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Season 15, Episode 12

Robert

Age: 31
Location: Lamar, South Carolina
Addiction: Crack

Official Synopsis: Rob was already a successful business owner when he inherited over a million dollars and several valuable properties from his father. But after his father’s recent death, Rob, a former crack addict, picked up the pipe again after years of sobriety. In just 12 months, Rob has blown through 200k of his inheritance, has shut down his once thriving business, and now his wife and family fear for his life.

Date Aired:  July 2016
Interventionist:
Donna

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  1. Kristy

    Good episode and it didn’t seem rushed like some of the newer ones lately.

  2. A.

    He was so deep in the addiction, that I didn’t see any personality there, just a zombie begging for money. It was really uncomfortable to watch.
    I was also really mad at the mother ( I’m happy she wasn’t a part of this), I mean who does that to a child?! Giving him crack at 14?

    1. Jaime

      What right does she have to force her way of life on an innocent CHILD… What child deserves that?

  3. KJ

    He looked COMPLETELY different at the end! Fuller cheeks, healthy skin color, handsome. It’s incredibly scary how drugs can completely change facial structures. Hope he continues to do better for his children, family, and for himself. His mom robbed him of a decent childhood. He deserves to be happy & healthy and enjoy his life with his family.

  4. April

    I’m really pulling for Rob. I lost my mom very quickly as well and know how hard that is. Rob, man you have my utmost respect. I hope you keep going forward. I think your wife is one awesome woman. Did not care for the mother at all. She berated the fact that Robs wife had to control the money from properties. Sorry lady, your grandkids need food, shelter, diapers etc. I’m pretty sure she took her check to the dope man instead of paying her light bill.

  5. Nicole

    He is actually from Lamar, South Carolina not Dakota

  6. Monte

    Odds are against him being clean as he has access to $.

    I get that when he’s clean he’s ambitious and works hard but reality is he doesn’t have to work due to the income from rental property.

    If he can find a drive to work at something say that tree business he’s got to do it for another reason other than $. And I think he has that ability. He’s obviously a business man and can work hard.
    He can make jobs for a lot people who otherwise might have a hard time finding work. As a successful business owner you have to think about jobs you are creating. People depend on you.
    But now he has the option to watch tv all day.
    He’ll his wife will get him water.

    Who reading this goes to work to have something to do?
    I’m not saying he can’t ever be sober – but it is way tougher when you have $. For example – you think he’s gonna find a sponsor that doesn’t have to work? I mean he’s of the 1% of our society.
    So really he needs to give all that property to me!!!!!

    I see a lot of my self in Robert.
    I’m clean and sober today – but like I’m the only person in my group that doesn’t get up everyday and go to work. So I have to be friends with successful addicts/alcoholics.
    Not many rental property landlords in meetings you know?
    Thank God there are those people in my area.
    No $ doeesnt make you happy it’s truer than people realize, but it’s pretty fuckin miserable when you have no electricity no cable tv and can’t go to the grocery store. He will never or should never have that problem. Y’all get it.

    1. marcy lily

      Addiction idustry , Mea Culpa

  7. BEA PEA

    Oh man he looked so much better when he was healthy! Sad to hear he’s slipped back into old ways. He seemed to be doing so well in treatment, though his eyes looked sad and haunted. Maybe he just needs to get out of Lamar and a fresh start somewhere new.

  8. Sean

    Was pulling for the guy and he has swindled it all away. Sad sad sad story.

    1. Eric

      I just watched this episode with my wife and I told her that I had no doubt he was going to get clean because he thrives when he has a controlled regimented schedule, I military school, jail, etc. It’s when he is left on his own without an authority figure to manage him that he falls back into his old habits. It is sad.

  9. JadeNZer

    Wonder how he/they are today, found them on fb but nothing much to be seen.

  10. Lord

    I gave Rob a Roof over his head, put Food in his belly and Board Shorts on his Body. The guy was a total positive and full of Good Living. It did not last. Rob. Are you alright? Do you know who this is?

  11. Tucker

    looks as if he’s doing a tad bit better than before. superficially at least. https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001842356555

  12. Lexie

    https://www.wmbfnews.com/2019/09/12/sheriff-lengthy-investigation-leads-drug-arrests-darlington-county/

    Just rewatched his episode. As a parent myself and a former cocaine addict the episodes where parents use drugs around their children and neglect them break my heart the most. I was really rooting for this guy and his beautiful family.

    Last I’ve seen he and his girlfriend are both in jail? Neither have posted on fb since around the date they were arrested that I can tell, so I’m assuming this huge drug bust put the nail in the coffin for Rob. Sad to see but I hope his ex wife and children are moving on and happy now without all the
    chaos.

    Selling large quantities of narcotics and having a gun in the home with children. What a nightmare.

  13. Lexie

    Came back to add they were actually arrested again with a large amount of meth on them in October shortly after being released from their arrest in may. 2019.

    1. Xlio

      Makes me wonder if his girlfriend was using the whole time.

  14. Nicole

    His girlfriend since about 2017 is april … robert and april have been arrested for some big time charges In 2019 & 2020 (link was previously commented) if you search april’s name, she was arrested sometime in 2017 with another man (maybe an ex ) who is a felon. She sounds like she was mixed up in some bad choices before she met robert and unfortunately now they both are, together. Wishing them hope for health and recovery