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Episode 184: Sean

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Sean
Age: 32
Location: Salem, Massachussettes
Addiction: Alcohol (vodka)

What’s memorable: Sean is one very likable dude, that’s what I’ll remember. Also, the condescending, good-life-choices brother, the co-dependent “Drunk Sean is who I fell in love with” wife Jules, the family that all denies that what Sean says happened when he was a kid actually happened. How much must it suck to not have anyone in your family believe you about something so huge? And the way Jules came through at the last minute, after Sean basically said he would disappear into the night with her if that’s what she wanted. Good on you, Jules. Good on you.

Official Synopsis:
A gregarious man with an intense personality, 32 year-old Sean’s alcohol addiction is causing him to blackout and suffer seizures, which have his wife and family on edge.
Original Air Date: February 2013

Categories: Alcohol, Most Likeable Addicts, Religious Family, Season 12, Traumatic Incident

Discussion

16 Responses to “Episode 184: Sean”

  1. Just starting watching this episode and… WOW.
    $1,000 per week on alcohol! My liver hurts just reading that. Are there any updates on how he is doing?

    Posted by Sandra | November 11, 2014, 6:15 pm
    • That episode hit close to home for me as Sean reminded me of my husband Shawn who is a recovering alcoholic also, could we find out on how Sean’s recovering is going?

      Posted by Jamie | November 11, 2014, 6:35 pm
  2. What a great episode. So much drama. I can’t believe his whole family didn’t believe him – I wanted to shake some sense into all of them. They reminded me of my own family issues so it was very helpful.

    I hope Sean is still sober.

    Posted by Lissa | November 11, 2014, 6:45 pm
  3. This episode really touched my heart…. I hope he is still clean. I just found him to be so real..and as author says” a likable guy” Wonder if hes still married :>)

    Posted by sis | November 11, 2014, 7:35 pm
  4. I just watched this episode again and was wondering if there are any updates about Sean?

    Posted by Jennifer | November 16, 2016, 8:45 pm
  5. This poor guy. His entire family are jerks. He has no reason to lie about his father while his father and everyone else has every reason to lie. His father’s defensive reaction to the allegation was all I, as a trial attorney, needed to see to believe that he is a lying dirtbag. It must be incredibly difficult to have your father accuse you publicly of being a liar when it is the father that is the liar. And the rest of the family continues the charade? C’mon. Sean would be a friend of mine if he lived near me. He’s a very likable and intelligent guy with a really crappy family. I hope he stays sober and moves away from those jerks.

    Posted by Greg | January 5, 2017, 10:19 am
    • I agree 100% with everything you said, Greg. The family are a bunch of hypocrites who clearly care way more about protecting their “we’re such good Christians, we’re above everyone else” reputations than telling the truth. How can his dad continue to deny this and act like he is right with God? He must have some SERIOUS rationalizations going on!

      Posted by Ariana Bascombe | January 9, 2017, 6:40 pm
    • I agree with you Greg, 100%.

      Posted by Nurse Sugar | April 17, 2017, 2:06 pm
  6. Hello Ariana, My guess is that the father has narcissistic personality disorder. To live a lie like that at the expense of your children and your wife is classic narcissism. Plus, isn’t it ironic that the episode occurs in the city famous for religious intolerance?

    Posted by Greg | January 17, 2017, 4:22 pm
  7. Is this guy still sober

    Posted by Dan | March 20, 2017, 6:58 pm
  8. Sean’s father is a pathetic piece is crap. Nothing worse than a lying religious man who throws his kids under the bus foto save his own reputation. He’s disgusting. Sean, I hope you read this. He’s not worth your life or sobriety. God will deal with him. WE BELIEVE YOU. God bless. Hope you are well.

    Posted by Stacy Eddens | March 20, 2017, 7:11 pm
  9. Love you Sean! So sorry you had to go through this. Smh

    Posted by Stacy Eddens | March 20, 2017, 7:12 pm
  10. This is one of my favorite episodes. I related to Sean and saw a lot of myself in him. Specifically that we were both “good drunks” and that’s only to say non-aggressive, non-argumentative, sort of sadly accepting our lot in life. Prone to the other negative consequences of alcohol without much of the meanness.

    I was also a liquor drinker, and after terrifying withdrawals, I quit for 3 weeks, and since than have returned to severely reduced drinking (think 6 beers/week as opposed to 15 shots/night) I hope Sean is sober, or has at least found a way to moderate, because you can’t drink Vodka like that and … well, Live. Good luck to him & Jules

    Posted by Deebo Cools | August 6, 2017, 3:55 pm

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