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Episode 41: Hubert

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Hubert
Age: 50
Location: Los Angeles, California
Addiction: Alcohol
What’s memorable: By all accounts an amazing, happy, fun, cool guy that is now homeless on the streets of LA and drinks all day. Hubert’s story is the episode that made me realize what it is I learned from this show that makes me love it so much: That every addict you meet is so much more than what they seen. It’s harder to appreciate an addict’s humanity when you see them living at their rock bottom – homeless, panhandling, prostituting – but people like Hubert remind you of it. Also memorable: his bipolar homeless friend John who really tries to take care of him despite wanting to walk away but caring too much to that. The neighborhood real estate officer who saw Hubert’s humanity and called the Intervention producers. The awesome, caring family who loves him so much. Hubert’s need to please his father.

Official Synopsis: Growing up Hubert, now 50, never felt truly loved by his stepfather. And his stepfather admits giving more love and attention to his three biological children. Meanwhile, Hubert protected his brother and sisters from hearing and seeing their parents screaming and hitting one another. Forty years later, it’s Hubert’s siblings’ turn to help him overcome a horrible alcohol addiction that has left him living on the streets of Los Angeles for the past six months.
Original Air Date: April 2007

Categories: Addicted Parent, Alcohol, Childhood Violence, Most Likeable Addicts, Most Unforgettable Episodes, Most Uplifting Episodes, Season 3

Discussion

15 Responses to “Episode 41: Hubert”

  1. Dizzy, His addiction is/was alcohol, not heroin…

    Posted by megan | September 18, 2014, 7:06 pm
  2. Hubert is still one of my all-time favorite people ever profiled on this show. His recovery was a sultry miraculous. I would love an update. I would also love to see him in the “most likable” category if he isn’t already.

    Posted by Sara | January 26, 2015, 6:46 pm
  3. I found Hubert on Facebook, he commented on Intervention’s post (with a meme from his own episode, no less). Looks like he is still doing great in his recovery, and recently celebrated eight years sober. It is very strange feeling emotions for a person you never actually met, but I am so genuinely happy for him, he deserves a wonderful life.

    Posted by Sara | February 2, 2015, 6:08 am
  4. Hubert’s Facebook is linked to my name. I would like to clarify that despite how curious I am about the people of the show, I do not stalk and track them down. I found Hubert because he commented on Intervention’s post. I was definitely disappointed that the “I was there” ten year anniversary special didn’t really feature him.

    Posted by sara | March 27, 2015, 10:09 am
    • Ken did a follow up with Hubert during last night’s new episode of Intervention. He is now working in recovery!

      Posted by Zack | May 11, 2015, 8:58 am
    • Thank you so much for the update! Hubert is hands down my favorite person to be on this show. He had such a good heart and it is so wonderful to see he is happy, sober, and is now giving back. What an inspirational human being!

      Posted by Erin | December 4, 2015, 5:39 pm
  5. Hubert is just a big big heart weeping tears of the suffering of life. His goodness is undeniable, I’m genuinely happy inside he has a life now. Just a big walking heart full of love. I think he found healing. No wonder that real estate developer dude took such a fondness for him he got him on the show. Hubert you The Man! thank you for letting us into your life’s!

    Posted by DHALIA | October 11, 2015, 4:23 pm
  6. I was wanting to know if I could get in touch with Hubert. My mother met him in Shawnee Oklahoma at the kickapoo motel. He had no idea how he ended up there. She would like to talk to him and catch up.

    Posted by Ashley Nauni | December 13, 2015, 7:44 pm
  7. I wonder how his friend is doing thats bipolar..was his name, jon?

    Posted by Lani | December 15, 2015, 2:45 am
  8. I’m cheering for Hubert!

    Posted by Troy | March 7, 2016, 9:42 pm
  9. Looks like he’s still sober & got recently engaged/married! Sobriety is a beautiful thing. One day at a time brother 😉

    Posted by Ash | March 7, 2016, 11:26 pm
  10. There are a lot of good people on this show, but Hubert is by far the best in my opinion. Such a sweet gentle soul that deserves the best. I was elated when I saw his follow up and relieved to know that he is still sober.
    I hope his friend is okay, as well. Hubert seemed to care a lot about him.

    Posted by em | December 20, 2016, 9:40 pm

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