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Episode 152: Suzon

Season 11 Episode 5


Age: 35
Location: McKinney, Texas
Addiction: Crack
What’s memorable: The husband who told her he had feelings for someone else, before the other woman even knew about it. And then, Chris. His reaction to the possibility of Suzon’s rehab: “I don’t get paid until the 30th, babe.”

Official Synopsis: Once a supermom who took her kids to soccer practice and kept a spotless home, Suzon’s life spiraled out of control. Now she lives with her new boyfriend, collects scrap metal, and sells prescription drugs to pay for crack. Suzon needs an intervention, but her mother threatens to hijack the process with her old resentments. Can mom put aside her agenda and help save her daughter?

Original Air Date: January 2012
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Candy, Crack, Season 11, Traumatic Incident


27 Responses to “Episode 152: Suzon”

  1. Poor woman. I think she was lucky Chris was so useless because had he shown any positive emotion, she may not have gone.

    Posted by sarakaun | November 10, 2014, 1:15 am
  2. This episode is such a heartbreaker. Poor Bradley, her fine young son, who realizes that even his own suicide attempt couldn’t penetrate his lost mother’s world of crack cocaine. It’s almost too painful to watch this brave young man, trying to hide the fact that he is positively crushed–and helpless–watching his mother self-destruct. I surely do hope that he’s been able to move on to a happy and successful life. Speaking directly to him, I’d say, “No one needs to be shackled into place by their awful upbringing. You can move past this”. Some people, sadly, are just dealt a rotten hand at birth. No 17-year old should have to stare out the window at his mother executing a crack deal on the street.

    And this is another one of Candy’s biggest triumphs, too. She’s totally in control and steers this ship masterfully.

    I hope this entire family found peace and that Suzon was able to keep her sobriety. But especially, Bradley…I hope life has been kinder to you since this intervention. You deserve some happiness…

    Posted by Gregory Moore | January 17, 2015, 1:57 pm
    • He’s doing very well! He saved my life and I have definitely asked forgiveness and been blessed to have him live me through my crap and forgive me! Praise God!
      Thanks for the neat comment and your compassion
      Suzon Wildridge

      Posted by Suzon Wildridge | July 5, 2016, 10:37 pm
      • I’m so happy to hear this, Suzon! Your story truly touched my heart, and knowing that there has been a “happier chapter” that followed your intervention is wonderful news. As someone who has also triumphed over severe trauma, I send you my sincere best wishes.

        Posted by Gregory Moore | December 6, 2016, 6:50 pm
  3. Link to Suzon’s Facebook. She looks amazing. https://www.facebook.com/suzon.sanfordwildridge

    Posted by Carla | August 23, 2015, 10:43 am
  4. Interesting still to find myself searching myself online! Just a check in for anyone there still wondering or if someone else stumbles upon this awesome site, I am over 5 years sober!!! Bradley is awesomeness as always and doing more than well! He is literally living his dream life now and deserves it more than anyone I can think of;)!!! I’m loving every breath I breathe and it doesn’t involve drug use! I’m single and just being a mommy while still figuring out how to help others not pick up! Thanks for all the support out there! Find me on Facebook for more of my beautifully human life! Suzon Sanford-Wildridge

    Posted by Suzon Wildridge | July 5, 2016, 10:32 pm
  5. SUZON!!!! I am watching your episode right now…again…for probably the third time…I cannot tell you enough how amazing you are. That boy you have, Bradley, is truly something spectacular. I am so happy for you, proud of you, in your recovery and sobriety. I honestly think you should be like Sylvia (past intervention, now interventionist) and become an interventionist yourself. I hope your mother got the help she needed, as well. She has a caring heart, I can see it. I wish you all the best in the world, and I am SO happy to see you doing well! Love, love,love you!!

    Posted by Gina | July 28, 2016, 2:34 pm
  6. Such a rough series. So much heartache and pain. I always root for everyone to get well and heal up. I am so glad it seems Suzon is doing well.

    Take care.

    Posted by Aldo | August 1, 2016, 11:20 pm
  7. congrats Suzon for being sober & enjoying life!! I’m so proud of you…I am struggling within myself but I know that it can be possible…keep up the good work!!

    Bright Blessings to you

    Posted by Chicky | January 13, 2017, 8:27 am
  8. Was checking in & hoping to hear good news! At the beginning of the show you “reluctantly” revealed that you were 35~ (Something I would’ve said as well!) I’m a bicentennial baby too:)I & cried during your intervention! You have a truly wonderful family, & I wish you ALL thee best that life has to offer, today & always!

    Posted by Frances | July 22, 2017, 11:31 pm
  9. I am watching Suzon’s episode right now and its heartbreaking. She actually seems to have a great sense of humor. I hope she is doing well, she deserves it.

    Posted by Sad | September 10, 2017, 9:57 pm
  10. Dixon your story is a story of strength I’m so glad your still sober, my story is similar and my kids helped me get clean myself. Thank you for,sharing your story and I’m so glad you was so strong and was so willing to share your experience with strangers so they can see it is possible.

    Posted by Stephen | January 2, 2018, 5:25 pm
  11. I just watched this episode, this evening, down-under New Zealand 25/1/18. Congratulations, lovely lady!. You did so well 🙂

    Much love…..K.

    Posted by Kerry | January 25, 2018, 2:51 am
  12. Suzon, your story is so inspiring! So happy for you that you chose your kids and LIFE! Best wishes to you!

    Posted by Shawna Ross | March 22, 2018, 7:08 pm
  13. I’m sorry to say this but her mom Terrie is one of the most self absorbed people I’ve ever seen on this show… and that’s saying something since the show is about addicts and she isn’t even one!! At the intervention the letters start out, “your addiction has affected your life negatively in the following ways..” Her mom said, “your addiction has affected MY life negatively in the following ways.” Then she talks of suicide after the intervention. Really?!! She just wanted the whole thing to be about her. It was disgusting. Otherwise, congratulations Suzon on years of sobriety.

    Posted by Nickel | March 30, 2018, 8:05 am
    • So happy to see that I’m not the only one who thought that! All the panning back to Candy and Brad’s faces said it all.

      Totally agree. She was desperately trying to make it all about her instead of her daughter. The screaming at her on the stairs…that wasn’t a concern for her child. That was concern purely for herself. “You think I’m messed up NOW?!?!” Totally unnecessary and uncalled for.

      Posted by Tazz | March 30, 2018, 9:39 pm
  14. As a “neighbor”, I followed your story with interest. You have been the most relatable person I’ve seen on the show and I am happy to hear of your continued health and sobriety. I hope for the best for you in the future.

    Posted by Debbie | June 4, 2018, 9:27 pm
  15. Suzon is without a doubt one of the most likable people to be featured on this show. I am so happy for her. A true inspiration to me and my own struggles with addiction.

    Posted by Oran Lee | August 16, 2018, 8:17 am
  16. Suzon, congrats on 9 years of sobriety, I hope everything is well in your life. Keep up the amazing work, we’re proud of you!

    Posted by Dennis | June 25, 2020, 1:28 pm
  17. Congrats Suzon on your continued success (I TRULY HOPE YOU’RE STILL SOBER!). I totally relate to your struggles as I left my husband and kids and went off to a life of destruction (aided by a thieving,abusive,addicted loser). Over the next 7 yrs, I completed over a dozen treatment stays,but I still could not stay sober more than a few months.
    Thankfully,on 10/3/09 I put it down for good and have remained sober since that day. I’m thankful to God and my children for not giving up on me.
    Suzon, I wish you the very best life has to offer because you DESERVE it!💖

    Posted by Carol Patterson | July 3, 2020, 10:59 pm

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