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Episode 157: Skyler

Season 11, Episode 8


Age: 24
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Addiction: Bath Salts
What’s memorable: Bath salts, holy crap! Still new enough to be legal and bought at the store. The psychosis it causes is truly alarming and this guy has completely lost it. The things he does to combat against the hallucinations, how they tell him to kill himself. Also, the teenage reality show he was on, as the unlikeable “geeky Asian kid” that totally demoralized him, and the horrible way he talks to his mother and adores his absent father.

Official Synopsis: When Skyler was a kid, his mother pushed him to do modeling and TV work, but the tension drove Skyler to drugs. Now he uses the new synthetic drug “bath salts,” which cause him to hallucinate. Can an intervention save Skyler’s sanity–and his life?

Original Air Date: February 2012
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Bath Salts, Jeff, Most In-Denial Addicts, Most Mentally Compromised Addicts, Season 11


6 Responses to “Episode 157: Skyler”

  1. Skyler broke my heart. He reminded me so much of my little brother, he even looks just like him. I just wanted to hug him and be a big sister and help him, I really hope he’s found peace now. Is there any update???

    Posted by Jessa | September 23, 2014, 8:20 pm
  2. I just watched this episode and was curious as well.


    It says he’s been arrested twice, but I couldn’t find anything else.

    Posted by Kelly | January 21, 2015, 2:35 pm
  3. Skyler has a Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/Skydude27?ref=br_rs
    Looks like he has a son and he appears healthy.

    Posted by Carla | July 29, 2015, 12:07 pm
  4. Watching this episode, it’s likely that schizoaffective disorder and the bath salts caused him to have a psychotic break. I have the same disorder and I did the same thing with meth.

    Posted by Erin | December 10, 2015, 8:08 pm
  5. I just came across a video featuring Skyler and his mother Tiffany about a year after the intervention. You can see Skyler driving around Phoenix looking for bath salts even though they have been prohibited in the meantime and possession is now punished by 10 years of prison. Tiffany is adamant that bath salts are responsible for Skyler’s schizophrenia. If that were the case, we would have had an epidemic of schizophrenia in the UK where millions of young people were taking them. However I do believe that bath salts in his case precipitated a condition he already had and that he would have developed a couple of years later. Link to the video: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/dateline/story/drug-crazed
    And here’s the link to the Daily Mail article cited in the video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2053289/Meow-meow-drug-kills-young-Briton-week.html
    Most of the commentators of the article are lashing out at the tabloids coverage of the “meow meow” epidemic and the situation it created.

    Posted by NoleinUK | January 13, 2017, 11:15 am
  6. I remember this episode well because in the beginning when the subjects are introducing themselves and saying what their drug of choice is, when Leon said “bath salts” I literally said to myself “What?”. I had to back up my TiVo to replay it. Then to be sure put on the CC and read it. This episode aired right before bath salts became well known.

    Then as I heard about their effects on poor Skyler I felt like a parent in the 50s watching Reefer Madness. Where was the enjoyable part of using this drug? Unlike pot this stuff really does fry your brain. The guy clearly had mental issues to begin with, so for the first time watching Intervention I felt the subject was so out of it mentally right from the beginning I questioned whether they should even be interviewing him at all. He had no rational base to even start with.

    Still, glad they were there and I hope he got or gets better. Very sad..

    Posted by Eskovan | February 2, 2020, 9:05 am

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