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Post-Intervention Deaths

It’s always shocking to find out one of the addicts profiled has died as a result of their addiction. It shouldn’t be so shocking, given that they were in such bad shape that their their families felt like the would die without an intervention, but still, it is. Maybe it’s because we come to feel like we know them over an hour (I know, 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.

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


lawrenceLawrence Ryan
Episode 59. Season 4, Episode 9
Alcoholic
Left after 30 days of treatment and was sober another 3 weeks before relapsing. Died 2 months later after developing esophageal bleeding.
Cause of death: Esophageal bleeding as a result of cirrhosis of the liver.


chrisChris Brady
Episode 82. Season 6, Episode 10
Alcoholic
Completed treatment but relapsed
Cause of death: Suicide while under the influence of alcohol
Interview with Shawn in The Advocate


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


dillonDillon Brewer
Episode 40. Season 3, Episode 6
Meth addict
Left after 31 days of treatment, claimed to be sober
Cause of death: Suicide. “In November 2011, Dillon’s girlfriend called the police after he attemped to strangle her. Dillon fled the police and broke into his mother and stepfather’s home, where he beat his stepfather with a gun and then forced them out of the house. The police were called, and after a standoff, Dillon fatally shot himself.”
Article


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


mike-ocdMike 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: Unknown.
Obituary


jackieJackie Wooten
Episode 108. Season 7
Alcoholic
Died January 10, 2013
Cause of death: Unknown
Obituary


johntJohn Tyrell
Episode 57. Season 4
Alcoholic, hallucinogens
Died January 7, 2013
Cause of death: Suicide
Obituary


seanSean Messina
Episode 184. Season 11, Episode 11
Alcoholic
Did not go to treatment, continued to drink
Died January 4, 2014
Cause of death: Liver failure
Facebook page


MeganMegan Wood
Episode 164. Season 10, Episode 5
Opiate Addict
Completed treatment
Died February 9, 2014
Cause of death: Heroin overdose
Obituary, News Story


sebastianSebastian Ramirez
Episode 97, Season 6
Heroin Addict
Completed treatment
Died April 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack or stroke
Memorial Service Video


charles2Charles Weimer
Episode 62, Season 4
Heroin Addict
Completed treatment
Died March 10, 2014
Cause of Death: Overdose


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


nik2Nik Buckmaster
Episode 83, Season 5
Heroin
Died November 29, 2014
Cause of Death: Surgery complications


Brooke Season 4 episode 3Brooke Renee Boulter
Episode 53, Season 4
Pain Meds
Died December 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Meth-related overdose
Obituary


ryanRyan Bond
Episode 128, Season 8
Alcoholic
Died December 14, 2014
Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the liver

 


COMMENTS UPDATE 4.30.15: I will 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 also 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

Discussion

224 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
  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
  3. Intervention Season 11 – Episode 10 “Courtney”

    Does anyone know where she is currently or her family? Is she in treatment? Is she off heroin?

    Posted by MMA | April 17, 2012, 3:28 am
  4. 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
  5. Wow, I missed that about Mike. Very sad.

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

    Posted by k | June 10, 2012, 7:28 pm
    • Really? I’ve been hearing rumors of this for years but no proof. Do you have an obituary or news link to verify this? Thanks.

      Posted by Dizzy | June 10, 2012, 7:37 pm
      • You’re right! I believed this based on the photograph of the newspaper article, but I looked through the LA Times obituaries and there’s no record. That’s good news, I always felt so sorry for her!

        Posted by k | June 11, 2012, 8:39 am
      • What photograph of the newspaper article are you talking about? I haven’t seen that.

        Posted by Dizzy | June 11, 2012, 12:20 pm
      • This is actually false. A&E posted on their website that this is a rumor, and she is alive.

        Posted by Kelly | September 25, 2012, 11:49 am
    • Cristy didn’t die. She is alive and back in treatment as I write this. Hopefully this time it works. I did some google searches (more like spent hoyrs actually) as I have always wondered. Found her and her sisters myspace facebook.

      Posted by Em | July 8, 2013, 8:02 am
  7. 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
  8. Mike was from episode 72 (season 5, episode 12)

    Posted by Casandra | September 18, 2012, 9:53 pm
  9. 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
      Xoxoxo

      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
  10. 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. :)

    Mojo

    Posted by Mojo | December 19, 2012, 2:22 pm
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Has anyone heard anything about Jessica the heroin addict with the three girls?

    Posted by Dana | June 13, 2013, 6:19 pm
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Facebook.com/kailabee123

    Posted by anon | August 22, 2013, 10:38 pm
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Everyone wondering about Kaila heres her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kailabee123

    Posted by melwheat | November 14, 2013, 1:23 pm
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. josh from the episode heroin highway passed away from an overdose in June of 2013.

    Posted by ginger | February 8, 2014, 11:12 pm
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  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. Very sad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on_e1u5vQXM

    Posted by Felicia | April 21, 2014, 1:20 pm
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. Sebastien from “Sebastien & Marcel” recently passed away as well; very sad episode.

    Posted by Leci Lee | April 30, 2014, 9:55 am
  50. 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
  51. John Tyrrell aka Dr Doom committed suicide by overdosing on pills.

    Posted by Brian | May 10, 2014, 5:06 pm
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. “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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. Do you guys know anything about Katie,the blonde girl with alcohol problems/bulimia?

    Posted by kremyy | August 15, 2014, 7:06 am
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. Season 14 Episode 2 had me in tears. I can completely see why a mother would change so much and so drastically. Please give me an update on Dana, and does anyone know if they have a support link up to donate? Much appreciated.

    Posted by Shannon Ross | September 3, 2014, 6:52 am
  68. What ever happened to Dallas?

    Posted by Courtney | September 10, 2014, 1:27 pm
  69. Sad…but they’re in a much better place now. Trust me.

    Posted by Frances | September 11, 2014, 6:29 am
  70. 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
  71. What happened to the guy Josh who used to sleep in the same bed with his mother? Wow what a family!

    Posted by rick | September 17, 2014, 10:53 am
  72. Tragic stories. My heart goes out to the families.

    Posted by Carrie | September 23, 2014, 4:53 pm
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. One source claims it was a stroke.

    Posted by cmh047@gmail.com | October 23, 2014, 11:09 am
  82. 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
  83. 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
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. I agree too. Infuriating.

    Posted by Lynn | October 27, 2014, 5:09 am
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. Article and semi-recent update on Jennifer (Allson) of Arizona. She seems to be doing well; looking well; and more importantly, feeling well. Blessings!

    http://m.eastvalleytribune.com/local/health/article_f0ef8e0a-6984-11e2-8a40-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=jqm

    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
  93. 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
  94. 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.

    http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/im-watching-intervention-right-now-and-its-too-real.250114498/

    http://www.bluelight.org/vb/archive/index.php/t-384085-p-7.html

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110719174059AA5mXW6

    Posted by Sean | December 1, 2014, 9:59 pm
  95. 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
  96. I did some searching and cannot find any information about Nik Buckmaster. RIP :(

    Posted by Sandra | December 15, 2014, 4:23 pm
  97. 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
  98. Ryan from Season 9 died a few days ago

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

    Posted by Dizzy | December 22, 2014, 6:41 pm
  100. 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
  101. Brook’s episode was just on the night before last

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

    Posted by Shawn | December 23, 2014, 5:18 pm
  103. 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
  104. 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
  105. 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.
    Brittany

    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 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
  106. 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
  107. 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
  108. 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
  109. 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
  110. 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
  111. 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…”

    http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-franciscos-first-homicide-victim-was-on-reality-tv-show/Content?oid=2190208

    Posted by Ashlyn P | January 13, 2015, 7:38 pm
  112. 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
  113. 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
  114. I watched the episode with Ricky, aka Rocky the Champion. My heart was so touched by his screaming/crying at his intervention. How is he? How are his precious sons? I really hope he found peace.

    Posted by Kelly cox | February 1, 2015, 6:32 am
  115. 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
  116. 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
  117. Nice memorial video for Nik Buckmaster – so sad.

    Posted by Jenn | February 25, 2015, 1:14 pm
  118. 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
  119. 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 mecca2142@gmail.com or text me anytime at 705-626-7321. Thank you!

    Posted by Jessica | March 16, 2015, 8:25 am
  120. 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
  121. 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
  122. 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
  123. 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
  124. 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
  125. 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
  126. 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
  127. Found this follow-up to the guy who was arrested for “lying” in Megan’s death:

    http://m.host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/racine-man-gets-months-more-jail-for-drugs-lying-in/article_d2838ab9-c7ec-588a-afdc-ed4b9f05f403.html?mobile_touch=true

    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
  128. 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
  129. Does anybody know what has happened to Dorothy from season 11?
    I just finished watching this episode and has me in tears, I see a lot of myself in her. I too have an addiction to alcohol and cutting and she has inspired me to get help.

    Posted by valerie | May 2, 2015, 3:49 pm
  130. Does anyone know if Tyler managed to survive? That’s the guy who’s sister and brother overdosed just weeks before his intervention and he left the rehab after a week. I felt so sorry for his dad… I doubt he made it but still hope..

    Posted by mara | May 3, 2015, 1:21 pm
  131. 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
  132. 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
  133. Does anyone know how Michelle from Season 2, Episode 4, is doing. I am from Artesia, NM where she is originally from and know her mom, she was my counselor in Jr. High and sister Tori. But never hear much about her, and not sure if to ask, or who to ask.

    Posted by L.A. | July 1, 2015, 11:31 pm

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