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Episode 164: Sean

Season 11 Episode 14

Sean
Age: 39
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Addiction: Alcohol
What’s memorable: His need to feel popular and the resulting $200 bar tabs, the 58 year old nympho sugar mama, the mother who believed his childhood anxiety was a result of being possessed by demons, how terribly he manipulates his fragile daughter, how hard it is for him to imagine stopping, even though he’s on the verge of esophageal cancer. “I’ve lost my fear of dying, and I want my misery to be over with.” – Sean

Update: Sean died of liver failure in January 2014.

Official Synopsis: Sean was once a popular DJ and charismatic crowd-pleaser, but now he’s rapidly going downhill due to his extreme alcoholism. Sean struggled as a child, growing up in a rough neighborhood with an openly gay father. Today, he spends his days and nights drinking himself to death. He desperately needs an intervention before he loses his family and his life.

Original Air Date: March 2012
Interventionist: Seth

Categories: Addicts Who Have Died, Alcohol, Mental Problems, Season 11, Seth

Discussion

14 Responses to “Episode 164: Sean”

  1. this might be the saddest one i have ever seen just because he is willing to die and leave his daughter to deal with it i just dont see how he can even do that he says how much he loves her and ur child is supposed to be the most important thing in your life but she deffinetly takes a back seat to the vodka. Is there a follow up or [email protected] would you post something to see what he is doing currently at this time

    Posted by Alec Prinzing | April 3, 2012, 11:59 pm
    • I wonder too…on the way to treatment he bounced and went back home. The titles said he moved back in with the Sugar Mama and still drinks. It’s very sad.

      Posted by Derek | September 2, 2012, 2:05 pm
    • When the pain becomes so extreme and so excruciating, you just want it to end, whether you have children or not. That’s part of the disease of depression and most of the time that is part of the disease of addiction as well.

      Posted by Kimberly | August 30, 2015, 9:28 pm
  2. He died. My fiance was his hs best friend and just called me crying.

    Posted by keli | December 30, 2013, 4:42 pm
    • I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. Take comfort knowing at least many people got to know him and his story and he will never be forgotten. I hope in the past year, time has made the pain bearable, and you can appreciate your beloved Sean is no longer suffering and is truly free. I lost my two best friends within a few months in 2013, and both were fathers, and both died of overdoses. I still see them when I’m out somewhere, and I catch a glimpse of someone who has a similar look, and every time when I realize it’s not my friend, the pain is unbearable. But I hope I never stop looking, I don’t want to ever not think of them. Both were amazing guys. True friends, even though I am a woman, I didn’t ever get romantically involved with either, but it was awesome to know them. Stay strong!! RIP Mike, Jordan, and Sean!!!

      Posted by crystal | December 20, 2014, 10:56 pm
    • I’ve been drinking heavy ever since i came out of the military.. Did a tour to afghanistan and it didnt go so well over there.. ive been arrested 13 times in 5 years and right now ive been sober going on a week.. ive been to rehab once a couple years back but that didnt help i just relapsed.. i joined the army when i was 17 and was deployed just when i turned 18.. im 27 now and im just barely getting over things.. my parents haven’t given up on me but i am knowing that they will soon here in a bit.. they’ve told me.. i lost a friend that really was dear to me over there but i just want to say i am sorry for your loss and out of all the interventions i’ve seen.. this one really opened my eyes because alot of what sean was doing i was doing.. it freaked me out.. i dont have any kids ive been single ever since ive got out the military.. i have 2 dogs that i love so much.. one is a service dog.. i dont even got a wallet right now because i lost it at the bar 2 weeks ago.. im broke till next month.. just wanna say this intervention had me in tears. i am taking it day by day and if i even just even once relapse i will come back and say i tried.. other then that my goal is to stay clean for the rest of my life..

      Posted by Cj | September 10, 2017, 10:19 pm
      • Stay strong CJ, I’ve been battling my addictions for a few years now and it can get better. Trust me brother, I know things are bleak and it seems rough but you can get through it. There are so many people out there like you and I who have these demons. The strength is there, keep fighting one day at a time and you can do it. You’re a strong person, I can’t thank you enough for your service, but now you have a tough battle to fight, and you got it. Keep it up brother.

        Posted by Brian | September 12, 2017, 7:38 pm
      • CJ, I wish you happiness and recovery, and for good things to happen to you.

        Posted by Mar | June 13, 2018, 9:37 am
  3. I remember the lady lover he had saying “Come to mommy”

    Posted by rick | September 17, 2014, 10:57 am
  4. This was the saddest of all the episodes I’ve seen–and I’ve seen most of them. Just heartbreaking–for him, for everyone around him. Clearly, this was a kind, sensitive and intelligent man–who was desperately in the clutches of alcoholism. One only needs to view this episode to see the near-demonic hold alcohol can have over certain unfortunate people. I hope Sean is now at peace. Seeing such a tortured person, up close, is almost too brutal to watch. My sincere sympathy to Sean’s family…especially his beautiful daughter.

    Posted by Gregory Moore | September 25, 2014, 5:15 pm
  5. Just watched the episode and came to see if there was any news…crushed. Deeply sad story.

    Posted by anne | October 5, 2017, 4:39 am
  6. As a gay man, Sean’s dad really pissed me off. I’ve always thought that we are much more kind, sensitive, and compassionate than most straight men (as a result of less hypermasculinity). The way his dad treated Sean just goes to show that it’s not always the case.

    Posted by Stefan | June 21, 2018, 12:09 am
  7. Anyone have any updates on Sean’s daughter, Lyndsy? I grew up with an alcoholic father so I really felt for her and wished I could give her a big hug.

    Posted by Jacey | September 25, 2018, 8:53 am
  8. If Lyndsay ever comes here, I hope she sees that people are filled with respect and empathy for her.

    Posted by Alice Schmid | November 18, 2018, 9:44 am

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