Post-Intervention Deaths

It’s always shocking to find out one of the addicts profiled has died, usually as a result of their addiction. It shouldn’t be so shocking given that they were in such bad shape that their families felt like the would die without a televised intervention, but still, it is. Maybe it’s because we come to feel like we know them over an hour (I know that’s not possible, but it still feels that way) and we have hope that there will be a happy ending to their story, not a tragic one.

My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people who have passed on since their intervention. Please know that there are many people out here that became emotionally invested in your story and are deeply sympathetic to the pain that addiction has caused in your lives. We are terribly sorry for your loss.

Bret Cansler

Episode 93. Season 7, Episode 7
Addiction: Alcohol
Died after successful treatment at 105 days sober
Cause of death: Esophageal cancer
Death revealed on first airing, June 2009

Lawrence Ryan
Episode 59. Season 4, Episode 9
Addiction: Alcohol
Cause of death: Esophageal bleeding as a result of cirrhosis of the liver.

Chris Brady
Episode 82. Season 6, Episode 10
Addiction: Alcohol
Cause of death: Suicide while under the influence of alcohol
Interview with Shawn in The Advocate

Sandra (Sandy) Saunders
Episode 84. Season 6, Episode 13
Addiction: Alcohol
Completed treatment, sober 19 months before passing away in June 2011.
Cause of death: Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Sandy’s obituary

Dillon Brewer

Episode 40. Season 3, Episode 6
Addiction: Meth
Left after 31 days of treatment, claimed to be sober
Cause of death: Suicide

Austin A. Powers
Episode 129. Season 10 Episode 3
Addiction: Alcohol
Left treatment after 2 months, claimed to be sober
Cause of death: Heroin overdose
Article 1
Article 2

Mike Fisher

Episode 70. Season 4 (Missing episode)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Completed treatment and was on medication for OCD until he couldn’t afford it any longer.
Died September 7, 2010
Cause of death: Unconfirmed but suspected suicide

Jackie Wooten
Episode 108. Season 7 Episode 7
Addiction: Alcohol
Died January 10, 2013
Cause of death: Unconfirmed

John Tyrell
Episode 57. Season 4
Addiction: Alcohol, hallucinogens
Died January 7, 2013
Cause of death: Suicide

Sean Messina

Episode 184. Season 11, Episode 11
Addiction: Alcohol
Died January 4, 2014
Cause of death: Liver failure
Facebook page

Megan Wood

Episode 145. Season 10, Episode 5
Addiction: Opiates
Died February 9, 2014
Cause of death: Heroin overdose
Obituary, News Story

Sebastian Ramirez

Episode 97, Season 6
Addiction: Heroin
Died April 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack or stroke
Memorial Service Video

Charles Weimer

Episode 62, Season 4
Addiction: Heroin
Died March 10, 2014
Cause of Death: Overdose

John Carstens

Episode 76, Season 5
Died September 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
ObituaryMemorial Service Video

Nik Buckmaster

Episode 83, Season 5
Addiction: Heroin
Died November 29, 2014
Cause of Death: Surgery complications

Brooke Season 4 episode 3
Brooke Renee Boulter

Episode 53, Season 4
Addiction: Pain Medication
Died December 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Overdose

Ryan Bond

Episode 128, Season 8
Addiction: Alcohol
Died December 14, 2014
Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the liver

Laurie Moses-Roeseler

Episode 33, Season 2
Addiction: Pain killers
Died July 1, 2015
Cause of Death: Not made public

Lauren Rae Buscher

Episode 34, Season 2
Addiction: Heroin
Died May 24, 2106
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

Brittany Intervention
Brittany Christine Howard

Episode 217, Season 15
Addiction: Heroin
Died August 20th, 2016
Cause of Death: Overdose
Funeral Expense Fundraiser

Jeffrey Karl James

Episode 150, Season 10
Addiction: Alcohol
Died November 17, 2016
Cause of Death: Kidney failure
Facebook Page

Megan Morgan Glass
Episode 15, Season 18 of (Originally an Intervention Canada episode)
Addiction: Inhalants
Died November 28, 2016
Cause of Death: Suicide
Funeral Announcement
Facebook page

Brian Intervention

Brian James Bellamore
Episode 4, Season 1
Addiction: Meth, sex
Died November 29th, 2016
Cause of Death: Medical error while being treated for an infection. His death was not related to his addiction.

Ziggi Tapp

Episode 9, Season 2 of Intervention Canada
Addiction: GHB, Meth
Died December 12, 2016
Cause of Death: Fentanyl overdose
Facebook page

Ben Lowe

Episode 55, Season 4
Addiction: DXM
Died December 21, 2016
Cause of Death: Not made public
Facebook Page

Derek Muzyka
Episode 67, Season 5
Addiction: Alcohol
Died December 30, 2016
Cause of Death: Car accident. Sobriety unknown

Karissa Hilts
Episode 209, Season 12
Addiction: Heroin
Died March 8, 2017
Cause of Death: Car accident. She was sober.
News story

Joshua Turek
Episode 201, Season 14
Addiction: Heroin, Alcohol
Died March 23. 2017
Cause of Death: Overdose

Eric McDonnell
Episode 184, Season 13
Addiction: Heroin
Died August 19, 2017
Cause of Death:  Overdose

Robby (Robyn) Stoneburg
Intervention Canada
Episode 9, Season 16
Addiction: Alcohol
Died November 7th, 2017
Cause of Death: Cancer (unconfirmed)
Death Notice

Taylor Nichole Bittler
Season 18 – The Heroin Triangle
Addiction: Heroin
Died January 22, 2018
Cause of Death: Acute Asthmatic Asphyxiation
Sister’s video about the Intervention experience and Taylor’s death

Betsy ‘Bets’ Bender
Season 2, Episode 17
Addiction: Alcohol
Died August 8, 2018
Cause of Death: Breast Cancer

Vanessa Marquez
Season 1, Episode 2
Addiction: Shopping, agoraphobia
Died August 30, 2018
Cause of Death: Shot by police officer during welfare check
News Story

Joe Spina
Season 8, Episode 7
Addiction: Heroin, Self-Asphyxiation
Died September 1, 2018
Cause of Death: Traumatic Brain Injury
Father’s Facebook posts here and here

Richard Bridgers
Season 7, Episode 17
Addiction: Crack
Died October 23, 2018
Cause of Death: Unconfirmed

Lindsay Devoe
Season 2, Episode 4 of Intervention Canada
Addiction: Oxycontin
Died October 2018
Cause of Death: Overdose (heroin laced with fentanyl)
News article
GoFundMe Fundraiser

Rocky Lockridge
Season 7, Episode 13
Addiction: Crack
Died February 7, 2019
Cause of Death: Stroke complications
News Story

Corinne Renee Stumborg
Season 2, Episode 1
Addiction: Heroin
Died March 19, 2019
Cause of Death: Unconfirmed but based on her sister’s FB post it sounds like it was addiction-related.
Funeral Notice

Ryan Luken
Season 15, Episode 15 of Intervention, Season 3 Episode 1 of Intervention Canada
Addiction: Crack, alcohol
Died June 30, 2019
Here is his obituary
Cause of Death: Unconfirmed

Conrad Dubois
Season 15 Episode 20 of Intervention, Season 1 Episode 6 of Intervention Canada
Addiction: Oxycontin
Died July 13, 2019
Here is his obituary
Cause of Death: Unconfirmed

Brittany Loren Ross
Season 5, Episode 5
Addiction: Dilaudid
Died Sept 9, 2019
Cause of Death: Unconfirmed

Zachary Reeves
Season 18 The Heroin Triangle
Addiction: Heroin
Died April 16, 2020
Cause of Death: Heroin Overdose
Dad’s Facebook post

Courtney Renee Ball
Season 11, Episode 10
Addiction: Heroin
Died May 12, 2020
Cause of Death: Presumed Heroin Overdose
Memorial Notice

Skyler Patrick Russell
Season 11, Episode 8
Addiction: Bath Salts
Died October 16, 2020
Cause of Death: Brain infection and organ failure due to alcohol withdrawal

NOTES ON COMMENTING HERE: I no longer publish comments on this page asking for an update on someone.  This thread is for support, discussion and news about addicts who have passed away.  If you’d like to find out about how someone is doing, or you have information you’d like to share, please do a search of this site for that person (search bar in the top right on every page) and then read the comments on that person’s individual page – someone may have already provided an update. Also, I’ve started an open thread page for people who are suffering from addiction or struggling in recovery and are reaching out for help from this community.  Please visit that page if you’d like to offer your support and recovery wisdom.
Thanks everyone. – Dizzy


476 Responses to “Post-Intervention Deaths”

  1. Thank you so much for these updates even though it is so tragic. I wish all of the documentary participants knew how much my friends and I cry for them and want them to do well. My condolences to all the families.

    Posted by Lenae | January 31, 2012, 1:43 pm
    • i have to comment on the women whose daughters told her time and again the husband was abusing the little girls
      She looked the other way’
      She knew you can see it on her face the anger the girls made her lose her man
      the one girl huffed herself almost to death betrayed by the mother the dad and the dads family
      they let him off and he ran to egypt or some other country’
      I blame her more than the man

      Posted by sherry | June 28, 2015, 6:40 am
      • If you’re talking about Allison’s story, it wasn’t the husband who did it. It was a different member of the family. The guy who ran off to another country was the father, not the molester. The mother and father took the molester to trial, but the case was dismissed due to a supposed lack of evidence. Unbelievable. No wonder Allison huffed.

        Posted by Kimberly | September 2, 2015, 8:23 am
    • Suicide is an extreme decision based on temporary circumstances. But HOW MUCH PAIN N SUFFERING a person must feel to find suicide to be the BEST OPTION. My SOUL goes out to the victims n their families. Heartbreaking. I can ONLY IMAGINE the struggle behind that decision. The guilt, the pain, the misconception, the isolation….I’m so VERY SORRY in regard to them ALL. All my luv n prayers to them & their families.

      Posted by Rebeca Vasquez | August 31, 2015, 8:17 pm
      • Very well said =)

        Posted by seth | February 9, 2016, 8:54 pm
      • My God. I am so saddened. Soon will come a day that their is no help. No hope. And we all we cry out for death to take us. And death will not come. I after seeing this am forever changed. I would cry and cheer and clap with every seeming success story. Now, I won’t be able too because they all die. This world is not for the good. Not for the people who where their hearts on there sleeves. Only for the corrupted. The wealthy evil, the monsters who harm our children. We are not welcome, nor wanted. Pandemics, fake at that. Fake illness. Cold heartedness will rule the days. If I had known how bad this world would and will continue to get. I would not of brought precious children into it. What a horrible parent and mother I am for doing so. Its child abuse to bring a child into this world. I’m am forever changed by reading this. Hope is dead

        Posted by Broken | April 27, 2016, 9:16 am
        • All I have to say to this is WOW. So I’m a child abuser for having children ? You have a very skewed and sad look at a multitude of things . People having hope is what makes this world a better place . I feel very sorry for you and I hope you don’t push these beliefs on to your children . Telling them there is no hope in this world is what would make you a horrible mother. Not bringing them into it. Shame on you.

          Posted by Linsey | March 1, 2018, 11:39 am
        • I completely agree wtf right ? You just said all i am thinking – iwasnt sure there was anyone w the same mindset – truth be told our govt could stop these drugs and alcohol but never will !! I had my addictions and will til im dead …wether its hotdogs or coca. Cola !! It will be the death of me – no drugs anymore but i get addicted to everything like food or nicotine patches – i no longer smoke but am hooked on patch!- can fucking win

          Posted by Jeffrey S | March 20, 2018, 8:05 am
        • It is sad, but many of these people were elderly or died of natural causes unrelated to their addictions. There are many success stories from the show as well.

          It sounds like you might be suffering from depression or just in need of support. I have clinical depression myself so I recognize the negative, pessimistic thoughts a mile away. I hope you’re able to get some help. Things are neither all rose-colored nor all black but somewhere in the middle.

          Posted by CBDiva | August 16, 2018, 2:42 pm
        • Dear broken. I know someone That has power over evil has power over death even. Christ tells us to put our hope in him. If we believe in him and ask him to forgive our sins with a true heart he will revile himself. If all hope is lost what else have you got to loose.

          Posted by Hope | August 15, 2020, 6:05 pm
        • … I’m not corrupt. I’m “wealthy” in the sense that I happily face each and every day ‘gifted’ to me on this beautiful and strange earth. With justo: I proclaim my love for fellow man/woman no matter their predisposition. But YOU…Your grim viewpoints make me VERY uncomfortable for your children. It sounds like you need help. You might be suffering from mental illness. Please go get help.

          I’m a recovering addict. I’ve been sober now for 10 years. If I can face each day with renewed faith, so can you. You might need help. Be courageous enough to accept it.

          Posted by Broken-fixer Upper | September 28, 2020, 8:07 pm
        • Pandemic? Why did you say that in 2016??

          Posted by Taylor Langford | October 6, 2020, 10:12 pm
      • You are mistaken that a decision to commit suicide is based on temporary circumstances. You must have not felt the pain of being different, of seeing others coping with life and not being able to do the same, of trying years of therapy, of losing the ability to feel any joy. Suicide is a rational choice for those for whom the pain of life is unbearable. Not everyone is so fortunate to have people who love them. Some of us were not shown it as children so we don’t know how to do it as adults. Imagine trying to do everything you can to be accepted and loved, and not being able to “be normal”. To have a lifetime of watching others find love in family, friendships and significant others, but not being able to achieve it for one’s self. It’s horrible. I don’t know why some of us don’t have the ability to do it. It is not because we don’t try. It is because something is basically wrong, like a cancer.

        Posted by Zanna | November 6, 2016, 2:08 pm
        • Back in my early twenties, I was so depressed that I intermittently contemplated suicide for a while. I lived with my parents due to the recession & at one point we got in an argument & I was so pissed at them that I threatened to overdose on antifreeze and at one point my dad said, “if u want antifreeze, I will give u antifreeze!” It took me a while to get over that statement and then I just decided to forgive as I realized that it takes 2 to tango. Then I became a mom 3 years ago which resulted in me being traumatized from that statement, along with a bunch of other cold hearted horrible remarks they made to their own child.

          Posted by Jessie | April 24, 2018, 7:24 pm
        • When I was in college, I felt suicidal and called my sister to talk about it. She told me “Well, that’s stupid.”

          Ironically, six to eight months ago, she was leaning toward the decision of suicide due to PTSD from domestic assault and physical abuse she suffered for nearly a year. I never told her she was “stupid” for feeling that way, even though part of me was tempted to hurt her the way she hurt me. I am glad I held my tongue – that would have been horrible to do.

          You can only paste a smile on your face for so long. Never be afraid to talk.

          Posted by Sue Ellen Hegstrom | June 28, 2019, 9:23 am
        • I agree. Depression is a hard illness to cure. My depression developed at 10 years old. I never knew why I felt so sad. In hindsight, it had a lot to do with my mother beating me and screaming at me and my father looking the other way. All in all, my doctors have been very good. I finally was strong enough to go to Europe to do my Masters. Unfortunately, the darkness there made me a bit depressed again so my doctor referred me to an ‘expert’. Well, that expert prescribed me the wrong prescription which was not even used for depression, not even off label, and I got even more depressed. Finally, I just had to quit school and retreat back home. It took me years to get over quitting my masters. It was only until recently reading about the particular drug the ‘expert’ prescribed me that I realized it was most likely that drug that triggered the major depression. I should have known when I was talking with her about my troubles in school and she said ‘Why are you still here then?’ to which I responded ‘What do you mean? I’m here for school’. That was the beginning of a downward spiral where I almost took my life. It was like I was tied down and being tortured constantly. They have since found that depression and physical pain have the same neuro-pathways, so no wonder I described my depression to my doctors as almost physical pain. That’s what depressed people are trying to get away from with suicide. It’s akin to all those people in chronic pain who don’t want to live anymore because it’s unbearable.
          Anyway, I still deal with difficult days sometimes, as does everyone, but at least I’m not clinically depressed. The future looks good.

          Posted by LM | December 18, 2019, 11:23 am
      • Suicide is an extreme decision, however to the person who commits suicide, it is the only answer to the pain. I lost my mother through suicide and I know how much she suffered through her life.

        Posted by Rose Barry | May 29, 2017, 8:01 am
      • I’m sorry but I have to disagree with your comment about suicide being an extreme decision based on a temporary circumstance. It is anything but extreme nor is it based on temporary circumstances. People who make the definitive decision to end their life have thought long and hard about it. Not for day’s or week’s but months and year’s. THEY PLAN IT OUT! The environment they are in, the way they are treated by other’s, feeling alone, given no self worth, ignored, from the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich, being treated as if you aren’t good enough is evil, and something that effect’s ALL classes.I find that comment offensive and belittling. Do you honestly think that suicide is that simple because according to you all they have to do is live with their male parent raping, beating, abusing them in every manner you can NOT imagine because our minds aren’t wired to. So when you’re 4 and having that type of thing happen to you and watched while it was done to your mom and siblings, all they have to do is temporarily wait for 14 year’s, and it’s getting worse during that time, so they can escape out the door, IF their rapist got them pregnant, they aren’t going anywhere. There are, of course, infants, babies who can’t hold their heads up by themselves, can’t even SPEAK yet having the same thing’s done to them. It doesn’t even have to be a family member. There are those that have mental illnesses. They get drug from one doctor to the other and given pill after pill FOR YEAR’S and nothing is helping, I suppose they could keep them in a straight jacket for life but I’m thinking that won’t ever happen. I’m guessing you watch Intervention too, since you commented. I challenge you to find ONE. Just ONE person who has passed away or is still alive, that had a temporary problem. They didn’t start drinking because it was their dream come true. They all had a reason and some of them I wondered why they hadn’t started drinking sooner.

        Do NOT mock a pain you have not endured.

        Posted by Doc | June 5, 2017, 11:52 pm
        • Well said. I live in constant pain due to a spine disease. Because of the abuse of pain killers, its becoming more and more difficult for legitimate patients to have their needs met. I have considered taking my life constantly and its not because I don’t want to live, I just don’t know how much longer I can handle the pain.

          Posted by Jeana | February 22, 2018, 7:10 pm
        • Completely agree! Some people have NO clue about the endurance of physical and emotional pain. How they feel they can comment on such deep rooted, individual and personal situations 8n a general matter is just plain ridiculous!

          Posted by Justine UK | April 17, 2018, 10:42 am
      • Indeed…that was beautifully said. I don’t want to say it’s “politically correct” because that’s not the feeling a get from what you wrote…it was totally encompassing morals, illness, grief…a statement that could hold true for all opinions. I love that! I love how you wrote that!

        Posted by Schmitty Girl | July 22, 2017, 1:45 am
        • Hi Jeana
          My heart goes out to you hon- I lived with chronic unremitting pain for 12 years after a spinal cord injury (caused by EDS type 111) caused scoliosis and paralysis. I know EXACTLY what it feels like to feel life cant go on like that. The pain was unbearable and unremitting.. I was finally offered oromorph and matriphen patches for pain- which really worked but then was told by a neurologist a year later that I was now an addict and needed to go into rehab to come off them! That was the lowest moment of my life- There I was in a wheelchair, partially paralysed, in adult nappies, unable to care for my son age 13, unable to do the job I trained so long for, and told that the pain meds that had made life liveable had turned me into an addict……. So I paid for a top pain specialist to review my case and he told me that as long as I took the meds only when I was in chronic pain and kept to prescribed doses I would not become addicted. Such meds can be very effective for chronic pain sufferers and can dramatically improve their quality of life but sadly are often viewed fearfully by many doctors now. I chose to trust the pain consultant, didn’t go to rehab, and continued to take them. That was ten years ago and those pain meds enabled me to have a life, albeit limited by my disability, but to be present for my growing son and not to be overcome by the neurological pain. Then (as a non believer in miracles -famous last words) I was encouraged to go on a course run by Aliss Cresswell In London Uk and was much to my utter shock was healed… I was able to come off the meds and finally prove to myself once and for all that neurologist had been wrong all along, and the pain consultant right …
          My prayers and heart goes out to all those who live with chronic pain. Its exhausting debilitating, demoralising and takes HUGE courage each day to face and live through.. Unless you’ve lived through it its very hard to understand the depth of endurance needed … But know that those that do face each day in chronic pain are extraordinary people-so courageous – Jeana – hang on Hon- I know it feels unbearable at times but you have such courage to be able to express your feelings so honestly and to keep on pushing through. It inspires others who will then know that they are not alone in their struggle.

          Posted by mandy | September 22, 2019, 3:01 pm
        • Reading your post was almost like reading something I would’ve posted myself. I lost my dad when I was 14, My brother and I were with him when he died from a massive heart attack. After his death I became addicted to food, I know it’s not a drug but it is addictive. It became my best friend/worst enemy. I weighed nearly 550 lbs when I made the decision to have gastric bypass surgery 7/16/04. I lost altogether 378 lbs. And was married to my best friend in 2007. I was a new person, but in 2008 I lost my dear mama. She wa as my best friend, we faced everything together. She had severe Ra, heart disease, diabetes and was nearly wheelchair bound. After she passed I was diagnosed with Ra and Sjogren’s disease and was in constant pain but still walked, exercised and moved on with life but had to take narcotic painkillers in order to function. When all this crap about opioid addiction came out of course my dr.’s jerked the rug out from under me and denied me the one thing that kept me going. I quit walking, exercising and eventually had to have all my teeth pulled and get dentures due to my Sjogren’s condition. That was the last straw. I am self diagnosing and admit I became and have been agoraphobic for nearly a decade and have gained back over 175 lbs. It infuriates me that because of these opioid addicts the whole country is now looked upon as addicts when they have to take painkillers, I struggle daily with emotional pain due to severity of physical pain. I don’t even know the person I’ve become. I feel like Wanette then is a different person from Wanette now and I loathe that person. I have thought many times about suicide because of deep depression and pain but fortunately I have a husband who won’t give up on me and I don’t deserve him. I totally agree and relate to your post and wish there was an answer to all these restrictions those who legitimately need help sometimes with narcotic painkillers, and I think there are more people who commit suicide due to this reason. I wish I had an answer.

          Posted by Wanette Carter | January 29, 2020, 12:48 am
      • I sincerely doubt anyone has ever committed suicide without having spent a large amount of time thinking about it. However, the actual act of suicide is often brought on by extreme recent circumstances. For example a good friend of mine was suicidal for years due to his struggles with drug abuse and depression and legal troubles. I personally talked him out of suicide several times by reminding him that he had so many great things to live for and that he had so many people who loved him and believed with all our hearts that he could beat his demons and have a future full of happiness and love. Eventually he got treatment and started to improve. He no longer spoke of suicide and started to talk about the goals he wanted to achieve and his plans for the future. Then one night he made the mistake of driving after having a few drinks and was observed speeding by police. Due to his previous legal problemss he was facing a significant amount of jail time should he be convicted of another crime. So with his plans for the future now ruined he decided not to pull over. Instead he led police on a high speed chase and after about 15 minutes he spotted a huge boulder on the side of the road. He took off his seatbelt and drove into it at approximately 80 mph and died on impact. I don’t believe he ever would have killed himself had those events not happen that night. I also believe if he had never been suicidal in the past he would not have decided to drive into that rock.

        Posted by Kevin | July 31, 2017, 4:27 pm
      • I am a recovering alcoholic.my sober date is October 2 2010. I was deeply touched by ur explanation on suicide. I guess I was blessed or it wasn’t my time. My addiction took me to very dark places for 43yrs but I could not take my life because I was scared of the unknown. Ironic.. I’m blessed n greatful. My heart is heavy for those who chose death. My heart goes out to anyone who had to go through this. I said chose because there really isn’t a choice. Today being sober I do have a choice pick up that fatal 1st drink or not. I choose not.

        Posted by Regina | September 18, 2017, 8:25 pm
      • I imagine most people who do cross the line to end up dying from a suicide attempt are in no way of sound mind. They are either inebriated or so immersed in a depression that they have had very little contact with anyone outside of their own reality– people in pur own reality don’t notice signs like an outsider would. In addition, family and friends of addicts will often hear their addicted family member or friend talk about self harm and/or suicide because most (not all) addicts suffer from what is called Dual Diagnosis– this means addiction is not their sole mental illness. It’s often the clinically psychological illness or disorder which causes the person, who eventually succumbs to the disease of addiction, a disease that lies dormant within the DNA of persons genetically predisposed to addiction/abusing any substance which can act as a form of escape from the persons reality, to seek out reality numbing substances. More often than not, the necessary mental illness to begin addiction is half DNA and half environmental, i.e. a person is born to a sober mother, but the father is addicted to drugs or alcohol, therein the appropriate genetic predisposition exists within the child. Due to the very dysfunctional life, living with an addicted father, inciting all the various facets we know addictions contributes to– poverty, spousal abuse, neglect, inconsistency, constant fighting, lying and disrespect, the predisposed child has the 2nd piece of the puzzle plugged into him via that form of environment within which he is brought up. The environment sets up the otherwise dormant mental illnesses, including addiction, to surface. As far as I’m concerned, there only need be ONE factor in bringing t of dormancy genetic, predisposed mental illness, including addiction and that is serious low self-worth. If a person is not nurtured, they are neglected, they see the same things occurring to the parent who’s not the addict or more chaotic in his or her mental illness, making them wonder “why me?” And eventually coming to recognize how, if the parent who actually cares for them is the same parent who allows the abuses to continue to him or herself as well as her child/ren, the child/ren will also form a poor self.

        Posted by k.j. cook | May 6, 2019, 10:43 am
      • Your definition of suicide is partially true. Permanent solution yes but sometimes the circumstances aren’t temporary. Sometimes they can last for decades and things get worse with every day that passes, no matter how hard a person may have tried to end the suffering they were going through.

        Posted by Michael J Murphy | June 22, 2020, 10:54 am
    • Wow didn’t know how many passed even with help n interventions. My daughter died from a drug overdose at age 22. I didn’t know what to do. I see even though people were able to help they still passed anyway. I miss my daughter n wish I could let know how it feels being in my shoes. On the show people watching their loved ones think nothings going to happen cause they’ve been doing the drugs so long. I’m an ex drug addict n hate anyone being in my shoes, I miss my daughter so bad n you know what, I’ve never gotten high to help me forget, I wish I could. Just forget for a day or two.

      Posted by Tina Taylor | June 16, 2017, 3:11 pm
      • My thoughts are with you, Tina.

        Posted by Avocado | September 14, 2017, 4:47 am
      • Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved daughter.

        Posted by Jeana | February 22, 2018, 7:12 pm
      • Prayers for you. I have a daughter that is 29 and was on the streets of Nashville prostituting for years. The nights of not knowing where she was, if she was alive, etc. were horrible. She chose to not contact her family. Eventually, she got locked up for a year and started suboxone therapy, now she is married with a 4 yr old and one on the way. I worry that someday something may change and it will be all it takes to set her off on her addiction again. It’s a very scary future in the life of an addict.

        Posted by Rhonda | April 11, 2018, 7:13 am
    • I’ve been watching the heroin triangle episodes for the past few weeks. It alway hits me pretty hard when I’ve found out there passing. It’s not in the least surprising that it comes to that. But still I’m in a wow moment. All the post intervention addicts that have passed. I have watched every episode over and over for years. And I still my heart goes out to them all. I’m an addict named Joan and I will keep coming back.

      Posted by Joan | March 4, 2018, 7:10 pm
    • Why doesn’t this show “Intervention” ever encourage the participants to go on Methadone or Subuxone. I am just so saddened that their is no Harm Reduction talked about at all on this show. Abstinence or nothing seems to be the only way and it’s not the only way. Words like “clean” and “sober,” should not be the way to define someone. This are words that add to the stigma of drug use. I understand that this is a discussion of those that have passed away, but if there is not discussion about Harm Reduction or Medication Assisted Treatment, so many more that are using heroin are going to die of overdose. Shame on Intervention for not encouraging those using drugs or alcohol into treatment that provides medication to help them. Taylor from the “Heroin Triangle” series could of benefited from Methadone or Suboxone. She went to rehab to please her family and friends. She wasn’t ready. When are we going to start meeting drug users where they are at? Instead of spending the money to put them into a rehab that preaches the 12-steps, why doesn’t this show start encouraging drug users to go into Medication Assisted Treatment? The evidence that is based on Medication Assisted Treatment shows a much higher rate of success than traditional rehab. Instead of publishing the deaths of these people, why not start pushing for easier access to medication assisted treatment.

      Posted by Cheryl | March 8, 2018, 2:18 pm
      • I get your point, but Intervention is all about a very specific model of abstinence-based 12-Step treatment. If Intervention encouraged a harm reduction model it wouldn’t be Intervention. What you’re asking for is an entirely different show.

        Posted by Dizzy | March 8, 2018, 2:44 pm
      • Methadone is just as bad as Heroin. Suboxone is a good method for detoxing but is not meant for long term therapy. It’s more beneficial to use Suboxone for the short detox process then stop and live substance free.

        Posted by Noel Max | March 8, 2018, 3:35 pm
      • Amen to the Medically Assisted Treatment.Absolutely saved my life. But I’m having a very hard time with finding a job and I have no insurance and it cost a lot of money for the recovery center and the medication itself. I’m truly scared out of my mind that my days are numbered with being able to continue my sober life. Without suboxeon I will go back and I will die. I don’t want to die, but I’m not ready to tackle sobriety without the help of the meds. This is honestly ripping my soul apart and I would rather be dead than go back to being a junkie. Please pray for me. Thank you.

        Posted by Kelli | March 18, 2018, 11:25 pm
        • I am also on MAT, but am on methadone instead of suboxone. Although, in my case, I am not under the false illusion that I’m sober. To me, it’s trading one thing for another (and sometimes worse) substance. MAT is NOT sobriety!

          Posted by Shar | March 26, 2018, 7:04 pm
      • They edit that show. I don’t know about anyone else but my daughter’s intervention was poorly executed and bomb dropped on my house. The person that arranged my Taylors intervention had ulterior motives, and it wasn’t to help my daughter. A&E just wanted Good tv….sadly. They didn’t tell our story accurately outside of what came out of mine and Morgan and Taylor’s mouth. They two other players in our story were frauds and A&E took to print what she said without properly vetting her organization. Nadine used my family. Nadine forged my name to get the house A&E filmed at for Hopedealersworldwide.com. Nadine is a ponzy. And my family was nothing more than a neck she stepped on to climb on to the national stage. Nadine Blase Psareas is a fraud and A&E did refuse to allow my daughter back to treatment after she left. I have the emails to prove they sent some referral list to us…. Tiffany and Toni got to return after they left. A&E presumes she died from an overdose…Taylor didn’t die from an overdose. How do I know? I’m her and Morgan’s mom.

        Posted by Katherine Bittler | May 7, 2018, 2:19 am
        • I am sorry for your loss Katherine. No one has expressed this to you from what I’ve read. Your daughter was a beautiful and smart girl. She didn’t deserve to die. No one does. I don’t know why she was denied re-entry into rehab, but I agree, that’s not right considering others were allowed back. I can only imagine the hurt and anger you must feel. Your daughter didn’t have to die. Relapses should be treated especially when your presence has made a network a lot of money.

          I am a Mom myself. My heart hurts for you. Your daughter reminds me a lot of my own daughter in many ways. Beautiful, intelligent, honest, but low self worth. I’m very sorry for your profound loss. Words cannot express how sad I am for you, and for your youngest daughter.

          Posted by Stacy D. | May 23, 2018, 8:42 pm
        • Hi Katherine…I am so sorry for your loss….the grief from the loss of a child is unimaginable…addiction is a horrible thing, and I believe relapse is part of the recovery process…can’t understand why she was not allowed to return to rehab…I believe she would have worked through her issues….just want you to know both you and your daughter are in my thoughts

          Posted by Suzanne Jenkins | June 20, 2018, 8:09 am
        • My condolences your daughter was absolutely beautiful .I would watch her intervention episode religiously because her story at the time was so similar to mine. I was severely addicted to crack and any opiate I could get my hands on. I’d watch her episode and her emotions on her face where so obvious to me. You could feel her pain and depression just by the sheer amount of quietness she displayed like a drawn on page turned over to the blank side of the canvas she swallowed her emotions and masked them with herion. I WAS so bothered when I one day decided to go back and watch my favourite intervention episodes, to find out she had passed.I cried, I had a moment of disbelief she was soo young and so beautiful .it was watching the success parts of these episodes that helped me conjure the thought of hope these people had made it.They got clean, if they can do it so can I. I’m thankful for this show and your daughters experience,as it helped me in times of my life no one could. Now I’m 8 months clean and take suboxine daily.It’s not like methadone I don’t get high from it nor can I relapse while taking it(well I could but would suffer greatly from acute withdrawal symptoms). I’m clean and fighting my demonds daily. RIP TAYLOR may you never be forgotten and rest beautifully..

          Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2020, 1:35 am
      • Cheryl, I 100% agree with you but Intervention is an old theory thats outdated and hardly used anymore. This is why the show is obsolete. If you look at the statistics Methadone and Suboxone are a more reliable and proven treatment. I’m someone who has been there and tried every mode of recovery probably twice. That is except Methadone it has taken almost 3 years and I’m down to 15 mgs but I’m confident this time I will make it.

        I had a bad fall at work. I shattered 2 disks in my neck and herniated one in my back in 1988. I needed to work so I did heavy pain killers until I retired in 2018. I never did street drugs but was on 150 mcg of fentanyl patches and 600 of the lolly pops. The dr said you’re not addicted you’re dependent. Ok take them away for 2 days and i’ll show you an addict asshole.

        My point is I feel sorry for all the families involved addict and family alike. I mean that but until the recovery money machine realizes that their method is at best 10% effective. Total abstinence doesnt work know matter how much money they make. MAT medically assisted treatment has a much better % of clean addicts.

        I know someone who has a 28 year addiction and was offered Vivitrol by an addiction Dr board certified by the way. This is like giving them a gun and saying have at it. We need to look at this in a different way.

        The statistics are all there if you search for them. Good luck to everyone addicted and loved ones.

        I’ll sign myself “Someone who has found the way named Tom”

        Posted by Tom | September 1, 2020, 12:15 pm
    • I wish every city would come together to combat addiction. I am saddened to hear of all of the lives that were lost who were on this show and for “ALL” of the lives that are lost every single day. My heart goes out to Taylor’s family and friends. May God bless you all.

      Posted by Julia | March 25, 2018, 4:21 am
  2. Update: Joseph Minozzi, Season 10 was found dead on the street in San Francisco. He was found stabbed . http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2012/01/san-franciscos-first-homicide-victim-was-reality-tv-show

    Posted by Julia | February 8, 2012, 11:14 am
    • Thanks for posting Julia. Very sad news. I’m not going to include it in the official post-internvetion death list because he wasn’t the addict profiled in the episode and he didn’t have an intervention. (He was Rachel’s boyfriend – here’s the post on her episode)

      Posted by Dizzy | February 14, 2012, 9:53 am
      • I was in rehab with her (Rachel #127) in PA,several years before she was on intervention,I believe she was only 19,and it was her first rehab when I knew her. She looked nothing like she did on the show,she had long,beautiful dark hair,clear skin,and was a real sweet person,she didnt look like a heroin addict then. I didnt even know this was her,till someone told me!

        Posted by CS | August 30, 2015, 6:11 pm
    • I am so glad to know that the killer was found and brought to justice…he is facing 26 years…good job SFPD!!

      Posted by nicole | August 4, 2015, 6:38 pm
    • DOC….how do YOU know what kind of pain this person you’re debating has been or is currently going through? And as the Director of a substance abuse and mental health there isn’t a single bit of fact about Suicide that’s scientifically proven. Everyone feels pain (emotionally and physically) differently. The only fact about the last moments leading up to Suicide is that there are no facts. A 15 year old girl who’s being bullied at high school is not at all the same as the parent who loses everything, right? Some are impulsive and some take many years. These people that we’re looking at….they’re REAL people with REAL families who are feeling REAL pain and in some cases REAL relief. Have some respect for the families that are left behind to pick up the pieces….then one day, stop by this page and see all sorts of shattered glass everywhere because of all of the rocks they’ve been chucking. Don’t become so complacent and narrow minded about the world that if its not happening in your living room, it’s not real. One day you’ll find yourself saying, “Is this really happening?” Regarding something horrible and heart breaking. For instance, one holiday night, your moms been throwing them back and suddenly feels compelled to stand on her chair and sing….she slips, smashed her head and dies. The following day under her obit is a bunch of people saying, “GOOD that slob deserved to die. She had some nerve thinking she could climb up on anything! Fat pig…yeah HAVE ANOTHER DRINK MMOOOMMMM….” How does it feel? Maybe the IMMEDIATE subjects are different, but it hurts all the same when people are posting negative comments about your grief.

      Sick world we live in. Sad amd sick.

      Posted by Theschmitty | July 22, 2017, 2:11 am
      • this is so true about many of the ‘reality’ shows, these (hate) people think they can hide behind a keyboard or their phones and say anything they want (and can) with no accountability for the words they say (to me its no different than doing or saying these things in actual public), they would be arrested on the spot if that were the case, it’s become a nightmare (not only to their ‘hate’ victims, families etc) but also to people like you and me (& other nice people) who watch the shows and read these horrible things that upset us, there needs to be laws applied to these people to hold them accountable (when cars were invented, they developed laws to keep the public safe) when the internet was invented, everyone yells about privacy and freedom of speech… when you post on any public site, that should no longer apply (just like cars & roads), these people are liabilities to the safety of others! How long will it take for the law-makers to get on the ‘interstate’ and make these people accountable? (if they did this thru regular mail? federal laws are broken, this is 100x’s worse) Now that the internet is here to stay! its time…..

        Posted by Paula | September 11, 2017, 6:33 pm
  3. According to the episode list on Wikipedia, Mike from the “Mike / Jenny” episode you have listed under your missing ones, died in Sept. 2011. » [ link ]

    Posted by Jen | May 31, 2012, 4:07 pm
  4. Wow, I missed that about Mike. Very sad.

    Posted by Dizzy | June 1, 2012, 8:22 am
  5. Cristy, the meth addict from Season 2 also died recently.

    Posted by k | June 10, 2012, 7:28 pm
  6. Thanks for the update….. I actually saw 4 out of the 6 show the people that passed above. It’s very sad and tragic…. Of the 4 I watched I would have to say Sandy and Chris had me crying like a baby. I send all of their families my condolences and prayers

    Posted by keola | August 13, 2012, 8:21 pm
    • Thank you for your condolences. Sandy was my mom. She tried so hard and i am so thankful for the 19 months we had with her sober. Although i miss her every single day, i pray that she is at peace now and that i will see her again someday. ❤

      Posted by Allea | September 16, 2017, 8:09 pm
  7. Mike was from episode 72 (season 5, episode 12)

    Posted by Casandra | September 18, 2012, 9:53 pm
      • no actually the person was correct, it is season 5 episode 12. not season 4.
        and tbh you have ALOT of episodes listed wrong on your web page. you should really go over them all (i know its alot) and fix them up.

        Posted by Kelsey | November 1, 2017, 5:45 pm
        • If you Google “Intervention Mike Jenny” you will find the first results are from the A&E site with the episode number being #70, Season 4 Episode 22. The clips and episode are not available anymore, but that is still how it is listed. All of the episode numbering on Intervention Directory is consistent with A&E’s episode numbering. That’s what I go by. If you’re looking at Amazon or some other site, you might be seeing different episode numbers because not all of them use A&E’s numbering. There may be a couple here and there that I’ve gotten slightly wrong if I couldn’t find the episode on A&E site, but no for sure not A LOT.

          Posted by Dizzy | November 2, 2017, 8:47 am
      • Going by Wikipedia’s show episode listing and by every other source I can find, it shows the Mike & Jenny episode as season 5 episode 12. The link you provided is not good, so it doesn’t lead to any verified information unfortunately. I have found the episode on YouTube as S5E12 and Wikipedia in their season 5 listing at episode 12.

        Posted by MDE427 | November 20, 2018, 2:03 am
  8. I am a recovering addict and I cry for these people on the show. I have a little shy of two years and I just pray that they are able to have what I have now. Its not long but my life has changed so much. On July 8th 2011 I put a shotgun in my mouth and pulled the trigger. Through the grace of something unknown the gun jammed. I checked immediately into rehab and have turned my life around. I know this has nothing to do with these addicts that have passed but I guess I just wanted to say, may you find the peace in death that you could not find in life. And to all other addicts, you CAN change. Ive done it and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck and God bless.

    Posted by peter | November 12, 2012, 4:17 pm
    • I hope you’re still sober and wish you well Peter! Thanks for sharing your story (I have four years myself.)

      Posted by Cheryl | December 6, 2014, 10:33 pm
    • There is a reason the gun did not go off, a reason you are still with us. I have been to that lonely place where death seems like the only way out as well. Embrace the gift of another chance at life you were given. as we can all see by the many deaths on this pages list, not everyone was as blessed as we have been. I wish you all the best in your recovery.

      Posted by kaya3737 | March 15, 2015, 11:16 pm
    • Peter,
      I see you posted this just over 2 years ago. I hope you have been able to remain sober.
      I myself I been sober for 6 years. I still take it one day at a time.
      If you do ever read this please know that someone was thinking of you today. I know your struggle as it was so much my own.
      You are right there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
      -A friend of Bill

      Posted by Ashley | April 16, 2015, 12:33 am
    • Peter,
      I hope you continue to be sober. I lost a very good friend to addiction and I believe every person saved is saved for a reason. You know that reason, you are loved, cared for and meant to be here. God Bless and all the very best.

      Posted by karen | April 26, 2015, 6:51 pm
    • This post gave me chills. I hope that you’re still holding strong buddy!

      Posted by Patricia F. | May 5, 2015, 6:19 am
    • God bless you! Glad to hear the man upstairs had other plans for you. Being suicidal is scary. Mix it with something that impairs your thinking, is a billion times scarier. I’ve been there. Thank you for posting.

      Posted by Sabrina | November 14, 2015, 6:17 am
    • I’m on year one of living sober. Watching this show breaks my heart, but it shows me how bad…just how badly I could’ve hit rock bottom. I feel blessed that I got out before it was too late.

      My best wishes to everyone else out there struggling to make it, whether it’s day one or one thousand.

      Posted by Mimi | March 18, 2016, 12:27 am
  9. Cristy, the meth addict from season 2 didn’t die. Her sister posted some videos of her this year 2012 to disprove this rumour. She did continue to dance and apparently do drugs until about 2011(not sure) you can see pictures of her as a brunette in dance attire on her myspace http://www.myspace.com/ange1es which has been inactive for a year or so. Her sister, jaymee celaya, commented on a clip of cristy’s intervention on youtube “Cristy is my sister.. She is not dead.. But alive and well..even if not by choice..She is in a permanent rehab facility until further notice..so put that in your pipe and smoke it! :)”. Further more, her youtube account jaycelay85 has at least 3 recent videos of her, short, but clearly her. In this one you can even recognise her dad Armando, right at the beginning of the vid http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=dKjCXZ5YrJ8 It was posted april 18 2012. Nice to see her alive, plus she really toned down her appearance. Seems like it will take quite a bit of therapy for her to get really well… Hopefully she will stay on this path. 🙂


    Posted by Mojo | December 19, 2012, 2:22 pm
  10. Anyone heard how the ex military guy Adam is?
    You’d think the American military would be all over this.

    Posted by Sal | January 9, 2013, 7:31 am
    • I’m in Utah and I heard that a famous skier with anxiety problems killed himself. I dunno if it’s Adam because the internet says nothing about it and the people who told me didn’t know his name.

      Posted by josh | March 11, 2013, 3:12 am
    • Adam is sober today, married and have a daughter 🙂

      Posted by Sandra | November 22, 2014, 4:53 pm
      • Are you going by the info at the end of Adam’s episode? I wonder how true that was, that he got sober on his own after refusing treatment. And marrying JD? It just didn’t seem like a healthy relationship. But I hope he is sober (and alive)

        Posted by Ellen | February 13, 2015, 7:31 pm
    • I completely agree! Hurts to know so many brave soldiers come home with so much hurt in their heart. I wish the government would do something to provide hope in a society where addiction is thriving.this includes everyone not just military as a society we have got to do something that does not numb pain but help overcome it.my heart goes out prayers for who struggle with this and hope that I can find myself and maybe help others.

      Posted by Becca | February 12, 2015, 6:22 am
  11. Has anyone heard anything about Courtney from miami? She was in Season 11. Her story touched me for a lot of reasons… I hope shes ok.. It seems .she never gave herself enough time walking through the darkness without heroin to get to the light. Its hard to blame her, she would have had to feel the years of pain that built up…i guess it hurt too much in the end 🙁 i believed in her.

    Posted by JAH | March 4, 2013, 9:11 pm
  12. It’s so heart breaking the damage that this illness does to these people and do many others out there.. And that they feel that taking their life most of the time is the only way out because of the powerful control it has upon them.. My thoughts and prays go out to all involved..

    Posted by Shannon Cummings | April 5, 2013, 9:10 pm
  13. Sebastian- the Herion addict brothers passed yesterday from a stroke. According to Facebook he had been clean for a year but due to chronic Herion use/damage he had a stroke and fell into a coma. After no brain activity his family made the decision to remove him off life support.

    Posted by Megan | April 12, 2013, 11:38 pm
  14. Thanks for letting us know Megan. Very, very sad news. If you find a copy of the obituary or anything written up in a newspaper, please link here so I know for sure before I include it in the official listing above. Thank you.

    Posted by Dizzy | April 15, 2013, 2:41 pm
  15. My mother is Sandy from Episode number 84 season 6 …she was sober for 19 months before she passed away on June 21st 2011 from Diabetic Ketoacidosis……thankyou all for your love and prayers my mother got to attend my wedding sober and my sister Alleas wedding sober….she got to spend a lot of time and make many memories with our children….god bless her soul I miss her more than anything her journey inspired me to go to nursing school and I will be graduating in 7 weeks!

    Posted by Brieana Saunders Militello | May 11, 2013, 6:14 pm
    • Thanks for commenting Breiana, I’m so glad you’re doing well and that you got to spend time with your mom sober. Congratulations on nursing school!

      Posted by Dizzy | May 20, 2013, 7:50 am
    • So deeply sorry for your family’s loss. I’m happy to hear you were able to make memories before she passed. She touched many lives including mine. Your mom was one of the reasons i decided to become a drug & alcohol counselor. Sending you & your family love & light!

      Posted by Angel Mary | November 16, 2014, 12:16 am
    • I was very sad to hear the news about your mother. Your story is so similar to mine. Mom (53) passed away 4/15 from complications due to her dependency. I was also blessed to spend the last few months with my mom sober. I’m probably the same age as you guys. My brother (31) passed away 8/14 from complications of alcoholism and Dad (48) passed away in 5/08 from similar complications. Now it’s just me. We have all been robbed of so much. I hope this cycle stops with our generation. Love and hugs to you girls. -S

      Posted by S. A. L. | January 10, 2016, 4:25 am
      • Wow, I’m so sorry to the both of your losses.
        I also have grown up with alcoholic parents. My mom being Very mean and violent when drunk every night and my father just has always hid and passed out while my brother and I suffered. My mother has almost died twice from drinking herself to death. But she walked out of the hospital and stopped drinking for months and instead would take my dad’s pain pills and her benzos. Honestly, as you both may understand, pills are better than booze any day for bad and mean alcoholics. I’m not 36, thankfully not living with them but they are still drinking and popping pills. I’m nervous for the day something happens. My mother has cirrhosis, hepatitis from a blood transfusion when she her own blood was too poisoned from alcohol, and COPD.
        Brieana, your family’s story hit home when it first aired and I am so sad to find out of her passing. I am also from Massachusetts and I send to you my condolences and want you to know that you are amazing daughters! It showed on camera. Not sure I could handle myself as well as you girls did. Best wishes from the South shore <3

        Posted by Kim | October 26, 2017, 8:45 pm
  16. John from season 4 died in January. Anyone have any information? He seemed like he was doing better.

    Posted by Sarah | May 20, 2013, 2:21 am
  17. Has anyone heard anything about Jessica the heroin addict with the three girls?

    Posted by Dana | June 13, 2013, 6:19 pm
  18. Its so sad these people finally lost there battles with drugs or alcohol. My prayers go out for them & their families. At least now their at peace. Being a recovering alcoholic I know how hard it is to try to get sober & stay sober! I just pray everyday that I can stay that way. Its a sickness many people have. Its something addicts have to fight everyday for the rest of their lives. I have been sober over 6 years now but I know all it takes is one bad day and it can all come back. To anyone who still has addictions & haven’t got clean please try before its to late. It is a tough and scary journey but its worth it if you can do it. To these people that lost there battles R.I.P.

    Posted by chuck | June 18, 2013, 10:37 am
  19. Anyone know anything about Dana? She was the one who lost 3 kids in a fire. I’m curious as at the end of the show they talked in the past tense like she had died. I wish they gave more information. I always feel touched and saddened by these stories but then left in the dark when they don’t give updates. I believe the air date was today, June 20th, 2013.

    Posted by Michelle Keller | June 20, 2013, 11:50 pm
  20. Hi, I just finished watching Intervention Season 14, Episode 2, about Dana. The final comments are written in past tense when discussing her and her drug abuse. I am trying to find information about her, as the cooments have me guessing she is dead. Anyone know anything, or have seen the just aired episode and don’t agree? Air date June 20th 2013

    Posted by celeste | June 21, 2013, 12:02 am
    • I also just watched the episode with Dana and am wondering if she’s still alive. All the info at the end of the episode was definitely written in past tense. Her story was very touching. I hope all is well.

      Posted by Tredt | July 4, 2013, 3:48 pm
      • I PVR’d it on A&E and to make it worse the recording cut off without making it clear what happened to her. I wish they would stop putting critical content so close to the cut off time.

        Posted by Zippy | September 4, 2015, 12:03 pm
  21. I am in a group with Dana’s mom and age just posted about the show, and that she is doing well!

    Posted by Kayla's mommy | June 26, 2013, 5:25 am
  22. Just watched the 7/11/13 episode w/Kaila who was suffering anorexia nervosa. Kaila signed herself out of the eating disorder clinic and moved in w/her grandmother. Does anyone know if she is still fighting this disease or what became of her ? It was clear that her body was failing her.

    Posted by Roxanne | July 11, 2013, 6:21 pm
  23. I was wondering the same thing about Kaila. Anorexia isn’t something that just goes away, it takes care of itself. I’m praying for her.

    Posted by Tiffani | July 11, 2013, 8:47 pm
  24. I was also wondering about Kaila. I cried when I saw her fragile 80 pound body. I hope that she is in recovery and on the road to wellness.

    Posted by Amanda | July 12, 2013, 1:29 am
  25. Pretty sure if Kaila or Dana had died, Intervention would have told us at the end. No reason to think both are not alive. If I find out more I’ll post it here.

    Posted by Dizzy | July 14, 2013, 12:27 pm
  26. Steve thank you for your comment. I don’t remember Kaila saying anything bad about her mother, actually I remember thinking she had a twisted perception of her parents making me feel she wasn’t just anorexic but something more like you said. I guess I really related with the brother. He was so sad but yet angry. Also, I have many members in my family who are mentally ill and sometimes I know they are sick but they are so selfish and I hate having to just accept it!

    Posted by Gina | July 15, 2013, 8:39 am
  27. Gina – Wanting power and attention are absolutely symptoms of anorexia. It generally stems from trauma or lack of control in the person’s life, so they turn to restricting what they eat as a means of coping. People think that anorexia is about appearances, and in some cases that’s how it starts, but it becomes a mental disorder that is so much more complex than wanting to look thin. Once you get as far into it as Kaila did, the disease has such a strong hold on you, you’re not able to get healthy again without serious, long-term treatment. It’s really very sad, you become a victim of your mind and those terrible behaviors aren’t a choice anymore. It has the highest mortality rate of any psychological disorder.

    Posted by Kelsey | July 16, 2013, 10:27 am
  28. Couldn’t someone from the show post an update on Kaila? I couldn’t imagine her living much longer without treatment – not the way her body looked when she took her shirt off on the show. Can someone get accurate information about how she is today? I thought her case was one of the saddest I’d ever seen.

    Posted by Sharon Clark | July 19, 2013, 6:32 pm
  29. Addiction to most things is narcissistic to some degree. It is a decision someone makes to take a personal risk exclusively intended for the users benefit with little regard for the effect it will have on his or her loved ones. To suggest Kaila’s belief that she is fat is a clear indication of a lack of narcissism is completely false. Narcissism doesnt automatically imply high esteem. She is extremely self-involved and finds enjoyment in seeing people suffering via caring for her because she can no longer care for herself. Steve, you stated, “Her obvious desire for attention does not qualify her for any specific mental illness”. It shouldn’t be argued that anyone going to such great lengths to get help/attention isn’t suffering from mental illness; most critically because anorexia alone is a psychological disorder and the episode was entirely based on this. Lastly, it wasn’t Kaila’s mother who treated her poorly “throughout her life”, it was Gina’s; the other young lady featured in the same episode. How one could confuse the two is beyond me, but Kaila’s disorder stemmed from being bullied and her suffering went unnoticed until it was beyond repair. Kaila found revenge in having power she compared to godliness; which is pretty much the most narcissistic statement imaginable.

    Amy Z, PhD

    Posted by Amy Z | July 25, 2013, 12:10 am
  30. I was in treatment with Kaila. She was brought back, then left a couple times, but as of February 2013 she is alive. Gotta say, she quiet in treatment, but had a very narcissistic air. Difficult to get to know, and not entirely pleasant.

    Posted by anon | August 4, 2013, 6:15 pm
  31. Facebook.com/kailabee123

    Posted by anon | August 22, 2013, 10:38 pm
  32. Wow I just checked Facebook out, it makes her even more real, not just a TV person. Looks like she is doing well, great for her!

    Posted by Gina | August 25, 2013, 7:13 am
  33. Just had a look at her facebook, she’s on there asking for money to help her go to school. I don’t know. I can’t help but feel like if she was actually wanting to get better she’d go to treatment and just get it done with so her parents can help support her? She’s certainly talking a lot of the talk in saying she’s moving on and getting better but she still appears so ill. Looks like she just found another family member to help fund her existance. If you’re serious about getting better, and you’re an adult, you need to start taking accountability – paying your own way & Considering the feelings of your family that have gone to hell & back for you.

    Posted by Pia | September 4, 2013, 3:42 pm
  34. So Rachael is still alive (although her boyfriend at the time has passed), Kaila is alive and doing great things. Does anyone know about Ashley from Las Vegas? Xanax and black tar heroin.Is she alive and recovered?

    Posted by Anne-Marie | November 14, 2013, 11:47 am
  35. Everyone wondering about Kaila heres her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kailabee123

    Posted by melwheat | November 14, 2013, 1:23 pm
  36. Is there a comprehensive list somewhere on how these people are doing? I really wonder about the effectiveness of “Treatment””

    Posted by Ted Adamson | December 7, 2013, 1:08 pm
  37. Sean from columbus,ohio passed on Jan.4.14 about 2:30 pm. His liver finally failed and he passed on.
    Sean was a great person he will be missed.My heart has been ripped out.Love u Sean.

    Posted by B | January 5, 2014, 5:52 pm
  38. Allie is a good friend of mine. She is working as an aid at a rehab facility.

    Posted by Norman | January 20, 2014, 8:47 pm
  39. josh from the episode heroin highway passed away from an overdose in June of 2013.

    Posted by ginger | February 8, 2014, 11:12 pm
  40. There was a guy who died from alcoholism I cant remember his name but he stopped leaving his house. A woman would go to his house every day to check up on him…not sure if she would bring him alcohol or not but he refused to go to rehab. He also was a business owner, not sure if he owned a gym or tanning shops….His Mom had several other sons, raised them all by herself. I know after watching her struggle is when the oldest son started his businesses….so he could care for his Mom and siblings …I remember he had everything at one point in his life but the alcohol eventually killed him. He was found dead in his home…alone. This particular episode truly haunted me for a long time. They all were sad but I couldn’t get this one out of my head for a long time. Does anyone know who Im talking about? I don’t see him listed here.

    Posted by Robin | February 10, 2014, 3:49 pm
  41. Does anyone know what happened to Sean? The guy who got half way and backed out, went back to his sugar mama and kept drinking?.
    I was so disappointed that his daughter didn’t keep her bottom line.

    Posted by hobolumpkins | March 9, 2014, 3:53 pm
  42. I am a friend of KAILA and can tell you she is doing well in recovery. She is still living with her grandmother and attending college again.

    Posted by appleslover | March 23, 2014, 1:34 am
    • Glad to hear she’s doing well because her photos on her Facebook page showed her to still be very emaciated and pale; if that’s “recovery” for her, she needs to find another program. Hopefully, she’s not still in denial about her condition and her grandmother isn’t enabling her. Lastly, while she may be angry with her parents for cutting her off, I hope she realizes that their actions no doubt SAVED HER LIFE.

      Posted by Stretch | April 22, 2014, 12:28 pm
    • I just watch her intervention… I am happy to know she is ok .. I was very sad

      Posted by keerica dorsey | October 22, 2014, 5:04 pm
  43. Sebastian Ramirez (he was on with his twin, Marcel) died last year. I couldn’t find an obituary, but came across a youtube video of his funeral. Very sad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on_e1u5vQXM

    Posted by Felicia | April 21, 2014, 1:20 pm
  44. Sebastian Ramirez (he was on with his twin, Marcel) died last year. I couldn’t find an obituary, but came across a youtube video of his funeral. Definitely his family. Very sad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on_e1u5vQXM

    Posted by Felicia | April 21, 2014, 1:21 pm
  45. Kaila is still alive and has a youtube channel and website that she posts on. her website says she is “moving on from her eating disorder”

    Posted by sophie t | April 26, 2014, 8:09 pm
  46. This was very good. I always wondered what happened to a lot of them. I was surprised about Sebastian Ramirez, what a shame. You want them all to live but sometimes the demons are just too much for them.

    Posted by Missy | April 29, 2014, 9:01 pm
  47. As one person here said in reference to Christopher Brady’s suicide, it wasn’t fair to the audience to drop the sad news on us at the end of the show. I’m a recovering addict myself (and have bipolar depression too and have attempted suicide) so when I read at the end of the show that Chris had stayed in treatment for 3 months, I said out loud, “Good job Chris! Way to go buddy!” But then, just a few seconds later, I learn that he killed himself and it made me cry.

    I enjoy watching “Intervention” because many of the stories parallel mine, but shame on them for that episode; Telling its viewers that Chris was gone could’ve been handled with far more tact than it was. My condolences to his boyfriend Shawn, and to his family and friends. Hopefully they’ll be able to remember Chris as he was before the addiction destroyed him.

    Posted by Kevin | April 30, 2014, 9:12 am
  48. Sebastien from “Sebastien & Marcel” recently passed away as well; very sad episode.

    Posted by Leci Lee | April 30, 2014, 9:55 am
  49. I am currently watching the episode with John the diabetic. I’m so scared for him and only watching to see how it ends because I want him to live so badly. I see him in myself..I have chronic illness and am 22 but after I had to drop out of college because it got so bad I isolated myself. Gosh I really hope it says he lives and is okay.

    Posted by chelsbak | May 6, 2014, 10:48 pm
  50. John Tyrrell aka Dr Doom committed suicide by overdosing on pills.

    Posted by Brian | May 10, 2014, 5:06 pm
  51. I just watched the episode of Dillon. Season 3 episode 6. my DVR cut off the end, so I researched to find out his status. I saw the news article and some video regarding his suicide. What confused me was the person on the video that they had listed as his brother. But during the show, he was an only child. Any answers on that?amanda

    Posted by Amanda Krzyzanowski | May 19, 2014, 5:08 pm
    • I just watche the same episode as well, my dvr cut it short too. But to answer your question, it was his cousin that he called his little brother. Dillion briefly mentions it. Hope that helps. So sad to hear the outcome of his story.

      Posted by Dani | May 20, 2014, 1:38 pm
    • I was dillons girlfriend and the kid they are referring to as his brother is actually his cousin that looked up to him as his brother… but yes he was an only child.

      Posted by Tasha | June 8, 2017, 9:33 pm
  52. I believe there’s a mistake above, confusing season 11’s “Sean”(Sean Messina) with Season 12’s Sean(also an alcoholic,) the hyperlink is from one to the other. I don’t believe season-12-Sean has died[although I’m curious as to what’s happened to him since he got sober.)

    Posted by cornishacid | May 25, 2014, 7:48 am
  53. I wish there was a way to look everyone up and see newer updates. Hubert was one of my favorites. I’m sure he stayed sober, but I couldn’t find anything on him. Does anyone know if there are any sites like this containing any updates?

    Posted by heather | May 27, 2014, 8:09 pm
    • Hubert was in the follow-up feature of one of the episodes in S16. He’s doing great! Sorry I can’t give you the ep. My brain is bad from too many drugs in the 90s.

      Posted by Elvee | August 29, 2016, 7:29 pm
  54. He was the one that absolutely hurt me the most . To be ignored by peers as a child and adult , to have Type 1 Diabetes and depression . As a mom I could not take seeing his dad back away from him . Not due to what John had going on . He was so depressed not out robbing banks .
    The last thing I ever saw related to him was that he gained 32 lbs but was still having issues . Poor sweet young man .

    Posted by marcy lily | May 28, 2014, 2:45 am
  55. Addiction is a horrible disease my brother had addition issues abs is no longer with us. I guess no one can be abed until they want to be saved we tried and tried clinic after clinic. He was clean for a bit then would relapse, I wish I could wave a magic wand and help addicts but it comes from within.

    Posted by London | May 28, 2014, 8:24 am
  56. I just watched Elena´s intervention a couple of nights ago, and it brought me to tears, she really touched my heart. Does anyone know how is she doing? I hope deep in my heart she is still very happy and healthy, she deserves it.

    Posted by Brit | June 19, 2014, 11:15 am
  57. I just watched Intervention episode on Donny for the 2nd time. I really want to know if he was able to get back on track after he relapsed? He had a loving wife and 5 children that looked like they all really loved him. I hope he was able to get help.

    Posted by ignoranceisbliss | July 7, 2014, 7:44 pm
    • I am late on this reply, but I had met Donny at an NA meeting a few years after the episode aired. He had moved to FL and was visiting back on LI when I had met him. I believe this to be true, because it was a meeting I attended often, which is blocks from his LI home, and he was never there before the night he introduced himself to me. He was not with his wife/kids, and I dont think he had any contact with them when I knew him. He claimed to be a few months clean, but I’m not sure if it’s true or not. We hungout a few times, he was nice, but the drugs had definitely caused permanent damage to his brain. This was about 4 years ago, I don’t know how he is doing now.

      Posted by Noname | July 6, 2015, 6:12 pm
  58. I’m also wondering about Gabe V. I saw his update and which stated he relapsed once but was attending meetings again with his dad. His story was particularly difficult to watch. That was back in 2009, does anyone know how he’s doing? I hope he’s ok.

    Posted by Holly P | July 9, 2014, 10:19 pm
  59. “No one who is suffering through addiction is ONLY an addict.”

    I totally agree. That’s why addicts have nothing to do in prison. Maybe a locked-down rehab, where they get detox and psychotherapy, but certainly not – NEVER – in prison where none of the underlying issues are being taken care of.

    Posted by Jeb Fleurquin (@djibi94116) | July 23, 2014, 8:28 am
  60. I do not think he got better or even wanted to . He lost his poor dog , the girlfriend left , jail …… He seemed like a ton of street kids I see and know . They are there because there are no rules . They all have home but would rather form street families and not live in conventional society .

    Posted by marcy lily | August 6, 2014, 2:42 am
  61. some of the episodes that are listed where people have passed away are not found under Amazon Prime this normal do they remove them when someone passes

    Posted by Trish Wyderka | August 6, 2014, 7:19 pm
  62. Do you guys know anything about Katie,the blonde girl with alcohol problems/bulimia?

    Posted by kremyy | August 15, 2014, 7:06 am
  63. Charles Michael Weimer from episode 62 passed away on March 10, 2014 (says Nexis Death Records Search)

    Posted by F | August 18, 2014, 11:36 am
  64. Kaila now runs a website and a youtube channel under the name Kaila Bee. While she does not seem to have gotten over her eating disorder, she has not died.

    Posted by Melissa | August 24, 2014, 4:44 pm
  65. Does anyone know what happened with Sarah and Mikeal? I really felt for that family.

    Posted by Kristen | August 26, 2014, 10:58 pm
    • I don’t know what happened to Mikeal, but Sara is one of my friends. She lives in Texas now, after the show she relapsed and moved to Prescott, AZ for treatment. She moved to Texas from Prescott around a year and a half ago. She’s doing really well, has a boyfriend, and works with animals. I’m glad she’s doing so well, she’s really an amazing person. As far as I know her and Mikeal haven’t had contact since the show, but I could be wrong.

      Posted by Lexi | September 8, 2014, 12:59 pm
  66. Sad…but they’re in a much better place now. Trust me.

    Posted by Frances | September 11, 2014, 6:29 am
  67. I’ve been wondering about Dallas, too! I am re-watching the episodes on LMN and there are so many questions!

    Posted by Sandra | September 16, 2014, 6:11 pm
  68. Tragic stories. My heart goes out to the families.

    Posted by Carrie | September 23, 2014, 4:53 pm
  69. Might be repeating a question, however, what ever happened to Allison, the young lady who huffed?

    Posted by permdragginfly2 | September 26, 2014, 1:02 pm
  70. Hey guys, anyone know what happened to Jessie, the medical doctor hopeful who suffered from Bulimia? I believe the programme said she was from Oregon. I always wondered how she was doing

    Posted by Michelle | September 30, 2014, 3:03 pm
    • Jessie has done a lot better. She still lives in Oregon and is married now with a baby boy and works in the health field. She is very close with her family and has done very well.

      Posted by Tara | February 20, 2015, 12:00 am
  71. Just watched the Ivan and Dorothy episode. Comments at the end say that Ivan relapsed after 5 months and resumed using PCP. Any updates on him? Wondering if he’s finally sober.

    Posted by julie | October 4, 2014, 8:18 pm
  72. What happened to Gabe from Season 1 episode 2, whose episode seems to have been taken out of all circulation?

    Posted by Tim | October 7, 2014, 6:56 pm
    • I would like to know this myself. He and Vanessa have been scrubbed everywhere, though I wonder if maybe it’s really due to Vanessa as there was a followup to Gabe.

      Posted by Xarias | March 20, 2016, 10:52 am
  73. I’m an alcoholic struggling with the recent loss off my mother. Also my brother committed suicide a little over four years ago. I’m breaking inside.

    Posted by Brad Schreiner | October 14, 2014, 8:07 pm
    • Brad, I am so sorry for you. Please, get help and find someone to talk to.

      Posted by Jennifer montalbano | October 19, 2014, 2:24 pm
    • Brad, I am sorry for your loss. Your pain is very raw right now. Hold the memory of your mom and your brother and seek help. There are people who can help. You can continue with your life and eventually hold memories that you find comforting. But right now, PLEASE find help. AA, call your county social services, if you have insurance, call them. Live your life in the moment until you can live one day at a time. Hold yourself gently, you cannot go around the pain, you gotta go through it, but you do not have go through is alone. Prayers your way, Melody

      Posted by Melody Royal | November 5, 2014, 12:35 am
  74. Brad I am so sorry. Please keep fighting..nothing could be harder but believe there are people out there, even complete strangers:), who care about you. <<33

    Posted by Gina | October 15, 2014, 11:29 am
  75. Sebastian passed away from a heart attack. He was clean though.

    Posted by Nate | October 22, 2014, 12:03 am
    • So very sad to hear about Sebastian!!!!!!! As a reovering opiate addict, Sebastian and Marcel really pulled at my heart strings. I have daughters close in age, that were inseperable like these 2.
      I was inquiring about that crazy girl Cristy and saw the update. I’m so glad for his family that he got clean!!!!! But how unbelievably unfair!!!!!!!! He changed his life, got clean, was living a good life and still was taken from most likely to effects of the damage due to his addiction.
      To Sebastian, I hope you are at peace in Heaven!!!!!! You are a beautiful soul, and have made a difference in many peoples lives. May God bless and keep you, Amen.
      Does anyone know how Mafcel is doing?

      Posted by Patti Bailey | December 14, 2014, 8:24 am
      • Marcel is doing great! He has started a campaign to help the homeless in memory of Sebastian’s name. He has a girlfriend and looks healthy.

        Posted by Anon | October 17, 2015, 9:13 am
      • I messaged Marcel on fb and follow him on Ig,he’s doing great and has been a lighthouse in the darkness for me.he’s a kind and big-hearted guy,that supported me,even if he didn’t know me in person.his story of addiction and his bond with his brother were similar to my story,and I could relate.So glad he’s clean, sober and happy.

        Posted by lori | August 29, 2016, 10:24 pm
  76. I’m trying to reach out to Dallas, Jessa and Marcel ❤️ Please help me reach out to these beautiful wonderful people

    Posted by Deja | October 23, 2014, 10:15 am
  77. One source claims it was a stroke.

    Posted by [email protected] | October 23, 2014, 11:09 am
  78. It appears that Mike actually died in September 2010. I found his episode so moving and the fact that financial constraints ultimately stood between him and a healthy, happy life devastating. Here’s his obituary: http://ironcountytoday.com/view/full_story/9456284/article-Michael-K-Fisher

    Posted by HM | October 23, 2014, 10:05 pm
  79. Here’s her fundraiser page: http://www.youcaring.com/tuition-fundraiser/moving-on-with-living/80065

    Goal of $252,000? Really?

    Posted by Lynn | October 25, 2014, 6:59 am
  80. I found her fb page after I wrote that. It’s sad, she still looks way to skinny but what even more sad is there are girls that write her saying they wish they looked like her. Smh

    Posted by christie | October 25, 2014, 7:44 am
  81. She was one episode where at the end I felt angry at her instead of sympathetic..sorry.

    Posted by Gina | October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm
  82. I agree too. Infuriating.

    Posted by Lynn | October 27, 2014, 5:09 am
  83. Does anyone know what became of Michael of the Brooks , Ian and Michael episode? I know they said Brooks got married and Michael relapsed, but curious to know how hes doing. Also , anyone know Adam, Alissa’ s bf from the Alissa and Brian ep?

    Posted by Natalie | October 28, 2014, 9:17 pm
    • My prayers and deepest sympathy go,out to John C’s parents on his passing. His Intervention espisode was so sad it made me cry. My heart just ached for he and his parents…gut wrenching.

      Posted by Sara | November 12, 2014, 4:46 pm
  84. UPDATE ON PEOPLE FROM INTERVENTION! Ashley from Las Vegas (addicted to black tar and xanax) is doing great! She still lives in vegas but has remained clean. Rachel from NYC who was homeless, now lives in Cali and had a brief relapse. She is clean from everything except pot. Last time I have heard anything, Sarah and Mikael are clean, and are not dating. And Cristy, the meth addict, is saying she is clen except alcohol, but I don’t think she is. She is also expecting a baby boy soon. Hope I answered some people’s questions!

    Posted by Ashlyn Farrell | November 11, 2014, 10:30 pm
  85. Did it ever occur to anyone that the intervention could be the cause of some of the deaths? It can be seen as the final display of conditional love, as it was for me. My family held one over a year ago, and though I am doing absolutely great, I do not have a relationship with any of them. They communicated clearly that their love was dependent on my behavior. It has been a traumatic year dealing with that. I am certain that suicide would be tempting.

    Posted by Rebecca Sander | November 12, 2014, 2:13 pm
    • I’m not sure you understand the difference between love and enabling. A family can love and support a person and their recovery, without loving or supporting a destructive behavior or addiction. That isn’t conditional love. Saying they won’t do certain things including have anything to do with a person as long as they are using is not a sign of conditional love. It is simply allowing that person to reach their bottom. It is making their problem truly, their problem. It is often self preservation. Cutting themselves off from the consequences our actions have cause they aren’t only our consequences. They hurt everyone who loves us too. So those people sometimes have to step aside and let us pick ourselves up. It’s not a bad thing that they’re doing to us, at least not as long as they do it the way they do it in Intervention. If your family did something else and twisted the whole thing, that might have gone wrong, but the show actually has great odds of survival and they do a great job. They save lives. There is no conditional love taking place there.

      Posted by Hannah | December 7, 2014, 7:22 pm
    • I am sorry you.feel that way. I know everyones situation is different. My daughter Tiffany was 19 when we had hers from WV and her and l was just watching tv few hours ago. She said mom if you didn’t do that for me and stood your ground with me l would be DEAD now!!!! She has yr half clean is 3months pregnant with her second child she has a wonderful fiance she met at treatment that had convinced Sober Way to let her come back after a brief relapse and now her fiance and her moved back here to WV From AZ IN DEC both have jobs and getting ready move out get their own place she will be 23 this year and l honestly never thought she would of made it this far she was one of the worse of the worse in Heroin. U pray she continues this recovery. Tiffany Shaffer #181 episode l believe the girl that got to do her dream go to Haiti on a missions trip.

      Posted by Tina Holley | February 18, 2015, 5:41 pm
  86. Rebecca – it sounds like you feel your family’s love was conditional. That must be a horrible feeling 🙁

    The thing is, you can LOVE someone, and not accept or support their behaviors/continued use. What does love have to do with paying for a car or giving them money for drugs (as we have seen in many cases on the show)?
    Cutting off money, setting boundaries, and kicking someone out of the house makes the user recognize the consequences of their actions.

    Guilt and co-dependency keeps people from getting the help they need. I don’t think anyone has said “I won’t LOVE you anymore if you don’t go to rehab”. It means they love you SO much, and they cannot continue to create an environment that keeps/kept you from getting clean.

    You do not know me, but please know I will keep you in my thoughts and I am rooting for you! ((( HUG )))

    Posted by Sandra | November 12, 2014, 3:52 pm
  87. Congrats Rebecca on your journey!

    Idk….I think there is a difference between “conditional” love & enabling. Its a tough place to be…watching your addicted loved one spiral into the abyss because you love them or love them enough to make them help themselves. No judgment…just a conversation starter. What are your thoughts considering you have been through it?

    Posted by funnyasaheartattack | November 12, 2014, 6:18 pm
  88. Article and semi-recent update on Jennifer (Allson) of Arizona. She seems to be doing well; looking well; and more importantly, feeling well. Blessings!


    Posted by CosamMel | November 21, 2014, 11:26 pm
    • i recently spoke with Donny on Facebook (he was season 7 I believe). He is not clean, though he will tell you he is, he also will tell you he’s not working & scraping metal for money. We spoke on the phone and he was high, and I couldn’t understand him. He was mumbling his words and talking about people being after him. Quite sad because he seemed to be doing so well after the intervention.

      Posted by Kelslynnluns | November 24, 2014, 12:23 am
    • Thank you for the update! I live nearby and enjoyed reading about her success. I am looking into volunteering with this organization as well.

      Posted by mikalabug | December 13, 2014, 11:44 pm
  89. Nik from season 5 just passed away this last Saturday. I grew up with nik he was a great guy and will be missed by all.

    Posted by Bruce | December 1, 2014, 1:23 pm
  90. Anyone have information on Dallas? The only things I could find are the threads below. Last one is from her sister right after the show was shot.




    Posted by Sean | December 1, 2014, 9:59 pm
  91. In Mastic, NY. I saw the man Donald who was a boxer who broke up with his grlfriend because he relapsed. He was in their early 30s in the show. A very nice troubled young man who didn’t find what he enjoyed in life. Anyways he looked ok. I think he was here to visit his kid. I had heard he went to Florida. I was going to befriend him but that would have led to hitting me up for money. Lets hope hes clean.

    Posted by Allen Fedorick | December 12, 2014, 3:57 pm
  92. I did some searching and cannot find any information about Nik Buckmaster. RIP 🙁

    Posted by Sandra | December 15, 2014, 4:23 pm
  93. It saddens my heart too see that these people have passed and I pray for their families..I pray God gives them some peace in their hearts. . There is on episode(can’t remember which or the name) but it was about a guy who was an addict.. if I recall he already had a sister and a brother die from the same issue..I know he worked at his dad’s company..bless his dads heart he was so devastated.. anyway I was curious if anyone remembered that one and knew what happened to him. .

    Posted by Manda Joy | December 19, 2014, 8:07 pm
  94. Ryan from Season 9 died a few days ago

    Posted by Nicole | December 22, 2014, 4:56 pm
  95. John C. died in September

    Posted by Dizzy | December 22, 2014, 6:41 pm
  96. John C, i was hoping he would end up fine. I was truly worried about him. I hope his family is still in good health. I remember his mom had MS and dad was diabetic too, prayers to his family.

    Posted by Dani | December 22, 2014, 8:14 pm
  97. Brook’s episode was just on the night before last

    Posted by Dani | December 22, 2014, 8:16 pm
  98. So sad to see Brooke passed away. I pray she was clean.

    Posted by Shawn | December 23, 2014, 5:18 pm
  99. I am so sad to hear about Brooke. I just watched her episode for the second time last week and was looking for an update. This was not what I was hoping to find 🙁

    Posted by Jessica | December 27, 2014, 6:02 pm
  100. Brooke’s is in a special place in heaven. Poor girl was always in pain. May she rest in peace.

    Posted by Casualkul | December 27, 2014, 11:41 pm
  101. This is Brittany, Brooke’s twin. Brooke died and our family is forever broken. The show did not portray us in good light as I am well aware of how people felt about us. Yes, Brooke was in pain, she had been in and out of rehabs when we got to the point of the show. We were all at that tough love stage. We were all trying to force her to get help. Basically, a 45 min show cannot possibly tell the story of her abuse of drugs. Brooke turned to meth when the pills stopped working. She struggled with her addiction to pills for 14 years, in and out of jail, and rehabs. But it only took 10 months for meth to kill my twin. We are dying inside. Please pray for my family, no matter your opinion of us, we loved her so very much! And I will always miss her. I am a now a twinless twin. But I hold her beautiful soul in my heart always. She is no longer in pain and that’s what matters.

    Posted by Brittany | December 28, 2014, 4:11 pm
    • Thank you for commenting Brittany. I’m so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. You’re right, we can’t possibly understand everything that’s happened in your family and what brought you all to the point of the intervention. We only get a small piece of the story and make judgments based on 45 minutes. I hope you find some solace in knowing that, despite all that, there are a whole lot of people out here who cared about Brooke and were praying for her. And we’re praying for you and your family now.

      Posted by Dizzy | December 28, 2014, 5:14 pm
    • Brittany, I can’t imagine what it’s like to lose a sister, especially a twin. I’m sorry that people were rude to you because of your portrayal on the show. Your family is obviously very strong and y’all will get through this together. We are thinking of you!

      Posted by snugs | December 29, 2014, 8:03 am
    • I hated the way people spoke about your family. When the show aired it was clear to me that Brooke was an addict. I am so sorry that people spoke so badly of you all for trying to save your sister. I am so very sorry for your loss, so sorry. Addiction is evil and an unfair disease. Deep down brooke seemed to be a very gentle and sweet soul. Hold on to that part of her.

      Posted by amanda | December 30, 2014, 5:35 pm
    • I’m so sorry, Brittany. I did not think the show portrayed you in a bad light. Addiction is a horrible thing for the families…you did all you could. I truly hope you can find some peace. Much love to you.

      Posted by LLC | December 31, 2014, 10:39 am
    • For what it’s worth, I think the love you and your family had for Brooke was very, very apparent. I never agreed that any of you were being insensitive, you just didn’t know how to help her. That’s not your fault– you all did your best. The episode was one of the most touching I’ve seen, and I hope you realize how much it helped others to see Brooke’s story. I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you for the new year.

      Posted by B. Spilk | January 1, 2015, 1:08 pm
    • Brooke touched me because I too live with chronic pain. As of now, I am not an addict but I do take more than prescribed due to my body building up immunities to the pain medand it takes more to do the job. I have never been high, passed out or blacked out due to pain meds. I am sure that my liver is suffering from it but other than that I don’t see a problem. I have told my family that I would rather be dead than be a pain riddled invalid. I do what I have to, to have a somewhat normal life. I spend quality time with my husband, daughters, mother and grandchildren. I am not out running laps or doing cartwheels. I am still in pain, I take enough to make it tolerable. I would rather have some sort of life and die young than be amiserable, crying mess of an invalid. I was routing for Brooke to get better and find another way to deal with the pain but I also totally understood why she was like she was. God bless your pain free soul and God bless your family (I also know the pain of losing a child). Love and prayers for all.

      Posted by Jamie | January 17, 2015, 7:34 pm
      • I’m so sorry you’re in pain. I too have chronic pain. However, I do not abuse my med and take as little as possible because I want my liver to last me as long as I can. If it becomes a problem at any point then I will discontinue that pain medication so I can be a very old woman one day. I too have grandchildren and am very close to having one of them graduate high school. I want to be here to see his life unfold in the future, because I put a lot of love in that kid and I want the payoff to be spectacular!!! I’m very sorry that you can’t see past the pain but there are ways to deal with it. You’re right about the pain being increased as your body becomes accustomed to the dosage of each one. However, there are things you can do to help yourself without taking more meds. Rest. Heat on the injured area or pain center. I just had my pain meds reduced and it was really hard to deal with, but I got through it and my pain level isn’t any worse than it was before. I’m going to continue on this path until I have an adjusted pain tolerance level I can live with. Try it yourself and watch your family on earth instead of the view from underneath it. I wish you the best.

        Posted by pam | January 28, 2015, 11:04 am
      • I just finished rewatching Brooks story. My heart went out to her. It wasn’t until I came back on here that I realized she passed…
        My thoughts are with the family. It’s truly sad. I live with chronic pain also. I take Oxyneo for the pain. I have to openly admit I’m addicted, even though I don’t take much. That’s the problem with a lot of these pain medictations. You can get hooked quick, wether you want to or not. I go through withdrawals everyday. I push it as long as possible between doses, keeping myself in constant pain.
        Living in constant pain is a horrible way to live!
        I can see why people abuse these drugs. Or how they get a hold of you. I wish I had a choice though to get off them.
        My doctor keeps on saying the pain won’t kill me…..
        For anyone living with chronic pain I’m sure some days we wonder??

        Posted by ARH | August 5, 2015, 2:57 pm
      • As a 22 year opiate (pain meds), I can tell you that once your dopamine receptors are damaged through opiate use, it makes your pain worse. I’ve struggled for years with drug abuse, and my story is far different to anyone’s on Intervention to date. Until addicts realize that we are damaging our brains..i.e. the “natural pleasure/pain zone” from use, we will prevent the vicious addiction cycle. I hope that in telling you this you will understand what is going on with your body..the more meds you take, the more you damage your brain and body. My thoughts are with you and those who lost their lives due to addiction.

        Posted by Shalla | August 23, 2015, 11:34 pm
    • I am so sorry for your loss Brittany. I am currently 27 and suffer from severe chronic pain and I could 100% sympathize with what Brooke was going through. I wish she had been able to find a support group of her peers that would have been able to help her and be more understanding of what she is going through (not that you weren’t understanding but you don’t experience pain everyday)I hope her story is able to be put out there on the dangers of trying to self-medicate. My prayers are with your family.

      Posted by Kerri B | March 30, 2015, 7:40 pm
    • Brittany I was shocked to see the post on your sisters passing. I so hoped she would pull through. In my opinion you guys never came off in way other than a family who wanted a loved one to live longer. Tough love may look easy but it is not. It is oh so easy to be the outsider looking in saying what you would do, and being the one who has to look the person in the eye and say it. Eyes that show they are not long for this world at the rate they are going. To do nothing is terrible, no you and your family came off as saying you would not stare death in the face.

      Prayers to your family and thank you for again sharing with the world your personal story.

      Posted by MommyFrazzled | April 23, 2015, 1:04 am
    • Opiate addicts call methadone meth. It’s common knowledge when you’ve been around there. Here’s a post in bluelight of a guy naming his methadone meth: http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/455090-Gabapentin-(aka-Neurontin)-Mega-Thread-and-FAQ-s?p=7444982&viewfull=1#post7444982.
      My guess is that after the pills stopped working Brooke hopped up on a methadone plan.

      Another reason that makes me think that this meth is not crystal meth but methadone is that, statistically, the odds of overdosing on crystal meth are orders of magnitude lower than it is than overdosing on meth-methadone.

      It just makes more sense that an opiate addict would upgrade their pill habit to methadone than to switch to a drug that as little pain killing effects, AFAIK.

      Just my 2 cents here. May she rest in peace!

      Posted by Kyle | December 11, 2015, 3:21 am
      • Brooke wasn’t on a methadone plan…..she was abusing crystal meth (as Brookes twin sister expkains, in the comments above). Yes, as many know, an amphetamine does NOT help ease physical pain, but when pain medications stop working for one reason or another, ESPECIALLY when someone abuses them by overmedicating, the abuser will switch to another drug, almost using it as a crutch to get over their original drug of choice. (In Brookes situation, that drug being opiates).
        Take care, stay safe, and may Brooke rest in eternal peace.

        Posted by Katherine | December 26, 2015, 2:07 am
    • Brittany please know that I as well as my family, did not think badly of your family. We completely understood why you said and did certain things as we have been through it quite a few times. We have several addicts in our family, some are in and out of jail, I’ve recently lost two uncles as a result of alcohol and drugs. I have one uncle left and thank god he has been sober for 2 years. When he was drunk I told him I didn’t want anything to do with him and I didn’t speak or see him for 4 years despite the fact he lives a mile away from my parents. We have done and said very similar things. Addiction affects the entire family and families who have never been through it will never understand. I get blank looks from my husbands side of the family if the topic is brought up. They have never dealt with the things I’ve seen and dealt with. It’s a good thing for them that they are lucky enough to not have these problems but hard for me because they don’t understand where I come from. Very sorry for your loss, truly I am. I always wondered about your sister because her story just stayed with me. I’m happy that she is at peace finally even if it means she’s no longer in physical form. Your family is not bad or mean, you did what you had to do to survive for your life, your families life, and your sanity. I understand you all and truly have empathy for what you went through and what you loss!

      Posted by Krystle | January 11, 2016, 11:17 pm
    • Brooke’s story is so similar to mine.Same disease,same pain,same things that she said and she was going through.Watching her episode made me THINK and scared me about what I was doing with my pain meds.I briefly abused them to find some relief,but as soon as I realized I was going down the path of addiction,I decided to flush them down the toilet and never take meds ever again.I prefer the pain and being crippled,than end up killing myself with drugs and tear my family apart.I want to thank Brooke for her example;she tried to beat her addiction and deal with the pain, and she has been as strong as she could.I’m sorry it didn’t work out,I understand why.Your story has been an eye-opener and will be my strenght during my battle with the disease.My thoughts and prayers go to her and her loving family every day.So sorry for your loss,brittany.

      Posted by lorenzamaria | August 29, 2016, 10:39 pm
    • Brittany,
      I saw that episode and was touched very much by your twin sister who was beautiful. Do not worry about how your family was portrayed and what people think. No one is able to judge your feelings and emotions during such a difficult and lengthy time. Addiction wreaks havoc on everyone involved and no one can know how they will feel or react unless they’ve personally been in YOUR shoes because even all families are different.

      I will pray for you all (even though this is 3 years after your post) for continued strength and comfort. Let your memories of your beautiful twin be the ones before addition took hold of her life.

      Posted by Cherie | February 23, 2017, 12:38 am
  102. I am heartbroken over Brooke, she was one of the most memorable…………….it’s a shame she turned to meth after overcoming the pills…………my condolences…..

    Posted by Sherry W | December 29, 2014, 2:43 am
  103. Brittany, your family did what they could. Please don’t burden yourself with guilt. Tough love is way better than abandonment. Your family was with her as much as you all could be. Addiction is very hard core on a family. I thought you all were very patient and very supportive. Live in her spirit and know that you truly did what you could.
    She, Brooke will always be a part of you. She is in you, you are forever in her, forever and ever, amen.
    God speed.

    Posted by Casualkul | December 30, 2014, 5:20 pm
  104. Just a quick post to pass along condolences to the Boulter family. I realize that the snippet of time that’s a TV never shows it all; what I saw was a family desperately trying to save someone they loved. That kind of continual pain is something I empathize with, and I’m sad that Brooke’s struggle ended this way. I can’t even imagine what kind of pain the family is in, but know that there are many who send their support and good thoughts for everyone.

    Posted by Made of the Mist | January 1, 2015, 8:09 am
  105. I have a long story and bad past. I really tremendously need help, I am trying to find the best place for dial diagnosis. So far recoveryranch.com seems to be the best place for treatment. But if anyone has other recommendations , please do let me know. THANK you <3

    Posted by Cynthia | January 7, 2015, 1:46 am
    • The P&P Center in Texas. It’s the place Dr. Phil sends people when they need dual diagnosis. Write him a letter..u might be surprised at the result. At the very least. . Look on drphil.com… it tells all about it. I believe it’s in Dallas TX. Hope this helps.

      Posted by Cyd | February 14, 2015, 9:20 pm
    • Hi Cynthia. I hope you find who you need for help. Try Teen Challenge USA (417) 581-2181. God bless you, I will keep you in my prayers.

      Posted by Kandice | April 2, 2015, 1:18 pm
  106. My wife and I are heartbroken over the news of Brooke, E-53, S4. We both have a chronic illness and before even diagnosed, we were simply given painkillers. One of my own doctors upped my dosage of percocets WITHOUT EVEN DISCUSSING IT WITH ME! Doesn’t take long to become dependent. Luckily we’re still “in control” but pray constantly we don’t lose it. That’s one of the reasons why we watch this show, to be constantly reminded of how easy it can be to lose control! One other note to anyone who reads this: almost every single show involves a divorce and although it may be completely necessary, if there are children involved, ALWAYS put their needs first. God bless. Joe & Amy

    Posted by Joe and Amy | January 13, 2015, 7:56 am
    • Please don’t just blame doctors…MOST are caring people that do not want people addicted….you can lose your license. Doctors just dont “up” meds unless a patient is telling them that they are suffering. I have a terminal illness & would be in agony with a doctors help.

      Posted by Llc | March 20, 2016, 4:07 pm
  107. Joie from intervention (On Rachel’s episode) died awhile ago. Yesterday marked the 3rd year of his death.
    I do want to say this. And these are Rachel’s own words: “…that show portrayed him in such a horrible way it wasn’t even fair. He was a beautiful soul through and through…”


    Posted by Ashlyn P | January 13, 2015, 7:38 pm
  108. I just watched Megan’s episode, but I read on here beforehand that she died last year, and that made watching it even more heartbreaking. She was so beautiful, I was mesmerized by her in certain parts. I haven’t seen a lot of Intervention yet (Amazon Prime only has Seasons 10-14), but I feel like of the ones I have watched, she was so hellbent on ending her life. It seemed to be not only about getting high, but about dying. I feel for Megan’s mom who already lost so much of her family to addiction, and now her baby girl. I am glad she went through treatment too, as she seemed reluctant to tell Megan the mistakes she had made. I think that’s really all Megan wanted… I’ve been in that place where you just want someone to acknowledge your pain instead of telling you how bad their life is in comparison. It’s heartbreaking, but I hope she’s found peace now that she has succeeded in leaving us. Her comment broke my heart, “What if it doesn’t work? I’m scared it won’t work.” This show really gets to me, because I know most of these stories, in reality, at least half, didn’t have a happy ending and those emotions you see in the end once the person has completed rehab. It makes me so sad.

    Posted by Kyla | January 18, 2015, 7:52 pm
  109. I am watching an episode from 2011 “Jamie” he reminds me so much of my son but just the way he looks and he is such a well spoken, intelligent young man. I would love to hear good news about him. Thank you.

    Posted by Donna | January 27, 2015, 6:56 pm
  110. Does anyone have an update about Emily, who suffered from anorexia? I cried like a baby when I saw that episode. I, too, was date raped in college and turn to anorexia in order to avoid the excruciating flashbacks. We are the same height and weight and had such a similar story so I felt like I was looking in a mirror. My insurance cut after 6 weeks when I was in treatment so I will likely die of my eating disorder. I am so happy that she had the opportunity to get treatment and I hope to God she is doing better now. I pray for her every day.

    Posted by Melodie | February 5, 2015, 11:26 am
  111. im so sorry for the loss of lives. my stepson died of an overdose. i and my husband are one of the blessed. i am a humble grateful recovering heroin/opiate addict. 7 years thank god. please kids dont do this to yourselves

    Posted by candace smithers | February 22, 2015, 1:21 am
  112. Nice memorial video for Nik Buckmaster – so sad.

    Posted by Jenn | February 25, 2015, 1:14 pm
  113. I wonder about the blond haired guy (then younger). He LOVED to drink. He had a dog that seemed important to him. His Mom gave him a beer to pacify him and talk with him during the episode. Did that guy ever get straight? I hope so, but you know how you can usually accurately guess who relapses, and who succeeds at the end of the show? This was a kid (then kid, or young man) who didnt want to stop -i think he refused treatment or accepted, but left and then bought a 40oz right after release.

    Know which guy Im describing? Anyone have an update? I think he was in SoCal, or maybe AZ?

    Oh yeah, and what about the once competitive Bicycle Racer? He competed at or near Professional level. He was into crack cocaine. He had a few Sugar Mamas who would hook him up? That guy seemed like he could get his life together. Know who Im referencing? Any updates?

    As this show ages and more repeats are run in syndication I think a “master list” for viewers to reference and/or friends and family to update would be a helpful tool.

    I wish you all well! Thanks

    Posted by Hugh Jaynhess | February 28, 2015, 1:25 am
  114. Im just curious if anyone has herd of AMY P, she sufferd with bulimia, i herd rhumors that she had passed away but not sure if they are true. I am trying desperatly to contact amy p so if anyone know how to get a hold of her, wether its threw email or facebook or even if you know her last name, please let me know, i am an old childhood friend of amy and it is very important that i get a hold of her so please either email me at [email protected] or text me anytime at 705-626-7321. Thank you!

    Posted by Jessica | March 16, 2015, 8:25 am
  115. I watch Intervention occasionally, as many of us do, I guess, to remind me what an insidious condition/disease addiction is. I am a recovering alcoholic, with 10 and 1/2 years sobriety, and though I have no interest at all in drinking again, I have to admit sometimes I miss the promise of (false) magic that the first drink of the afternoon gave…but not enough to ever go back, I pray.
    When I watch Intervention I cry often and pray for all of our comrades in the trenches. I just saw (for the second time)the episode about Christy, the dancer/alcoholic/meth addict, and I saw from some of your posts that she was pregnant and doing well. What’s the latest? Is her baby okay? I pray that she has made some progress…she had a very hard road to travel, it seemed. I think that when her father left the family it truly damaged her, and I hope against hope that she’ll get free of her attachment to her scars, AND wish that more parents realized how painful their divorces are for their young children. Marriage is difficult, life is difficult, but can’t we all do a bit better? Pray and love, pray and love….Keep fighting the good fight, all….

    Posted by Raven | March 22, 2015, 2:54 pm
    • Watching Intervention has been heartbreaking as it reminds me that we can never really know what an addict had been through before they reach their addiction stage. … I was on powerful pain meds for many years after a crippling spinal cord injury devastated my life ( and my families) but thank God I never got addicted and was able to come off them when the pain got better.. but I think watching intervention has filled me with compassion- so many of the addicts seem to deal with so much so young often and then have to deal with it all again when they get caught up in the cycle of addiction…. Its heartbreaking.to watch …both for the addicts and those families trying to help them…

      Posted by mandy | September 22, 2019, 3:20 pm
  116. does anyone know what happened to the blond haired guy who lived under the bridge with his girlfriend and only cared about getting drunk – and his dog, which his parents got from the kennel to bribe him to go to rehab? Then he walked about of rehab and got a beer? I hope he turned things around

    Posted by dan | April 4, 2015, 8:34 pm
  117. I just saw Brooke’s episode again. They should def update the ending to show she has since passed away. May she RIP.

    Posted by brandy s. | April 7, 2015, 10:02 pm
  118. I know it’s been a while since anyone has posted but I’m really curious to know if anyone has updates on Nick? I believe it was season 12 he had that girlfriend named Crystal and they lived in new mexico. What was his last name? Any updates??

    Posted by Jessica | April 9, 2015, 8:19 pm
  119. I have finally sat down to watch the new episodes of Intervention. Does anyone know if they are airing the same episodes on LMN and A and E? I keep forgetting to tape the ones on A and E. I just finished with the Samantha C episode. Wow! First, I live very close to there so that really hit home. Does anyone have an update on her? I know it is fairly soon, but it was just heart wrenching to watch her story. The airport scene was unimaginable. I read on other sites all of the negative feedback Ken was given for allowing her behavior to happen. I think he did a great job! I myself am in recovery from a 6 year addiction to Tramadol. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. I would love to see them do an episode on that drug!! Anyway, thanks for the updates on everyone. It is sad to see that some have passed away, but it is also heartwarming to see those that have continued with their recovery!

    Posted by Madeline Anderson | April 10, 2015, 4:30 am
  120. What happened to that guy Ryan that was declared legally blind? Something was wrong with his eyes and he had no depth perception. His mom would bring him beer and cigs like 3 times a week. I felt so sorry for his live in girlfriend who was pregnant with his child. She got arrested on the show for pushing him on the chest after she broke up a fight in her house between Ryan and one of his friends. It first aired on 10/15/12, it was season 13 episode 9 I believe. He was a really bad alcoholic and was really bad off. I was wondering how he’s doing and praying he’s still alive.

    Posted by Jody | April 10, 2015, 1:07 pm
  121. Sebastian n marcel get to me… as I was in the same shoes as they at the same age. Brought me back. Made me feel a Lil uncomfortable. But joys my heart knowing they both got clean.

    Posted by mike | April 21, 2015, 11:36 pm
  122. Found this follow-up to the guy who was arrested for “lying” in Megan’s death:


    Interesting the judge really threw the book at him. He must have seen her Intervention episode.

    Posted by Karen | April 25, 2015, 11:24 pm
  123. I had the pleasure of knowing Charles Weimer when he was in treatment at a facility in Riverside Ca. He helped me through personal struggles I was having in late 2011, and last time I saw him was Christmas Eve 2011 when I dropped off some money I owed him from when he helped me vacated my old apt and I moved into a sober living. It absolutely breaks my heart that now 3+ years later now I’m sober and he lost his sobriety and is now dead. But in hindsight if you watch his episode he during the intervention he says he’s not done. I believe he never dealt with the issues from that animal of a stepfather who by in my opinion hurting him as a child in actuality ended up killing Charles along with the heroin. RIP Charles, I have been wondering what ever came of you and a random Google search and I found this, later my brother.

    Posted by Doug | April 26, 2015, 7:12 pm
  124. With only first or middle names used on the show how do you find out they died with no last name? Just curious…

    Posted by Tornado | May 8, 2015, 8:50 pm
  125. Dear Michael,
    Don’t give up. Pray. Ask, plead with God for help. Look for a rehab center – there are many now. I prayed for years, first to be freed from my addiction, and then (I realized eventually that more specifically) I needed to pray to WANT to be freed from my addiction. Eventually I was graced by the opportunity and the will to get out from under it. It came late, but much better than never. It doesn’t make life perfect, but sooo much closer to it.
    I’ll pray for you.

    Posted by Raven | May 20, 2015, 10:42 am
  126. I am a teacher and always show my classes the season 2 episode with Antwahn and Billy. Antwahn is doing well as best I can tell but I can find nothing about Billy whose story so closely resembled my own (heroin). I wish I had an update I could give students on him

    Posted by Greg | August 16, 2015, 7:48 pm
    • I, too, have wondered about Billy from that Antwahn and Billy episode. He reminded me so much of my son who, at the time, was around Billy’s age and was also addicted to heroin (and is now almost 8 yrs sober.). I hope Billy’s outcome was as positive as my son’s.

      Posted by W. Wheatley | August 30, 2015, 4:51 am
  127. christy died last then a month ago

    Posted by Sandra | August 18, 2015, 1:25 pm
  128. my name is Roberto, i would to reach out with Troy season 1 episode 5.
    I’m the one in this episode with him at the hotel, I watch this episode yesterday august 19 2015, the reason was some shame, i would like to tell troy I been clean and sober for over 6 years, Im executive clean at restaurant in Orange my life is much better thanks to the GOD and 12 step program, please if anybody know where is my dear friend my facebook link is http://www.facebook.com/robertocamposeco?fref=ts

    Posted by Roberto R | August 20, 2015, 7:56 am
  129. Watched Kimberly’s episode last night and it broke my heart…especially hearing the letter that her son wrote about her addiction…I found her blog and she said last month she is very ill, has Hep C and cirrhosis and the doctors told her she has 6 months to live and needs a “new liver.” So sad.

    Posted by Laura | August 28, 2015, 8:46 am
  130. My heart goes out to all of the people and families that have dealt and are dealing with the struggle. I have a brother that is currently addicted to heroin and it has been about 8 years. My family is trying to help him but it seems useless. He is about to go to jail for the 4th time and probably for a long time. I’m hoping this helps him see what he has done and it helps him get on the right path. If it wasn’t for drugs he would of had everything right Now because he was looking to buy a home before this started.

    Posted by Maria | September 24, 2015, 4:41 am
  131. Did Brooke pass from an overdose of methadone or method amphetamines????

    Posted by kris | December 28, 2015, 8:46 am
  132. L you know I am watching an episode now with this beautiful young woman with a beatiful voice and talent who is addicted to heroine , Meghan . I thought wow I want to see how she is doing and was wondering if there was some way to help her and then this , the search reveals she is dead. God how heart breaking . Addiction is disease indeed and she is now free indeed and have to believe is in God’s arms .

    Posted by Thomas | January 5, 2016, 6:30 pm
    • I just read on another thread from her cousin and a friend that shes doing fine and living back with a partner in Victoria Canada.

      Posted by melissa | January 26, 2016, 6:39 pm
      • sorry to say this is a different Megan you are speaking of, maybe a Canadian version of Intervention. Megan Wood has an official obituary and a news article of how she was found which is all made public. It’s heart breaking, she was one of the brightest most intelligent souls i’ve seen on this show. It was hard not to like her, for anybody, i’m sure.

        Posted by sabrina | March 9, 2016, 2:21 am
  133. Kimberly Carr passed. So sad

    Posted by Ch bu | January 11, 2016, 1:34 am
  134. Is this page still being updated? I notice the last death of anyone from Intervention was listed as July of last year. I am hoping that is true. I know you said you wouldn’t be responding to update info posts but I just wondered if you were still maintaining this list, or if not if there’s someone else doing one. My Google search yielded nothing.

    Posted by Carrie | January 27, 2016, 10:00 am
    • Yes, still keeping this updated and as far as I know there have been no deaths since July. Which is a good thing! Someone commented that Nicole (eating disorder) passed away but I was unable to confirm that and several people responded that she was alive.

      Posted by Dizzy | February 3, 2016, 10:06 am
  135. I would like to thank Dizzy for keeping this going. Its very important to many of us.
    Hats off to you!
    14 months sober and loving every minute of it!
    Thank u Bill W!! ♡♥♡♥


    Posted by Aleesha | February 25, 2016, 4:41 pm
  136. Jackie Wooten is listed above. Is she the mother who had younger children and fell in the front yard during her episode? I have tried to find an update on the woman who fell (I forgot her name) and came across this page. I hope that is not her. Thanks anyone who knows who I speak of.

    Posted by Lala | March 10, 2016, 5:27 pm
  137. Thanks for all ur hard work Dizzy????

    Posted by Dewey | March 10, 2016, 8:40 pm
  138. Intervention seems to have pulled every episode in the instance that the subject passed away. Why is this?

    Posted by xarias | March 20, 2016, 11:29 am
    • I do not know if that is the policy. I can see how it would be. It would be heartbreaking for the family to know their dead loved one is being broadcast, tonight, with all kinds of hopes and possibility of recovery being discussed by the addict and family; but the family knowing their loved one died after all the hopes and dreams.

      Posted by COMMENTER | May 24, 2016, 8:02 pm
  139. Interestingly-the episodes where someone has passed, (Brooke, Brett, so far), are available on Amazon if they are purchased, yet not on their app.
    How tacky.

    “Gabe /Vanessa” disappeared long ago. I’d still like to know what happened there.

    Posted by Xarias | March 20, 2016, 11:52 am
  140. I read on Brooks episode that Ian passed away. Do you know if it was drug related?

    Posted by Michelle | March 27, 2016, 6:33 am
  141. there are only like 5 people max that match up to the season & episode numbers now. I would love it if you could make the adjustments.

    Posted by nobody | May 18, 2016, 9:41 pm
  142. i found this blog, that links to Dallas. I can’t be positive is authentic , but if it is then she is using again, and other drugs for that matter. Please let me know if you can verify this. I have wondered about he since her episode aired.


    Posted by christine | July 8, 2016, 11:15 am
    • Did some cross-referencing, looks like it’s her blog but I can’t gather from her writing that she’s for sure using again.

      Posted by Dizzy | July 10, 2016, 10:34 am
    • Do you mean the reference to ecstasy? Normally I wouldn’t worry all that much about ecstasy as it’s a primarily a serotonergic drug and therefore hardly a drug of abuse in the sense that once you’ve used it, you’ve burned all your serotonin and you needs weeks to replete this serotonin: if you take it before your serotonin levels are back to normal, it will hardly work. It also releases a little dopamine but apparently no more than the spike you get from sex or chocolate. I can also speak from experience: the first time I did X, the euphoria was so insane that I absolutely wanted to do some more the next weekend. Boy, what a disappointment. Lesson learned: the less you do ecstasy, the more it will be rewarding.

      That’s why you never had any intervention on an MDMA/X/E/Molly “addict”, unless the ecstasy came with a mix of other addictive drugs such as cocaine, GHB, alcohol, etc.

      However, in the case of a recovering addict, just like it goes for weed, you’re gonna find yourself back on a slippery slope, and this is not a good idea at all.

      Just my 2 cents

      P.S. I live in Europe and our pills or powdered MDMA are tested as pure, whereas in the US, it’s likely been laced with methamphetamine. I dropped one tab once in the US and sure enough I could not sleep for hours and hours after coming back from the club. NEVER AGAIN.

      Posted by Kyle | November 15, 2016, 6:25 pm
  143. I am just wondering how people are finding out updates on the people featured on the show when their last names are not mentioned on the show. I only know of one person who killed himself because he was from Lindsay Oklahoma and he was featured on the local news. Michael Dillon Brewer

    Posted by Tornado | July 10, 2016, 3:27 pm
  144. I googled searched several with just the first name, so and so from intervention, and when you scroll to the bottom of the page in the other searches part, it listed a lot of the first names with the last name. I guess from previous people’s searches. The bit where it suggests other popular searches , Facebook, Twitter, and many last names. That’s how I found info.

    Posted by Christine | July 10, 2016, 6:17 pm
  145. Brooke’s story is so similar to mine.Same disease,same pain,same things that she said and she was going through.Watching her episode made me THINK and scared me about what I was doing with my pain meds.I briefly abused them to find some relief,but as soon as I realized I was going down the path of addiction,I decided to flush them down the toilet and never take meds ever again.I prefer the pain and being crippled,than end up killing myself with drugs.Brooke,I want to thank you for your example,you tried to beat your addiction and deal with the pain, and you’ve been as strong as you could.I’m sorry it didn’t work out,I understand why.Your story has been an eye-opener and will be my strenght during my battle with the disease.My thoughts and prayers go to you and your loving family every day.

    Posted by lorenza | August 29, 2016, 10:01 pm
  146. There is no mention of Brittany’s death anywhere but I asked Ken on Facebook and he said he knew about it

    Posted by Dewey | September 12, 2016, 11:04 am
  147. I am wanting to see I believe Ryans story of alcohol. It made me cry. His grandfather was buy him vodka and a good guy at that. Ryan had tests done at the last moment and apparently died. Ashes from ryan and girlfriend, friends were strewn (i forgot)where. please let me know if you can which season and episode. girlfriend had red hair if that helps.

    Posted by Lin da S kender | October 17, 2016, 3:46 pm
    • Dang, Jeff, Ben, and Derek all in about a month… So sad. Any updates on John from season 8 or Anthony from 5? John was a flight attendant who was an alcoholic who wrecked his motorcycle all the time and Anthony was a very sad, extreme alcoholic who had to be taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. Both are people I have been curious about but there are no updates on here

      Posted by BobbyB | January 9, 2017, 4:26 am
  148. last minute decision to get tested. bad hip and deteoriation problems. Grandfather was smart enough to keep alcohol on hand before he had anything done. if not, that would have killed him.

    Posted by linda skender | October 17, 2016, 3:51 pm
  149. I also want to thank Dizzy for this site!

    Posted by LJ | November 28, 2016, 9:56 pm
  150. Megan from season 15 episode 18 passed away the 28th. I didn’t know her well, only met her at a few meetings. She is finally at peace.

    Posted by Amanda | November 29, 2016, 10:50 pm
  151. Just watched Jeffs episode. Man that shit was terribly sad. His kids lost there mom yo drinking, and then lost their dad. its a damn shame, he seemed like an ok dude.

    Posted by Chris M | December 6, 2016, 5:00 pm
  152. Ziggi Tapp passed a week or so ago. He was on an episode of Intervention. He was from Langley, B.C.

    Posted by Kathy | December 19, 2016, 1:22 pm
  153. From Ben’s brother, he passed away sometime last night. Rip Ben Lowe. You were one hell of a man, I will miss seeing your posts everyday and having the conversations we did over the current events you’ve posted

    Hello everyone. This is Ben’s brother Aaron. I think he would want me to let you know that he passed away. The exact time and cause of death are unknown but likely natural causes.

    I am sorry to all of the friends he has made over the years. We’ll provide updates on any news. Donations can be made through Paypal to [email protected] and will go toward cremation as we think he would prefer that to a burial.

    We ask that you care for the ones you love this season and stay safe.

    Posted by Kyra | December 22, 2016, 7:21 pm
  154. I am really sad to see Brittany passed. I am a heroin addict also who just got help. I have 19 days sober and counting. I felt like i could relate to her so much. So sad.

    Posted by PAIGE LOCKIE | December 31, 2016, 8:57 am
  155. DIZZY: What evidence is there that Derek M died from a drink-driving accident? The obituary link you posted just lists a car accident as the cause of death. If you have another source confirming alcohol as a cause of the wreck then please post.

    Posted by Janelle | January 3, 2017, 1:00 pm
  156. I’m watching Intervention and wondered how many of these people addicted end up dying, so here I found all these, and remembered many of them in the show! It breaks my heart! The only solace is to think many of them, who completed treatment got a gift of a sober and hapier life for a while! That validates treatment to me! To give people time of sober happy real life with their families and friends. My condolences to all the families

    Posted by Kim | January 17, 2017, 8:27 pm
  157. I am praying for all those addicted. Take life one second at a time. It’s not about stopping, it’s about not starting every second. The drugs are not only killing us,they are destroying everything we love. Especially after we die from these horrible drugs. Let’s take are life back starting now doing it one second at a time.

    Posted by Darlene | January 29, 2017, 11:29 am
  158. What happened to jennifer? The pill addict that shot up infront of her 2 kids? She had a disabled husband in wheelchair? I can’t get those poor babies out of my mind…i know it said husband kicked her out and has sole custody of kids…but then what? He was only given a few years to live..i pray they haven’t lost both parents…

    Posted by Amanda | January 31, 2017, 12:21 pm
    • I know, for me that was the hardest episode to watch out of all of the Interventions!! I really felt like there was some mandated reporting that should have happened during filming, but i’m not familiar with Canadian laws. Soooooooo sad. sad. sad. sad.

      Posted by Kiwi | March 13, 2017, 2:22 pm
    • That was such a sad story! I felt SO sorry for those kids! Like you, I also wonder how she & her husband are doing. Really a tragedy!

      Posted by Karen | May 24, 2017, 7:13 pm
  159. Chyna, the late former wrestler, was apparently almost on Intervention. The first time she was in talks with the show, she decided to go on the plastic surgery reality show “Botched” instead. The second time, it turned out to be too late.


    Posted by os75 | February 14, 2017, 9:46 pm
  160. For the sake of consistency with your home page, as well as convenience, I think it would be a nice change if this page had the most recent death at the top of the page, rather than at the bottom. Just a suggestion. It’s a small matter, but it seems a bit more neat to run all the pages in the same style.

    Posted by lagaya | March 11, 2017, 11:04 pm
  161. Editing note: Ben’s addiction is listed here as “DMX”. Ben was addicted to “DXM” short for Dextromethorphan, not “DMX” the rapper.

    Posted by Kiwi | March 13, 2017, 6:56 am
  162. R.I.P. Karissa!!

    Posted by bruce | March 13, 2017, 6:02 pm
  163. I’m heartbroken that Karissa is gone! She struggled so hard. Good for you that you crossed the rainbow bridge sober though dollface. Rest easy. ????️‍????

    Posted by Nurse Sugar | March 21, 2017, 8:48 pm
  164. My best friend Josh from 201 just died. I’m fucking heartbroken. Don’t yet know the cause. I had just spoken to him and he said he was doing really well. Now 6 days later he’s gone.

    Posted by Colin | March 29, 2017, 8:58 pm
  165. Here is the link to Karissa Lee Hilts obituary:


    Posted by Tornado | March 31, 2017, 4:59 am
  166. i am sitting here in utter shock at the added people to this thread. my god. my heart goes out to the families. the disease of addiction is real! this really saddens me damn.

    Posted by jacinda godwin | April 26, 2017, 10:23 am
  167. Can anyone please give me an update on Jessica from Canada who was addicted to heroin???

    Posted by Mack | May 2, 2017, 3:30 pm
  168. The Jessica in the article above is a different Jessica. Check out the Intervention Canada open thread. Someone linked to Jessica’s mother’s fb showing a picture of Jessica looking well and in rehab. I hope she’s still fighting the good fight. Best of luck to you Jessica, hang in there!

    Posted by Vivienne | July 15, 2017, 10:22 am
  169. I have a HUGE problem with people here saying things like “I was in rehab with her and this is what she was like” or “I saw him at an NA meeting.” What happened to anonimity? What happened to “who you see here, what you hear here, stays here”? How does pulling the six degrees of rehab separation with these people look to those who want to get help? I’ll tell you how it looks: It looks like them waiting twice as long to get help – or never getting help – because you’ve just confirmed their worst fear that nothing is sacred in a meeting. Shame on every single one of you.

    Posted by Jen | July 17, 2017, 8:14 am
  170. Eric McDonell passed away over the weekend. I was lucky enough to know him from Facebook.

    Posted by Mandy | August 20, 2017, 5:46 pm
    • Dizzy, it appears it was an overdose. Hopefully we will learn more details but the wound is still so fresh. He was very loved by his girlfriend, friends and family.

      Posted by Mandy | August 21, 2017, 8:19 am
  171. Sad to hear the news about Eric McDonnell passing. For three months we shared a room at a half way house two years ago. He was doing so good with his step work when I new him. Went to HA meetings with him. A real Boston southy tough guy but I never saw him angry. Just laughing and smiling is how I remember him.

    Posted by Kevin M | August 21, 2017, 9:36 pm
  172. Not Eric…that breaks my heart. He was one my favorites. I really thought he would be a success story. Prayers to his family as im sure they are completely devastated.

    Posted by Melissa | August 23, 2017, 6:35 am
  173. I’m so sadden to see this page. My heart broke but glad for the update. God bless these families.

    Posted by Amanda | August 28, 2017, 5:02 pm
  174. I actually found the Mike and Jenny missing episode if anyone would want to watch it.


    Posted by Cass | September 17, 2017, 3:09 pm
  175. Richard’s wife Sandra from Season 7 passed away this past July. Here is the obituary. http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=sandra-e-bridgers&pid=186182061&referrer=0&preview=false

    Posted by Ken | October 1, 2017, 1:29 am
  176. I saw Karissa’s story and felt some connection to her since I live closeby. She pulled at my heart for some reason. A friend told me she had been killed while sober in a car accident. I felt such sadness for her a complete stranger. For she,like many other upstate NY’ers,fought the fight. The epidemic in this rural area has taken many. I had hoped the news of her death was wrong. My condolences to her family. I was so pulling for her,and I’m glad she had fought to conquer her demons.

    Posted by Tracey Hallsworth | October 14, 2017, 9:21 pm
  177. If Robby is going to be included on this list, then so should other people from Intervention Canada who’ve passed away, namely Megan and Ziggy.

    Posted by Stefan | January 15, 2018, 4:13 pm
  178. I found the “missing” episode for Mike Fisher/Jenny.

    It can be found here:


    Maybe Mike and Jenny could get a profile?

    for some reason on this website it’s under season 5, #11

    Posted by V | February 22, 2018, 9:21 pm
  179. Taylor died from an asthma attack.

    Posted by J. | March 3, 2018, 9:28 pm
    • Can you please explain how you know this to be the case? I was shocked to hear that Taylor, that beautiful young woman with a long life ahead of her, had passed away. And it saddened me terribly that someone speculated she died from overdose. I would appreciate knowing the real cause of her death.

      Thank you!

      Posted by Mike M | March 9, 2018, 8:26 am
  180. Thank you! I just finished watching the show and was so sad to hear of her passing.

    Posted by Steph | March 5, 2018, 9:36 pm
  181. For several weeks I have been watching Intervention from the very first episode. It has made me an emotional wreck. Its made me feel blessed that I didn’t end up an alcoholic or addict. I suffered many years of every type of abuse from age 7 till about 37. I lost my mom 18 years ago to cancer. I would of been a ‘perfect’ candidate to be an alcoholic or addict. I was introduced to a few drugs and drank a lot in my 20’s and early 30’s. But I never needed an ‘intervention’. I have a great spouse who loves me and keeps me happy. She has helped me get the right help so I don’t turn to alcohol or drugs. But most of all I have my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to help me stay strong.

    Posted by Dawn Curriston | April 13, 2018, 11:20 pm
    • That’s great that your wife has helped you get the right help and all. Just note that intervention isn’t just what you see on the show. Intervention also mean getting someone the right help and/or steering them into the right direction so they won’t turn to alcohol or drugs anymore. Sounds to me you indeed had an “intervention” of your own. Just not like the one you see on TV.

      Posted by kitty katt | April 16, 2018, 8:54 am

    Posted by Katherine Bittler | May 5, 2018, 4:24 pm
    • Katherine, thank you for correcting me on this. I have updated Taylor’s cause of death.

      This site isn’t affiliated with A&E or Intervention. I’m just a person who is a fan of the show, I don’t have anything to do with filming or editing. The purpose of this site is to document the episodes and provide other fans with updates about how people are doing. When I find out someone has passed away I do my own research to try and verify the cause. Often I cannot find anything official but I find publicly posted comments and posts from their friends and loved ones that indicate how they died. That’s why I put ‘Unconfirmed, presumed overdose’ on Taylor’s, because there were quite a few comments from friends that indicated it was an overdose, but I couldn’t confirm with an obituary or close family member. My sincerest apologies, I made the wrong call on this. I’m so sorry for your loss and I regret that I added to your pain in any way.

      Posted by Dizzy | May 7, 2018, 7:29 am
      • That was very sincere Dizz- and to Mrs Bittler, Very sorry for ur families loss. Heroin is tearing families apart effecting young ppl. I think people will be able to relate to Taylors story and some of the things she went thru. Seeing someone as beautiful as Taylor struggling with addiction and shooting up really hits home for some families- Thank You for sharing ur story. May Taylor rest in peace.

        Posted by jacinda godwin | May 7, 2018, 10:40 am
    • Katherine I am so sorry for your loss. Dizzy the page Admin is not affiliated with A&E in any way. Dizzy meant well and is a great person. People make mistakes. I hope you accept the apology.

      Posted by TORNADO | May 7, 2018, 10:48 pm
  183. I don’t know if this has been posted by I found out Interventionist John Southworth who appeared in a few episodes passed away back in November.


    Posted by Kent | June 2, 2018, 8:23 pm
  184. I have found myself watching old episodes of Interventions lately. I guess I’m looking for answers ill never find. My father and mother was an alcoholic. I’m childhood really sucked from my parents not paying attention when other men were around. I went on to marry an alcoholic, had two wonderful children and finally divorced after 13 years. My gather died in 2015. He would say terrible things like im not a real person. I’m stupid, stuff like that. He would constantly put me down. From these shows, I’m trying to figure out why my dad didn’t love me. I’ve dealt will this for 44 years. I just can’t put it out of my mind.

    Posted by Deidre Kalahar | July 20, 2018, 6:02 am
  185. so sorry to hear that Deidre. no child deserves that. I hope you can find peace.

    Posted by lagaya | July 22, 2018, 1:27 pm
  186. Well,I have a list of people I’m wondering if anyone know anything about? I’m really curious about them! (sorry,it’s a bit long list:/)

    -Anthony(season 5),the alcoholic from Michigan,whose brother died of leukemia – his episode was so sad:(

    -Kim(season 3) the anorexic from Northern California

    -Nicole(season 5), with Dyspahsia (she was who didn’t swallow anything and had a feeding tube)

    -Tyler (season 7) ,the alcohol and crack addict who lost his brother and sister also because addiction

    -Jessa&Skyler(season 11) ,Jessa was the alcohol and meth addict and Skyler used bath salts

    -Sandi (season 12), the alcoholic(gin)

    -Andrew(season 12) ,the bulimic

    -Sean(-||-) , the alcholic from Salem, Massachussettes who came from a religious family and his father cheated but
    both him and the mother denied it

    -Terry&Britney (-||-) Terry was the fentanyl and crack addict from Ontario who was molested by his babysitter as a kid, and Britney was the cocaine and bath salts addict,from Escanaba,MI. I’ve read many times that she got jailed again,is that true?:/ Because from a nice pic of her and her mother on her fb from 2years ago I thought she happily lives her life and has a good relationship with her family!:/

    -Gina(season 14,Gina&Kaila ep) the heroin addict from San Antonio

    Posted by Enikő Faludi | August 7, 2018, 10:10 am
    • *Sorry,I’m correctings,Gina is from season 13 not 14

      Posted by Enikő Faludi | August 7, 2018, 10:13 am
    • -Nicole: https://www.facebook.com/nicole.kagle.5

      -Tyler last I heard was in prison, which probably ended up saving his life.

      -Skyler had a son but has relapsed many times.

      -Andrew continues to do well.

      -Britney was recently arrested.

      -Gina has relapsed multiple times.

      Posted by Stefan | August 7, 2018, 10:44 am
      • Thank you for the information Stefan! Sad that most of them didn’t en up the best but i hope that by now or at least in the near future everyone’s life will get better! I’m so happy for Nicole and Andrew,I wasn’t even sure if Nicole is even alive,some people commented stuff like she died,but i’m happy she didn’t!:)

        Do you know anything about when and why was Britney arrested? The last thing I found yesterday about her that she was arrested in 2015 and that she could release in 2017! Or she got trouble again?:/

        Posted by Enikő Faludi | August 8, 2018, 2:04 pm
    • Enter each name into the search bar at the top of the site and read their individual pages. There are often updates in the comments.

      Posted by Dizzy | August 7, 2018, 3:50 pm
      • Ok,thank you Dizzy! Most of the people I listed I didn’t really find updates,just people were asking each other about the addict but there were many that no one knew anything about that’s why I commented here! But I’ll keep checking their individual page mybe someone will have updates! Thanks again!:)

        Posted by Enikő Faludi | August 8, 2018, 2:08 pm
  187. New poster to this board. I have a question about Brittany (S18E14). At the end of her episode it says she had been sober since early May, 2016. She died of an overdose on August 20, 2016, which means she basically died immediately after treatment. Why doesn’t A&E tell us this?

    Posted by Charles Black | August 15, 2018, 3:06 pm
    • There are quite a few addicts who either passed away or relapsed but their episode isn’t updated with this information. It’s usually because filming stops while the addict is still in rehab and is sober. In Brittany’s case, she died from an overdose almost immediately after finishing rehab.

      Posted by Kitty Katt | March 23, 2019, 12:58 am
  188. RIP Vanessa!

    Vanessa Marquez, the compulsive shopper who was an actress on E.R. has been shot last night in a stand-off with the police in South Pasadena. She was terminally ill and seemingly just had a seizure. She shared her episode with you-know-who and whose-name-shall-not-be-spoken arouind here.

    Posted by Kyle | August 31, 2018, 3:28 am
    • Sorry, I’m sort of new here… what’s the story with Gabe? I don’t see him listed on the Episode page here, either…?

      (Apologies if this has been discussed a ton already!)

      Posted by Brett | August 31, 2018, 12:32 pm
    • My heart is breaking for her and for her dear friends. She had such a sweet personality it pains me that she died a such a fearful and violent death while the Screamer had a family who bent over backwards to shield him from the consequences of his addiction that could have easily been the same type of death or involved maiming.

      Since their episode was already unavailable by the time I discovered the show, I was thrilled to see it included in the you tube collection recently shared and watched it immediately just a few days ago fearing they may disappear at any time. Such a contrast between the two and it really struck me how she had no family that cared about her whatsoever and how appreciative she was of her friends deep love for her compared to his heavily enabling to the point indebtedness for which he had zero appreciation. May she rest in peace knowing she was loved by many.

      Posted by Lhamo55 | September 25, 2018, 9:58 pm
  189. At first I didn’t think it was true, but they’re talking about it on Datalounge and there are some links to articles. There’s also a link to a YouTube video of the Vanessa and Gabr episode that’s good quality. I liked Vanessa and wanted her to get better. This is sad.

    Posted by Tobie | August 31, 2018, 7:55 am
  190. I am very saddened to hear of Joe’s recent passing. I like him and was rooting for him. I hope he is at peace and my thoughts are with his family.

    Posted by Toreigh | September 6, 2018, 2:07 pm
  191. Can you move Betsy up a few slots so it’s chronologically in order of date of death? Sorry that’s the anal version of myself LOL

    Also, if/when you get confirmation of her death from family/friends, would you mind asking if they know why her episode was removed in all capacities?

    Posted by Stefan | September 12, 2018, 12:38 am
  192. Thanks so much for your work on this page. Intervention inspired me to get help for my alcoholism & today I have 65 days sobriety from alcohol & opiates. Its a great show because some addicts get & stay sober while others refuse help, just like in real life.

    Posted by Shannon | September 25, 2018, 12:43 pm
  193. I was very curious about Betsy’s progress after watching her episode on youtube (huge thanks to Ramoin) and found an online obituary for her that is different from the one listed above. This obituary (https://www.lastingtributesfuneralcare.com/obituaries/Betsy-Johnson/#!/Obituary) mentions that Betsy passed away after battling cancer. I think that sharing this may stop some of the speculation about her passing. Sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace 🕯🕯💛

    Posted by Anonymouse | October 28, 2018, 12:28 pm
  194. Does anyone remember the female school teacher whose best friend, a woman, died, announced in the closing credits? What was her name and what became of her? I want to say her name was Megan but don’t think it was the same Megan who is listed as deceased from the show.

    Posted by Andrew | November 1, 2018, 2:35 am
  195. Taylor had a ton of infections in her mouth so her death could have been from those. She had the teeth removed and the dentist did give her antibiotics for it. Infections are a big deal and if she wasnt taking care of where the teeth elwere pulled I could see it getting worse.

    Posted by Kay | November 10, 2018, 1:43 pm
  196. Please update to include Lyndsey from Intervention Canada.

    Posted by Stefan | December 6, 2018, 12:31 am
  197. I know she wasn’t a cast member, but I always felt so bad for Dea. I always felt like they should have offered her treatment, like they did with the red headed eating disorder girl’s friend. They have offered treatment to other friends over the years. She just seemed so sad and close to death at the time of the show.

    Posted by Tobie | December 6, 2018, 11:13 am
  198. Hmm, well I’m not quite sure where to post this but I found an interesting thread from a cameraman for the show. He offers some proof as to his identity and also has several interesting stories and anecdotes regarding some of individuals featured throughout the seasons. For anyone as hungry for updates as I am, I thought I would post this somewhere on this site. Although the thread is from 2012 so not really much as far as recent updates but, all the same…

    Posted by Hana | January 30, 2019, 4:10 am
  199. Does anyone know what happened to Katherine? I recall posting on this site a while back about her, but now I cannot locate the comment. She is one that sticks out in my mind, her and Cristy (season 2, episode 18). I would be very interested to hear updates on both of them.

    Posted by T | February 24, 2019, 8:42 am
  200. The recent post on Corrine’s profile sounds like her death was also related to her diabetes.

    Posted by Stefan | March 21, 2019, 3:15 pm
  201. Oh no. I’ve followed Corrine for a long time now. I know she fought her addictions so hard. I feel bad for her daughters.

    Posted by Flamingo | March 21, 2019, 4:24 pm
  202. RIP Corinne. Here is her obituary.

    Posted by Andy | March 21, 2019, 9:02 pm
  203. So sad to hear about corrine. I had high hopes for her. My condolences to her family.

    Posted by Toreigh | March 23, 2019, 1:27 pm
  204. What happened to Katie from season 18 episode 21? She was a hot mess, but had previously been a substance abuse counselor. She left treatment, but can’t find if she (somehow) survived.

    Posted by Pete Alexander | April 29, 2019, 7:59 pm
  205. Does anyone know how Darick from TN is? He cooked and used meth and icy. I’m not sure what season he was on. I was just wondering how he was doing.

    Posted by Wendy | May 5, 2019, 10:40 am
  206. Rocky. I’m so sorry. The world is less bright without you

    Posted by Manda | June 19, 2019, 1:13 pm
  207. I been watching old repeats of Intervention and just watched Corinne R. Stumborgs episode. I’ve seen it a few times already and always wondered what happen with her and so many others on the show. I did a search and found a list of all the ones who’ve passed on and was surprised Corinne passed earlier this year. She seemed so happy and full of life after her treatment. And she looked so good and healthy. The real victims of this sad story is her kids and family that suffer the most. Gone to soon. So sad. RIP…

    Posted by Burt | October 26, 2019, 12:45 pm
  208. Either some of these addicts are lucky lately, or is this page being updated as frequently? I’m surprised there’s been no deaths since Brittany. I hate seeing it happen so in a way I’m glad, but I’m surprised given the frequency of fentanyl and other additives in opiates slash accidental overdoses still on the same continuum. As sad as it is, I’ve realized too that although the show ended on a high note, it’s odd that their success rate was so much higher than anything else, when we can obviously see some of these ‘successes’ have since racked up into the new full page of people who eventually died from this disease.
    As sad as it is, they should not advertise the same rate of success anymore, or maybe this site should redo it, taking into account the current (if confirmed by family) news about active users, not only just deaths. it’s nowhere near the rate advertised. I think 90 day rehabs in general have a 10-20 (max) chance of someone sticking it out for a year. And this is coming from someone who knows a little bit of what they’re talking about, late 20’s but 3 1/2 years now clean (:

    I can’t emphasize enough that I was ready when I was ready. It’s sad some people take valuable rehab seats if they’re not ready, but getting help even against their will sometimes by family members and bottom lines can be important when someone has truly lost their way and mind. I see both sides. And I am a huge fan of the show, despite by opinion above about statistics.

    Posted by WB | February 6, 2020, 2:58 pm
    • The gap between Taylor and Betsy was much longer, so I wouldn’t worry too much.

      Posted by Stefan | February 6, 2020, 3:19 pm
      • That Ramoin guy had comments from an apparent family member on the episode of the H addict from season 2, with a daughter Sadee ;-( named Kristen had actually been deceased but they also had a cease and desist letter from the show, and did not want to share with the masses their updates of their family. So I wouldn’t add her to the list, but they did comment back to me publically before the channel went down on the public episode and didn’t ask me for any privacy so I mean sharing it on this forum isn’t the same as their apparent feelings towards the show or the crew providing an update which they also said had been blocked. I wonder if there’s any more people we just don’t know what they’re up to, because the show, and perhaps they themselves, like Courtney, have decided NOT to go public or allow their families to share. Ugh, confusing and a bit scary indeed.
        I definitely think reading the Kristen thing, realizing there was no updates on here about her really had me worried that we were just touching the surface, as I could understand many families wanting their children not to become spectacles or remembered related to their addiction after their death. But I feel you, and I totally hope you’re right.

        Posted by WB | February 7, 2020, 4:57 pm
  209. I wonder if anyone has run into the same as myself, but I’m following up on obituaries, fact-checking, and almost every link on every person usually ends up being a dead link.

    Posted by BBMA1234 | February 10, 2020, 4:17 pm
  210. Wow, I feel so bad I listened to whatever troll disseminated that information but thank god she’s alive!!! I wonder what type of soul could go posing as a cousin and say those things. Her daughter is beautiful and looks happy and thriving, that is all amazing news Karen, thank you!

    Posted by WB | February 15, 2020, 2:38 pm
  211. Guess the show was a complete success. Lol, I mean it was in reguards to making some rich people richer. Whilst exploiting a family that feels completely helpless. Here’s what we’re going to do, let’s get some folks that are at rock bottom, expose all their dirties secrets and put the under the pressure of having the whole world watch the hardest thing they’ll ever do. That way when they relapse they’ll feel that much worse, what could go wrong!?

    Posted by Mike | February 25, 2020, 11:26 pm
  212. Zac Reeves from Heroin Triangle died from an overdose on April 16, 2020. He was in rehab until Easter Sunday 2020, He used when he got a day pass on Easter and failed a drug test when he came back to rehab. His rehab took him to a detox facility that night. A female alleged to be a user/seller found him dead in her bathroom the following Thursday.

    Posted by Pete | May 11, 2020, 9:42 am
  213. Mike- there are plenty of people spotlighted on the show who are sober, successful, and doing recovery work. The show isn’t responsible for keeping people alive. The show gives the addict the opportunity for paid treatment, as a last chance effort to save their life. Once the person accepts or declines the gift of treatment it’s up to them, and the family bottom lines, to determine the direction their life

    Posted by Anna | May 28, 2020, 12:57 pm
  214. Omg Courtney 🙁 I remember thinking, this girl needs serious help and she just slipped through the cracks, but I do wish best of condolences to her family, friends and loved ones.

    Posted by A | June 8, 2020, 1:51 am
  215. Does anyone know what happened to Brittany Howard’s brother? He died a few years after her.

    Posted by Sam | June 22, 2020, 4:24 pm
  216. I doubt anyone will even read this.. I just submitted my friends name Jesse W to INTERVENTION, he NEEDS HELP.. Please pray he gets his shot. I am desperate to help this family.

    Posted by LINDA KELLY | June 24, 2020, 10:45 am
  217. In case nobody has seen yet the New Season starts July 20th @10-9 Central. Can’t wait to see what’s in store and hopefully get more help for these addicts.

    Posted by Kent | July 7, 2020, 5:43 am
  218. Hello, so I watched the new season premiere earlier tonight. I have never watched this show, it was by happenstance that I caught it. It was about a lady named Melanie. I came on here looking for an update for her. I sincerely hope she is doing well. My heart hurts for these people and their friends and families. I found this site and seeing the photos and reading the stories of all these people who passed away, it’s heart-wrenching. I’m not sure I can watch this show again. Thanks for all the updates and any updates on Melanie.

    Posted by A Struggler | July 20, 2020, 9:00 pm
    • It’s very emotional, especially during the interventions. I go through 1/4 box of tissues every time I watch.

      For those on here saying things about “failure” and the percentage of long-term success, if you SAVE even ONE addict, if this show helps PREVENT others from following these footsteps, if it EDUCATES ANYONE on addiction, THEN IT IS 100% SUCCESSFUL!!! While it is typical to want to dichotomize something, addiction affects everyone in a different way, whether they are addicts or otherwise. Don’t ever forget, recovery is forever and relapse is always a blink away.

      Posted by Bonkers | July 21, 2020, 1:57 pm
  219. Does anyone know what happened to Kayne and Amy? The episode ended by saying he did well in rehab for 99 days, until Amy visited him, then he relapsed. Anyone have an update?

    Posted by Danielle | July 23, 2020, 9:03 am
  220. https://www.instagram.com/iamanepigram/?hl=en

    Found Dallas’ Instagram Idk if that is weird just was trying to find an update on her. Looks like she might be doing better? Obviously we can’t always tell from an Instagram page but I hope she is doing well. And she seems to be with Jason still

    Posted by Savannah | September 24, 2020, 6:54 pm
  221. Hi everyone. My name is Ari and I’m Skyler Russell’s fiancee. Unfortunately he passed away at age 33 October 16, 2020 in hospice. He had years of alcohol addiction that he fought and when he finally stopped his body basically shut down. DTs took him into organ failure. He spent 3 weeks in ICU, 2 days in hospice. He was, however, sober when he was taken into the hospital and had been doing an amazing job at regaining control of his life again.

    Words can never express how devastated we are. A lot of things died with him. He leaves behind a 12 year old son. Thank you all for the support over the years. I’ll update again when Tiffany runs the death notice. We have a GoFundMe set up to help us out with the final costs of putting our beloved to rest.

    Posted by Ari | October 17, 2020, 10:30 am

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