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Episode 192: Bryceton

Season 14, Episode 8

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Bryceton

Age: 41
Location: Brandon, Florida
Addiction: Alcohol and spice (I just had to add a new category for this first time in years)

What’s memorable: Well that was quite the ride. Bryceton seems like a pretty fun and interesting person trapped in the life of an addict, treating people like crap and in full denial about how his behavior is affecting the people who love him. I think this episode may have had more bleeps that any other in the history of Intervention. Man is he a scary dude when he’s high. On spice. WTF, SPICE? Is he just doing it instead of actual weed because it doesn’t show up on piss tests?  I loved the follow up, and I will remember this quote forever: “When I look in the mirror I see a loser; a loser trying to convince himself he’s a winner.” That gave me chills for some reason.

Official Synopsis: A talented singer-songwriter, Bryceton’s addicton to alcohol and spice (synthetic marijuana) is completely out of control. His wife struggles to raise their son while coping with Bryceton’s erratic behavior, but she’s fighting a losing battle.

Original Air Date: May 2015
Interventionist: Jeff (JVV!)

Categories: Alcohol, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Jeff, Mental Problems, Most Mentally Compromised Addicts, Season 14, Spice (Synthetic Marijuana)

Discussion

21 Responses to “Episode 192: Bryceton”

  1. Anyone else notice the confederate “The South Will Rise Again” flag at his friends’ place? #awkward

    Posted by X | May 10, 2015, 7:26 pm
  2. OMG the Hubert update!!! Tears…

    Posted by Kat R. | May 10, 2015, 7:29 pm
  3. That WAS a ride. One minute I was crying with him and the next minute I couldn’t stand him. Glad he got help. I really loved how they integrated his music into the first part of the episode. Great follow up, JVV seemed to really genuinely like him, which made me smile.

    Posted by Kat R. | May 10, 2015, 8:34 pm
  4. How are.things going Bryceton? I’m.proud of you. I have an opiate addiction and a 7 year old daigher, how.do I get help like you?

    Posted by Dave Prive | May 10, 2015, 11:13 pm
    • There are so many ways you can get help and start your own journey into sobriety. Contact me if you would like to take the first step towards a new life! You deserve it!

      Posted by Ryan | May 31, 2015, 6:37 pm
  5. Congratulations Briceton for going to treatment! I have over 25 years sober in the program my life is changed so much for the better it is truly a miracle. I wish exactly the same for you and peace and love for your family. You did the right thing stay sober go to meetings never look back.

    Posted by Christopher | May 11, 2015, 12:13 am
  6. He’s one of those tortured souls. It’s what makes his music so good. I’m interested in knowing more about spice and its effects as I’ve not seen it before.

    Posted by lisa | May 12, 2015, 7:08 am
  7. I really liked this guy even in the moments he was off the rails. He’s got a compelling personality that makes me want him to get better that much more. I felt for his wife. She looked so drawn and tired. And classic JVV…love him so much.

    Posted by Crystal | May 12, 2015, 10:35 am
  8. Yes! I love this guy! Bryceton, please don’t ever give up on sobriety. You are incredibly lovable and have wonderful things to share.

    Posted by Shoshana | May 28, 2015, 11:09 pm
  9. Really rooting for you, Bryceton. You seem extremely talented and funny as hell. Even though addiction strained your relationships, it was obvious that you love your wife and family deeply. Praying that you continue to stay sober and writing and performing. You have do much to offer this world!

    Posted by Jo | May 30, 2015, 1:11 pm
  10. To answer your original question in the post, (one of) the reason(s) people do Spice or K2, is because it will not show up on a standard drug test. I am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and I know that MOST drug tests that facilities use (whether it be residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, counseling, probation/parole, doctors offices, employer, and the ones you can buy over the counter) definitely do NOT test for Spice, and the special test that is specifically for Spice is VERY expensive. Any time you are testing for something out of the ordinary it will cost more because you will need an addiction test. For example. there has been a recent spike of Fentanyl being in the heroin around where I work so we’ve had to order special tests JUST for Fentanyl, and those are about 32 dollars extra, per test. I’m not sure how much the test for Spice is but I DO know that it is very expensive, due to the fact that Spice is a pretty new substance, abuse wise, so the few companies that make a drug test for it can pretty much charge whatever they damn well feel like!

    Phew, sorry about the novel that I just wrote to answer your one question. Now I’m going to watch this episode because you’ve got me intrigued!

    Posted by Amy | June 1, 2015, 10:37 pm
    • Tests for spice cost around $100 each

      Posted by Michelle walls | June 4, 2015, 7:31 am
    • Thanks for the info. Money is the factor people tend to forget when they think about treatment, monitoring, etc. Most of the people I have known who went for inpatient treatment did not have the money or insurance to go to the seaside resorts featured on the show! – not to minimize the work they are doing.

      I wish you well in your important work.

      Posted by COMMENTER | June 9, 2015, 11:02 am
  11. Me and my boyfriend, Jonathon, instantly felt a very close connection with Bryceton. He seemed so much like us, even though we don’t drink..We were addicted to spice or K2 for about 5 years. So we’ve smoked pretty much every different kind imaginable. You wouldn’t believe how much the chemicals and ingredients are being altered in each batch, just so they can get around the laws. When you buy a bag, you have no clue what you’re getting, you mind as well being playing russian-roulette. I’ve had tons of seizures and unexplained episodes where I seem like I was possessed with some type of evil, demon-like entity. And the whole time it was going on, I couldn’t see anything but black, I couldn’t speak, I was only able hearing my boyfriend crying and pleading for me to come out of it and I remember hearing him pleading with whatever dark entity that was possessing me, to leave my body. The whole time, all I could hear was his voice, I had lost all motor functions, no matter how hard I tried, couldn’t speak at all, I couldn’t see anything but black. It was the worst experience of my life. My boyfriend eventually threw me into the bathtub and showered me in freezing cold water. He was trying his best to get me to snap out of it. Thank God, after being in this condition for over a hour, I finally came back to myself. It felt like what I would imagine being in a coma would feel like, having no control over my own body, no sight, no voice, nothing. Only thing I had left was the complete darkness, my own thoughts and the awful sound of my boyfriend’s scared, terrified voice, pleading with God to bring me back…And after all that, it wasn’t even ten minutes later after I came to, that I wanted to hit the bowl again..I truly believe that it’s 100% pure evil and that it does PERMANENT damage to the brain, that isn’t reversible. I’m just so thankful that we don’t do it anymore..

    P.S. PLEASE, PLEASE do an update on Bryceton and how he’s currently doing..

    Thank you,
    Vanity Greene

    Posted by Vanity Greene | June 10, 2015, 1:45 am
  12. And this stuff is legal?

    Posted by Alana | June 11, 2015, 7:29 pm
    • Not so much “legal” as it is harder to test for than regular weed. Personally I wish they wouldn’t refer to SPICE as synthetic marijuana because it’s nothing like it. Its more like smoking potpourri, but with even more chemicals. SPICE is scary because some people have no reaction, while others have some of the most intense highs ever.

      Posted by Ash | March 13, 2016, 12:02 am
  13. I had never heard of the stuff he was taking before this episode aired. I hope for the best for him and his family.

    Posted by Jimmie | June 21, 2015, 3:56 am
  14. This is one of the first episodes I’ve ever seen. I’d like to know how Bryceton is doing now! I could relate a lot to him even though I have different drug of choice the underlying mental health issues he has and sexual trauma he went through are very similar to me.

    Posted by Nicole | March 13, 2016, 4:41 pm
  15. … What episode and addict are you people talking about? Sounds like a great guy, but I have no clue who it is, since this episode is about Bryceton, and speaking as someone who has struggled with chronic pain and substance abuse myself, I can still say Bryceton is the BIGGEST asshole I have ever seen on Intervention … or any other reality tv show for that matter. Kudos to him for turning his life around by the end of the episode, but my God that’s as bad as self-pity, codependency and addiction gets. He’s in complete denial about his addiction, he’s in complete denial about the fact that it does have an impact on his family (DUH), he’s not only in complete denial about being a good husband or father, he’s a total asshole about it, LAUGHING at the people who love him and treating them like utter shit. If he was my brother and talked the way he does to me in my house, I would have tossed him out of it, and broken his jaw if he kept running his mouth. You cannot save people who do NOT want to be saved.

    Expecting a constant Spice user to be rational enough to accept an intervention alone was a tremendous act of faith. I was AMAZED he did a 180 when he realized he was going to go to jail, but I still think he accepted the intervention mainly because it would mean being locked up and going through withdrawal in jail. Maybe these things are not important in the long run, but call a duck a duck, don’t sing their praises.

    Posted by Derek | November 29, 2016, 9:06 pm
  16. Your seasons and episodes are wrong. Just letting you know.

    Posted by Kandy | June 21, 2017, 7:17 am

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