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Clint (Intervention Canada)

Season 17, Episode 4

Age: 36
Location: Missisauga, Ontario, Canada
Addiction: Meth, Fentanyl

What’s Memorable: The deeply disturbing way Clint behaves when he’s high. You know those crazy videos of people acting psychotic on frakka or bath salts? He’s like that. I’ve never seen anyone act this way on the drugs he does. I wonder if his untreated ADHD contributes somehow?

Official Synopsis: Clint, 36, was raised in a tight-knit, middle-class family. His parents expected success for their four children who were all precocious and engaged in school. But in high school, when his siblings had gone off to college, Clint fell in with the wrong crowd and began to struggle. The only graduation he would see was to a life controlled by crystal meth and opioids. At a loss as to where it all went wrong, Clint’s parents have seen their son’s excesses progress to crazy and dangerous levels. Without an intervention, they know he will die.

Date Aired:  August 2017

Categories: Fentanyl, Intervention Canada Episodes, Mental Problems, Meth, Season 17


59 Responses to “Clint (Intervention Canada)”

  1. Thx for heads up

    Posted by Dewey | August 21, 2017, 1:24 pm
    • I wonder if he didn’t know he was using meth(both appear same–white powder) and very common to meth are paranoias, skin itching/crawling etc(I have mental illness and have used meth and have become paranoid, visual and auditory hallucinations, skin itchiness/feel like bugs biting etc). Also, if obtained from dealer calling it heroin God knows what it may have been cut with??

      Posted by Emmy | September 13, 2017, 10:13 am
      • Exactly what i was thinking. Maybe he really thinks its fentanol but god knows what the dealers are giving him. If hes messed up enough they know they can get away with it. Im even wondering if flakkas involved here?

        Posted by Lisa | October 4, 2017, 6:53 am
    • Does anyone know if Clint is still alive?

      Posted by Janice | March 14, 2019, 7:52 pm
    • Praying he is doing well and clean. I came to Google if he returned after his initial relapse. Addiction is so hard to deal with and from experience loving many addicts. When they realize in a clear head how much they are actually loved, is the absolute most dangerous time. I have many addicts I have loved and lost and many I will never give up on. Everyone is with saving!!!

      Posted by Stephanie | March 30, 2019, 12:49 am
  2. Weird how he mentioned meth and opiates but I didn’t see him do meth once. I only saw him do Fentanyl.

    Anyway, this episode was absolutely insane. Very sad.

    Posted by Brooke | August 21, 2017, 6:59 pm
  3. What a beautiful family. So sad – there are no words. God Bless.

    Posted by Ken | August 21, 2017, 7:07 pm
  4. I genuinely fear for the guy. He honestly seemed likable during his rare moments of clarity, but wow does the stuff have a real stranglehold on him.

    Posted by Kei | August 21, 2017, 7:12 pm
  5. What city is Clint from?

    Posted by Rudy | August 21, 2017, 11:12 pm
  6. This episode was SO very disturbing. Wonder why they didn’t give a location and it sounded like his family was either Jamaican or Nigerian?

    Posted by DeNanner | August 22, 2017, 7:10 am
  7. A small number of people become paranoid and experience hallucinations and skin crawling sensations when they are under the influence of opiates. That’s the effect they have on certain people, and Clint is obviously one of them. That explains the behaviour in his bedroom and in the public restroom.

    It’s unfortunate that Clint was not ready to get sober and didn’t complete treatment. Hopefully his family will hold their bottom lines because that’ll be the key to him finally hitting bottom and committing himself to recovery. As Jeff Van Vonderen always says, when an addict gets to use but the people around him have to suffer the pain and consequences, an addict will have no motivation to get sober. He won’t take responsibility for his problem unless the problem is 100% his own.

    I hope we’ll be seeing a lot more of that new interventionist Jesse in the future…<3 <3 <3 he's gorgeous 😀

    Posted by Janelle | August 22, 2017, 9:17 am
    • Yeah one time I was prescribed Percocet after surgery and it made me hallucinate (I saw spiders). I’m in recovery but opiates were not my drug of choice.

      Posted by Anna | February 5, 2018, 6:06 am
      • My grandfather was given Darvon (IV style) and it hit him like you – hallucinations. It’s freaky to see a 90 year old guy try to climb out a window. I don’t know if it affected him that way because of his advanced age, or if it would have done that at ANY stage. Scary stuff.

        Posted by Sue Ellen Hegstrom | September 10, 2018, 7:32 am
  8. Where’s Candy & Jeff? Are they going to use the old timers anymore ????

    Posted by Dewey | August 22, 2017, 9:58 am
  9. Of course you are correct but usa episodes have had Sylvia doing them. I like Syl but I also love Candy and Jeff????‍♀️????

    Posted by Dewey | August 22, 2017, 11:00 am
    • I like all of them except that Maureen chick in some of the Canadian episodes. She seems WAY too smug for my taste. Change my mind, people…

      Posted by Sue Ellen Hegstrom | September 10, 2018, 7:33 am
      • I agree, Maureen can be hit or miss. But I saw an episode last night when the addict left the intervention to have a cigarette and had accidentally dropped a needle in the room beside his sister’s foot. He felt so guilty and broke down in tears, and Maureen comforted him and said “you’re not bad; you’re sick.” It was a powerful, poignant moment and he really needed to hear that.

        Posted by Rob | August 28, 2020, 2:36 am
  10. This episode seriously upset me. Such a gentle by nature soul lost. I need any and all updates on this man. Is he just wandering the streets like this now? Since his family “rarely sees him” anymore? I’ve spent all afternoon googling and trying to find out what happened to this man and an not find anything.

    Posted by Jess | August 23, 2017, 3:37 pm
  11. Sad to say this but I knew all along he is beyond saving. After 10 years of that kind of addiction it would have been a miracle if he cleans up.

    My hope was/is, that his family can shut him out and live their lives because they seem such great people and his sister has a kid/family now…

    Posted by K. | August 24, 2017, 12:56 am
    • K, I beg to disagree. Very few addicts are “beyond saving.” The only ones that can’t be rehabilitated are the ones with a severe personality disorder which prevents them from acknowledging their fallibility and taking ownership of their problem (e.g. Gamblin’ Gabe and Ryan from Season 3).

      There is hope for Clint. He just wasn’t ready to get sober when his episode aired. Maybe he is now or will be soon.

      Posted by Janelle | August 25, 2017, 2:53 pm
      • I agree totally. Both that he is not beyond saving and that underlying psychological disorders block the potential (ie: Criste from season 2). He is definitely not beyond saving. I think his natural intelligence alone makes it a possibility. It is daunting, given that he had years to develop the habit in in a stable living environment before having to face the drug life.

        Posted by Ron Manning | November 17, 2020, 12:50 am
    • Never Ever too late! my husband is living proof.

      Posted by jacinda | September 12, 2017, 10:59 am
  12. I hate to see such a genuine family suffer this much, but i feel this was a little too late as many would say. But what touched me the most was how sensitive the new interventionist was. Literally warmed my heart to see him hold his hand on Clint’s first plane ride (which from personal experience is terrifying, as mine was at the age of 22). I really good that Clint can find peace,as well as the family. Btw, love that the sis has the right spelling on her name (little joke)

    Posted by Rae | August 24, 2017, 2:15 am
  13. I have watched every single episode of Intervention, am in recovery myself, and am half-way through an Addiction Counsellor credential. And, with all that, I have never seen someone react to opiates like Clint did. It’s hard to shock me, but Clint succeeded. There’s clearly a lovely spirit inside of that very sick man, but as the woman at the treatment center said, “unfortunately, the addict won.”

    My heart goes out to his beautiful family; it’s a nasty, horrible disease for sure. It sounds like they’ve held their line. Good for them.

    On another note, new interventionist, Jesse! I like him very much & hope to see more of him! I really appreciated his calm and compassion, especially holding Clint’s hand on the airplane.

    Posted by LisaM | August 24, 2017, 5:25 pm
    • First of all, kudos to whoever said IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET CLEAN! I was absolutely horrified how Clint reacted when he got high. I’m in recovery myself and have 28 years of an awful opiate addiction & NOTHING anyone could ever tell me would convince me that the drug Clint did time & time again was an opiate of any kind..period.

      Posted by Suzanne | November 12, 2017, 9:20 pm
  14. I missed the ending of this episode.. so, did Clint leave treatment? Is he homeless? Is there a follow-up episode?

    Posted by Juanita | August 26, 2017, 11:09 am
    • Yes he left treatment after 32 days I believe it said. His family rarely sees him it said. That’s how it ended. I would love a follow up. I hope he is alright. I really felt for him.

      Posted by Jess | August 28, 2017, 10:29 am
      • Just saw and spoke to him a couple of weeks go….unfortunately still in the streets (same area, 10 & Dundas)….he is truely a lovely human being and it is very unfortunate that he is in such a bad place. Clint, I do hope our next encounter will be under different circumstances where you are in a better place. Till then, take care of yourself!

        Posted by marbug | December 24, 2017, 12:36 am
        • Has anything changed? Really hope Clint is doing better now. After all this time, this episode still haunts me. Any and all updates are welcome! Pls.

          Posted by JESS | May 13, 2018, 10:04 am
  15. As a mom of a kid with ADHD and on the spectrum, I believe Clint is on the spectrum. He needs a whole different kind of intervention. One that can help him process his thoughts. The kicking in the air was part of my sons stemming behavior. He could not feel his body in space. Clint absolutely reminded me of this when he was high.

    It has taken nearly 11 years of therapy to help my son. And each year brings on new challenges. I’m hoping the right person saw that episode and can help.

    Obviously, this is just my opinion.

    Posted by HRBrand | August 26, 2017, 10:55 pm
  16. It doesn’t bother me that they show episodes of Intervention Canada, but the way they are being deceiving about it I don’t like

    Posted by Christopher | August 27, 2017, 12:33 am
  17. Wow opiates don’t do that you nodd off

    Posted by Scott | October 4, 2017, 6:01 am
  18. A&E recently came out with an unreleased scene from his episode where he exhibited the skin crawling behavior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr63oISBJfI

    For whatever it’s worth, A&E attributed his behavior to “meth mites” as opposed to opioids.

    Posted by Kei | October 5, 2017, 5:41 pm
  19. what bothered me the most is how he’s using State assistance to get high off of there are clearly people who really need that need assistance and they don’t get it. how in the world did they just by giving a drug addict money to buy drugs?

    Posted by Kristy Van Veen | November 4, 2017, 11:53 am
  20. I really liked this guy, I hope that one day we’ll see an update that says he’s doing well! Fingers crossed for him and his family

    Posted by P | December 9, 2017, 12:29 am
  21. Clint! Are you still around?!

    Posted by JESS | May 13, 2018, 10:22 am
  22. He was on opiates. Fentanyl makes you act like that, look it up on YouTube. A big part of the high is “confusion”.

    Posted by A | May 26, 2018, 5:43 am
  23. His sister died within the last couple years. RIP Rachel

    Posted by Whit | July 2, 2018, 6:22 pm
  24. If his sister really did die, can someone post a link to a death notice or something?

    Posted by ShayLee | August 8, 2018, 12:35 am
    • It’s on his mother’s FB page. His mother has the same last name as Clint (I’m having a brain fart on remembering her first name right now). If you go through her account you will see it.

      Posted by Kitty Katt | August 8, 2018, 9:40 am
  25. The sister who passed was not the one featured in the show, that was Rachel. The one who passed was Tanisha and she chose not to participate in the documentary.

    Posted by Mandy S | September 10, 2018, 6:49 am
  26. My boyfriend and my best friend used to act exactly like Clint on opiates only. It was really weird when I first saw that because I had only ever seen people nod off, be very relaxed, etc. You definitely don’t need to do stimulants to act like that. I’ve seen it first hand. When I saw this episode I was like omg! Another person in the world acts like that! So crazy.

    Posted by Siouxsie | September 26, 2018, 10:28 am
    • I think it has to be a cross-reaction or paradox or something (where the meds do the opposite effect than usual). I feel for the guy…has anyone else seen that he commented twice? Hi Clint! Hope you’re well…hang in there!

      Posted by Sue Ellen Hegstrom | October 10, 2018, 10:15 am
  27. As someone on the spectrum, I feel like he’s probably autistic. Which is a shame because before I was diagnosed I could relate to being the black sheep and feeling unable to succeed/focus and not understanding why. I wish there were facilities that specifically helped people on the spectrum/ADHD/ADD because our brains are wired so differently and we need unique treatment plans and therapy. Wonder how he’s doing today…He’s a very sweet guy.

    Posted by Caroline | March 11, 2019, 9:01 pm

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