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Clint (Intervention Canada)

Season 17, Episode 4

Clint
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
Interventionist:
Jesse

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

Discussion

27 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
  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
  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
  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
    • 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
  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
  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

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