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Epsidoe 202: Carrie

Season 14, Episode 13


Age: 20
Location: Arlington, Washington
Addiction: Heroin

What’s Memorable: The room she squats in, how she started doing drugs because she lost a boxing match.

Official Synopsis: Carrie was a yong boxer with a shot at going pro, but losing an important fight triggered the trauma of being deserted by her father and she turned to drugs to cope. Now Carrie’s boxing career is on hold, she’s living on the streets and hustling for her next fix.

Original Air Date: August 2015
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Athletic/Competition Career End, Heroin, Jeff, Season 14


18 Responses to “Epsidoe 202: Carrie”

  1. Hope she’s staying clean. And away from the boyfriend. Glad they went back to a one person episode but it still felt rushed to me and missing things. Not like the old intervention. I miss the old episodes where we got more of the story.

    Posted by Marissa Robyn | August 24, 2015, 7:39 am
  2. Something about this episode felt so off. Contrived. I don’t know. She turns to heroin after losing one fight, and believes it’s made out of sugar and tobacco? What?

    I tried, but I just couldn’t get invested in Carrie’s story.

    Posted by Kim | August 24, 2015, 9:14 am
    • Yeah, she was obviously lying about that, at least to herself, and it did seem like something was missing from her story. Maybe just mental illness.

      Posted by Susan | August 25, 2015, 9:35 am
    • It sounds like she was troubled with some mental issues before she she got into boxing. She lost her first two fights (not just one)so it sounds like she was using boxing to mask the issues that she was dealing with. I guess when she lost the fights, she also lost all of her ambition. we definitely didn’t get the whole story.

      Posted by Sadie | June 11, 2018, 4:23 pm
  3. Did anyone notice that Carrie was very concerned about crossing the street, yet she is a heroine user?
    Also not sure If I can broach this nicely But did anyone look at carrie’s mom and sister and wonder if addiction ran in the family?

    Posted by renee872 | August 25, 2015, 1:39 pm
  4. Hm. So I am not the only one who wasn’t drawn to this episdode. It was very hard for me to get invested.

    Posted by Brittany | August 29, 2015, 10:02 pm
  5. I hope she is fine I wish I could know bc she was bad

    Posted by Claire | October 22, 2015, 4:35 pm
  6. I found myself pretty invested in this episode actually. Epsecially the coach was pretty A+. I feel like Carrie suffers from mental issues. I’m surprised people are so judgemental about her, I think that just because she is really plain people are biased against her. No I didn’t find the mother to be overly dramatic at all. Carrie is just extremely plain and tom boyish even. People we see such a small part of someone’s life on these shows, don’t judge so harshly. Maybe she was also not very “soft” and feminine. I don’t know why poeple didn’t like her that much. I was so happy to see she went back to rehab for a month after she relapsed000she should have gone to a a sober living house though.

    Posted by Dhalia | May 14, 2016, 11:46 am
  7. People don’t understand boxing is a very emotional sport. I boxed briefly and can tell you its emotionally draining. Most boxers have some sort of eternal pain or something to prove to others or themselves. Carrie if your reading this hang in there.

    Posted by Cas | June 3, 2016, 1:00 am
  8. I absolutely got invested in Carrie. Her waiting at the window for her dad to return was heartbreaking, and you can see that fear of abandonment in every decision she makes. And that coach tearing up as he talks about her in his gym? Devastating. I love Carrie and I’m behind her 100%.

    Posted by Alice | July 9, 2016, 7:46 am
  9. I blame the Mom and Non-existent dad. The half-sister and her stepdad didn’t help. Nobody understands why someone in that situation would want to take an opiate to block all emotion in that household, or in what I assume is an area with limited economic opportunity?

    Posted by jon | February 21, 2017, 5:20 pm
  10. My pvr cut off the last 2 mins (ugh) can anyone tell me the update? Thanks in advance!

    Posted by Sarah | February 21, 2017, 6:58 pm
  11. i found her facebook. according to a february post, she’d been clean for 18 months. if she still is today, she’ll have 22 months clean. she also had a daughter. hope she’s doing good. i liked her.


    Posted by Brooke | July 5, 2019, 1:04 pm
  12. Still looks like she is clean! You go girl. You are an inspiration

    Posted by Plain old Emily | April 15, 2020, 7:27 pm

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