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Episode 169: Susie and Miriam

Susie

Susie
Age: 41
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Addiction: Crack

Miriam

Miriam
Age: 41
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Addiction: Alcohol

What’s memorable: The abuse they suffered and how Susie would take the brunt of it to protect her sisters, the amount of violence she experiences now as a result of her addiction, the weird dynamics the twins have, the awesome followup and how amazing and healthy they both looked after treatment. Really there’s lots going on in this one, but what will stick with me the most is Miriam giving in and smoking crack with her sister after everyone was talking about how worried they were that she’d relapse if she spent too much time with her. That scene was harrowing.

Official Synopsis: Attractive, charismatic 41 year-old twins, Susie and Miriam, battle crack and alcohol addictions and each other as their career success and families slowly slip away.
Original Air Date: October 2012
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Alcohol, Candy, Childhood Physical Abuse, Childhood Violence, Crack, Season 12

Discussion

7 Responses to “Episode 169: Susie and Miriam”

  1. Boy you were right. The relapse scene… Harrowing. Glad they got help. The physical transformation was astounding!

    Posted by Gloria | October 22, 2012, 4:59 am
  2. Miriam, I think that you and I had a brief interaction in a Wal Mart parking lot (off of Lauzon) this Fall. One of my boys was being a stinker getting into his car seat. If it was you, we joked about it. When I drove away I realized how I recognized you. I hope that you and your sister are doing well. As well as your children. Just wanted you to know that you are thought of.

    Posted by Mary Collins | July 3, 2013, 8:21 pm
  3. Both girls relapsed within a year

    Posted by Kathy Giesbrecht | June 14, 2015, 2:33 pm
  4. This one really affected me… the pain reverberating through the generations of this family is just devastating to witness. My heart goes out to these two. Knowing Susie was always so strong and stoic, I can’t imagine what was happening within her when she cried at the intervention.

    I truly hope both of the twins are healthy and happy and working their recovery.

    Candy is also my favorite; she can be firm and even brash when she needs to, but she also knows when handling people gently will get the right results, and she facilitated this double intervention so deftly.

    Posted by E Rose | March 21, 2016, 9:06 pm
  5. This episode really stuck to me, particularly the scene where Miriam gives in and relapses with her sister. Hit really close to home and reminded me of something I could imagine happening between my father and my aunt while my father was newly in recovery.

    Posted by Dylan | April 20, 2016, 8:16 am
  6. I remember sue I partied with Sue quite a bit when I was in Windsor on the west side lol, unfortunately I lost my boyfriend Victor who died right after we had our son, we were trying to get it together but I always ended up back on the street back on the pipe, after I lost Victor I moved back out here to BC and I lost contact with Sue, she used to go out with my dealer ill, and now well I ended up back on the streets in Calgary on the pipe at first but now on to bigger and better things now doing the side off of the crack but on the down it was morphine but now it’s the heroine or entail, I was just starting to do the pills just before I left Windsor but now in Kamloops BC and cannot shake the opiuts and don’t want to they make me function and help to keep me normal and on track I do not think that I will ever quit, but when I flipped the channel and saw Sue on intervention my heart went out to her for sure, I really liked Sue she is a beautiful girl and a lot of fun to be around, so dibs to you girls girl Sue, I have not forgotten you, your friend Cinnamon !

    Posted by sherrill morrell (Cinnamon) | December 11, 2016, 12:24 pm

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