    Posted by Gloria Jean | December 19, 2014, 8:00 am
  6. There are rumors that she’s using again.. my heart hurts for her. I can’t forget her episode, agree with Gregory, she left an imprint on my heart.

    Posted by Halley | March 12, 2015, 6:43 pm
  7. *in the comments

    Posted by Halley | March 12, 2015, 6:45 pm
  8. It looks like her and her boyfriend are still together and doing well. I came across her Facebook page. Her name is Dallas McMackin.

    Posted by kristy | April 22, 2015, 7:34 pm
  9. I just checked out her FB. This girl is absolutely gorgeous! Why is she not modeling? I don’t know if she’s clean, but she looks great, healthy. I hope she’s doing well.

    Posted by Donna | May 26, 2015, 3:53 pm
  10. She is still clean and doing great!

    Posted by Sarah | May 26, 2015, 9:42 pm
  11. Precious young lady! I sure hope that she’s able to get well. She reminded me of my daughter when she was at her intervention, she looked so innocent and sweet. My daughter is 21, she’s an alcoholic and is currently in a program “Teen Challenge” they have locations all over the world. Its a year program and she’s been in for three months. I laugh when I think about that first call to the facility “it’s a year!? Okay thank you sir” and hung up the phone. I couldn’t imagine my angel being gone for a year but after her 2nd DUI in 6 months it was jail or treatment. We don’t have insurance and certainly don’t have the 10’s of thousands of dollars to send her.
    If you know of someone that needs help and have the same situation as we did, look them up! God bless!

    Posted by Holly | May 26, 2015, 10:15 pm
  12. Like most of us on this site, I’ve watched SEVERAL of the interventions. I can truly say, this is the first that made me cry. The father’s reaction and grand parents broke my heart. You can just see how much love they have for Dallas. I truly hope that Miss Dallas continues to do well in her recovery and enjoys all the adventures life has to offer when you truly live it. She seems like such a genuinely, wonderful, young lady with much to offer this world!

    Posted by Joy | June 2, 2015, 11:48 pm
  13. I just seen Dallas’s show on I intervention, I have been thinking about her for a couple days since I seen the show….. I pray Dallas that YOU still clean and healthy! I have a son who is a addict himself, he has been clean for 5 months . Doing great managing a catering hall. I am so proud of him, I thank God all the time for helping him through his difficult time. Dallas you touched my heart. I hope you and Jason are happy, healthy and positive for each other. God Bless you both.

    Posted by Lisa | July 27, 2015, 5:02 pm
  14. Dallas is probably my favorite person from intervention ever… hope she is doing well. ♥

    Posted by Halley | August 24, 2015, 8:33 pm
  15. knowing Dallas is the greatest privilege I have, she is an extraordinary woman
    Adnan

    Posted by adnan | September 12, 2015, 12:41 pm
  16. Her mom is a hard person not to judge in a negative way. Very hard.

    Posted by LTempel | April 27, 2016, 2:14 am
  17. I just watched this for the second time. I can relate to dallas. I wish I could help her. I have lived her life for over 25 years. It just breaks my heart seeing this. Now I know what I put my family through. Im on methadone currently been sober for almost 5 years. In the process of detoxing out on 10mgs. Never thought I would live to be 48. Been through it all jail,institution, seen alot of death and sickness. I pray for u dallas.

    Posted by kariann russo | July 8, 2016, 12:35 pm
  18. http://daysofmilkandhoney.blogspot.com/

    her journal

    she mentions in a late 2015 entry that her mother is a “late stage heroin adddict” and her younger sister “now 18) has a drug problem, as well.

    Posted by beelove | July 20, 2016, 5:52 pm
  19. Late stage heroin addiction. Yikes. How did she go from booze to H.

    Posted by Dewey | September 17, 2016, 9:10 am
  20. This episode is one of the few that hit home for me. When I was a young teenager I walked into my garage and my dad had a gun to his head. I talked him down from it which was one of the hardest things for me to ever do. To this day, I still struggle with feeling inadequate due to those events (even though my father and I have a MUCH healthier relationship now).

    Dallas if you ever read this just know that life is worth living and its beautiful even if everything seems horrible right now there is beauty passed the darkness. You ever need someone to talk to just over the border in Boise lemme know. I wish you the best!

    Posted by BOBBYB | October 9, 2016, 9:09 pm
  21. You are so amazingly beautiful Dallas with the most mesmerizing eyes and a smile that lights up the world. I too have struggled with drugs and I feel like it will always be a constant battle. I am actually watching your episode right now tearing up and I wanted to try and reach out to you. I hope you are doing well since the intervention. It’d be sweet if we got to meet one day in person cuz you seem awesome! Keep on shining :). Much love.

    Posted by Brian | October 25, 2016, 12:01 am
  22. Her last entry says she’s doing meth now. I think that’s what she was saying. Poor kid

    Posted by Dewey | October 29, 2016, 11:50 pm
    • Do u know where I can watch this episode?

      Posted by jess | October 30, 2016, 4:53 pm
    • You guys for lack of better words need to learn to read… lol, kidding, of course – but honestly Dallas’ post never said she was actively using anything in fact, but especially not meth. She was describing mania, a symptom of bipolar disorder that feels like someone who would be considered a ‘normie,’ on meth. I can relate to her in many ways, not the mania part at least currently but even with the mother part to so many extents she might as well have used with me as much as she’s scarred my upbringing. But I am at peace and this is not about me. Just wanted to clear up that rumor as I haven’t even talked to her recently but clearly read (with concern) the post after your comment and saw no indication in there that she was currently using uppers, in fact she mentions how much she hates them and that ‘they’re not for me.’ She instead points to downers, namely heroin and opiates as her form of escape and destruction. Had to clear that up as a solid for Dallas! Go girl, miss our talks. xo

      Posted by Big W | January 11, 2017, 6:07 am
    • That’s not what she was saying, she is clean. She was talking about having a manic episode and it feeling similar to doing meth.

      Posted by A.S. | January 11, 2017, 9:14 am
      • Dallas is a cool was Chuck. Watching her intervention episode is one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Portland, so it was crazy for me when I met her in person. Small world huh! She is amazing and so sweet. She touched my heart watching the show and meeting her. She gave me a big hug when I told her how she was a reason I wanted to come to Portland. As a fellow heroin addict Dallas will always have a special place in my heart. You are an inspieraton Dallas. -Dread

        Posted by Dread | April 4, 2017, 2:03 pm
  23. You can probably see some of on utube. Or u can get ae app and see it tht way

    Posted by Dewey | January 10, 2017, 11:25 pm
  24. She mentioned her mom in passed tense. Hope Lisa didn’t pass away

    Posted by Flo | January 17, 2017, 4:17 pm
  25. Here’s part of what Dallas said

    “It has been 5 years that my body has randomly plagued me with what I can only assume is the mania that haunted my mother as well. With what have finally been professionally described as manic episode”

    Posted by Flo | January 17, 2017, 4:27 pm
  26. God bless u dallas hope u hav a life full of life health, wealth,love and happiness dallas u are worth all the money,drugs,gold,power,diamonds on this planet and deserve a life thats amazing my name is dallas as well it was my dads name I was hook on drugs and alcohol for 12years relapsed a few times but haven’t done it for 3years and go to college an study business right now I wish u success dallas so much and I know u hav it in you to be wt ever u won’t my email is godisthebomb111@gmail.com if u wanna chat ok love u and ur family bye and godbless

    Posted by Starlordstargod | February 24, 2017, 4:28 am
  27. Dallas I pray for you that you continue to do well for yourself; your such a beautiful young women and I know what you went thru wasn’t easy but now you can help other young women who are in the same situation. Trust God and Pray!! Best Wishes…

    Posted by Cindy Slim | August 30, 2017, 8:12 am

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