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Episode 72: Jenny

Season 5, Episode 12

 

Jenny
Age: 32
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Addiction:  Heroin, Meth

(Guest Post by Stefan) What’s Memorable: This episode illustrated the concept of Patriarchal Blessing in the Mormon Church, which was something I was unfamiliar with. It was a breath of fresh air to have such a religious family be as supportive/understanding of an addicted family member as Jenny’s was (it’s something I feel like isn’t so common on this show). Also, her shooting up and nodding off while giving a haircut was disturbing.

Official Synopsis:  Jenny, 32, is a talented hairstylist from a close-knit Mormon family. When a diagnosis of endometriosis crushes her dreams of having a family, she turns to prescription drugs. Her addiction quickly escalates to IV heroin and meth use.

Date Aired: September 2008
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Candy, Heroin, Meth, Religious Family, Season 5

Discussion

11 Responses to “Episode 72: Jenny”

  1. If I’m not mistaken, Jenny was from Twin Falls, Idaho, not Utah.

    Posted by Janelle | August 7, 2018, 8:15 am
  2. Wow I’ve never heard any references or anyone talk about this episode before. That’s cool we found it.

    Posted by Andy | August 7, 2018, 8:51 am
  3. Dizzy, it you could please change the date aired from March 2005 to September 2008 that would be great. Thanks!

    Posted by Stefan | August 8, 2018, 11:11 am
  4. How’s her kid? I heard she had a baby after the show? Is she doing okay too?

    Posted by Andy | August 9, 2018, 9:08 pm

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