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Episode 216: Robert

Season 15, Episode 16

Intervention Robert

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

Categories: Addicted Parent, Crack, Death of Loved One, Donna, Season 15

Discussion

11 Responses to “Episode 216: Robert”

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

    Posted by Kristy | August 3, 2016, 5:55 am
  2. 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?

    Posted by A. | August 3, 2016, 1:14 pm
  3. 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.

    Posted by KJ | August 4, 2016, 12:18 pm
  4. 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.

    Posted by April | August 4, 2016, 5:38 pm
  5. He is actually from Lamar, South Carolina not Dakota

    Posted by Nicole | August 4, 2016, 10:00 pm
  6. 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.

    Posted by Monte | August 7, 2016, 6:14 pm
    • Did you just write that to troll because it is one of the most profoundly ridiculous posts I have ever wasted the time to read . Prepare for the list of idiotic things you wrote to be pointed out .
      1. *He is the 1% and the rich are addicts . (Do even know what the real 1% is and why you are wrong. Poverty also can cause addiction ).
      2.* He will only work to have something to do. ( pretty sure he also worked to help support his family ).
      3.* He essentially is obligated to employee other people and needs to think about providing jobs for others ( um, no that really will not help as he is only responsible for his wife , child and self. As an addict extra responsibility to strangers is the last thing he needs .)
      4. * Not working helps sobtiety because you hang out with successful addicts but you think he won’t work and because he doesn’t work relapse will happen ( the contradiction of that is rediculous ).
      5 * Property owners don’t go to meetings ( where is that statistic)
      Too many to list but please don’t ever be a sober coach , sponsor or work in the addtion industry . You might mean well but you have no idea .

      Posted by marcy lily | November 5, 2016, 2:43 am
  7. Can you read?
    When you quote me copy and paste and put what I wrote in quotation marks.
    Marcy where you been?
    That was months ago.
    Constructive debate is one thing-but you just out right want to fight. I’m in. No I don’t “troll”-what ever that means-I’m assuming it means I surf the net looking for a fight. Um no. Actually have a life.
    You mis quoted much of what I said.
    I did not say all 1% are addicts.
    No-the man doesn’t have to work.
    That was obvious in the episode. And there are a lot of people in our society who have that opportunity. However-not many recovering addicts have that opportunity. Because they sell everything for drugs.
    Ugh forget it-you’ll never understand because you don’t know what it’s like to be blessed and have to fight the demons in your head.
    If your an addict though I do wish you sober times ahead.
    Even though odds are against us.

    Posted by Badbackjim | November 5, 2016, 11:15 am

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