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Episode 186: Mike

Season 14, Episode 2mike

Mike
Age: 44
Location:  Goshen, Ohio
Addiction:  Heroin
What’s memorable: Snorting heroin (I haven’t seen that before), his constant lies and excuses, the way he treats his wife, leaving rehab early because withdrawal was uncomfortable. I really hope he has managed to stay sober since then, he was incredibly sick.

Official Synopsis: Mike lost his brother to cancer and his sister to suicide. This triggered a tragic downward spiral. Mike’s nightly habit of having a few beers quickly turned into raging alcoholism. Mike agreed to give up drinking. Unfortunately, he replaced alcohol with heroin.
Original Air Date: March 2015

 

Categories: Death of Loved One, Heroin, Season 14

Discussion

9 Responses to “Episode 186: Mike”

  1. He’s got such a beautiful family. That was one thing that stood out to me is how gifted and handsome both his sons are and how damaged they are psychologically by their father’s addiction. Mike has been through so much pain that I could see why he started using… I honestly doubt he’s stayed clean if he couldn’t last in rehab for a month, but I hope his family can find happiness someday and his sons can achieve the success they deserve and not go down the same path.

    Posted by Emily | April 8, 2015, 12:48 am
    • Mike died, sadly. AE put it on their website.

      Posted by Deb | May 10, 2015, 11:11 pm
      • Oh no, really? Do you have a link so I can verify? I couldn’t find it on the site. Thanks.

        Posted by Dizzy | May 10, 2015, 11:42 pm
      • I’m pretty sure you mean the other Mike from the Mike/Jenny episode. I found one of his son’s facebook and there’s no mention of his death. Either way I hope he’s okay he seemed like a cool guy

        Posted by c | May 14, 2015, 8:36 am
      • No he didn’t I’m sitting with him right now

        Posted by Andrew | October 30, 2016, 12:30 pm
  2. kristen from season 2 episode 6 also snorted heroin

    Posted by Cascade | April 9, 2015, 4:29 am
  3. You can smoke..snort..eat and inject( obvious one there) that’s why there’s more people turning to heroin..for the ones that are scared of needles.. There is now other alternatives..sadly enough

    Posted by ashley | October 29, 2015, 7:44 pm
  4. His sons broke my heart.. I am disappointed that his wife let him come back home after he skipped out, she and the kids really don’t need any more hurt and it might well have been the enforcement he needed.. I wonder how they’re all doing today.

    Posted by JadeNZer | November 2, 2017, 3:29 am

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