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Season 1, Episode 5


Age: 24
Location: Minnesota
Addicted to: Meth
What’s memorable: How badly she wants to quit, but just can’t.  The follow-up.

Legacy Update:

Official synopsis: She had everything she ever wanted out of life, including a wonderful husband and family. In fact, she almost had a perfect life until it all ended in divorce. Not knowing how to handle the divorce, she turned to crystal meth. Sara is now a junkie and has lost everything in her life, including her daughter. She lives at home with her parents and continues using drugs. Her family hopes she will get help to get her life back.

Original Air Date: April 2005
Interventionist: Candy

All comments.

  1. Kerri Sherwood

    She always stayed on my mind and I have watched her episode several times. I would love to read an update!

  2. Samantha

    The follow-up was incredible! I had a ridiculous amount of happy tears- my goodness! Such a beautiful girl, and I hope to God she is still doing wonderfully today:)

  3. Valerie

    What touched me most about this episode was how much love and support her family was giving.

    1. Diane S

      Yes – Her family is wonderful, unlike the families of so many addicts.

  4. Voltaria

    Sara got clean and got a job with the local sheriffs office as a meth educator. There’s the follow up video here:

  5. Jimmie

    Wow! I’m so so incredibly glad to hear that she is doing so well! I really hope she stays sober!

  6. Gregory Moore

    What an awesome follow-up feature! This is one of the first truly great episodes of “Intervention”. I believe this was the one that really made me a devoted fan of the show. Sara is a lovely person and it’s near-maddening to be able to see how she’s ruining her life–yet she can’t seem to see it herself. Boy, this episode is a clear-cut example of how addictions can render a person utterly senseless. Sara’s parents are very sympathetically portrayed, too…though my favorite person in this episode is Sara’s beautiful grandmother. When she is shown desperately weeping over her beloved granddaughter, it’s simply heartbreaking. How wonderful for Sara that she had the inner strength to change her life! She is an inspiration and it is wonderful to see how she’s made it through the storm! Go Sara!

    1. Michelle A

      I totally agree about her grandmother, Gregory. I just re-watched this episode and the bits where her grandmother is sobbing were so sad!! 😥 You could tell how much she loved and cared for her granddaughter, but felt so utterly helpless because she couldn’t do anything for Sara.

      She was such a wonderful, positive lady and I’m so glad Sara made the right choice and got clean, her grandmother never had to cry over her again – except happy tears! 💜

  7. Em

    There’s an update on her on Apple TV, it’s under the season 14 clips–I think it was called a legacy update? Anyway, she recently hit ten years sober and her smile is so infectious you can’t help but smile while watching the update. So happy for her.

  8. Shana

    This episode, to me, explains addiction exactly. Wanting to stop but simply not being able to- despite hurting everyone around you. God bless Sara and her beautiful family

  9. Susie

    Her legacy update is awesome! She looks so happy and healthy. I wonder what happened to her friend Redding, he seemed like just what she needed to give her that final push to go to treatment.

  10. Keith

    She looks great! Has a family and is a true inspiration. Here is her facebook: